Portland

The Locals' Guide to Portland, Maine for the Wall Street Journal

“James Beard award-winning restaurants line cobblestone streets, breweries turn out serious suds and the lobster roll is in a constant state of upscale reinvention. Portland, Maine, is a food-lover’s fantasyland, but the culture goes well beyond the plate. Works by Renoir, Homer and Picasso hang at the Portland Museum of Art, and Mother Nature puts on an all-seasons show. Set on the water—the Casco Bay islands make for picturesque day trips—the former capital of the state is rife with trails winding through its parks and promenades. Visitors are prone to mid-hike epiphanies: Why not live here? Soon after novelist Richard Russo and his wife, Barbara, moved to town, daughters Kate and Emily followed. Emily opened PRINT, a bookstore in artsy Munjoy Hill. ‘Our roots in Portland are very deep,’ said Mr. Russo, whose new book, Chances Are… was written there. ‘I can’t think what would get us out of here now.’”

An insider’s guide to Portland, with recommendations by artist Will Sears, chefs Ilma Lopez and Damian Sansonetti, designer Jill McGowan, and writer Richard Russo. Photographed for the Wall Street Journal.

All images © Greta Rybus for the Wall Street Journal

Writer Richard Ford for the Financial Times

 
London's   Financial Times   ran a glowing piece about Portland over the weekend and included some of the city’s new favorites.   I took a few of the images that ran with the article, and by chance, the photos I took for FT of writer Richard Ford ran in the same paper with some of his writing.  
  © Greta Rybus for the Financial Times

London's Financial Times ran a glowing piece about Portland over the weekend and included some of the city’s new favorites. I took a few of the images that ran with the article, and by chance, the photos I took for FT of writer Richard Ford ran in the same paper with some of his writing.

© Greta Rybus for the Financial Times

Eventide for Monocle Magazine

 
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For each issue, Monocle Magazine (based out of London) picks a unique restaurant and shares two of their finest recipes.

This month, they featured Portland’s newest gem, Eventide Oyster Co. Which, just so happens to be my favorite local restaurant. It’s where I learned to love oysters. Kind of. 

It was a delicious shoot. I documented the process of making their classic lobster roll and their signature Bloody Maria (hint: it has tequila in it). 

Yum, right?

All images © Greta Rybus