Welcome to the West End News Food & Travel section.
Local reviewer James Fereira visits your favorite local eateries and shares all the good tastes, dished out with a little snark. And West End independent travel agent Nancy Dorrans takes readers around the world in search of adventure.
The Portland Palate An Introduction to WEN’s New Food Review Ask and you shall receive… After our 2016 Reader Survey, the results were undeniable that... Read more
Grandma Dorrans and the Isle of Lewis by Nancy Dorrans I founded Adventure Marketplace in 2014, but my love for travel stems from a childhood love for... Read more
Hillary Clinton says Travel Changes Minds by Nancy Dorrans If travel can change your life can it also change your mind? That’s what Hillary Clinton sa... Read more
By Nancy Dorrans Cycling and educational adventure to Portugal… Invited on a travel industry cycling and educational adventure to Portugal, I wa... Read more
Adventurous traveler Nancy Dorrans shares safety tips. by Nancy Dorrans As an adventurous traveler and travel agent I have a strong sense of intrigue... Read more
The Portland Palate Artemisia ‘A Good Choice Off the Beaten Path’ by James Fereira This cozy restaurant, hidden in plain sight in Portland’s “studio d... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans “World travelers,” they say. “Always on the go.” “Must be nice to get all those free trips.” “Is there any place you haven’t be... Read more
The Art and Craft of the Accidental Gardener by Nancy Dorrans If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. -Marcus Tullius Cicer... Read more
By Nancy Dorrans I could have been Canadian. My father’s parents came to Canada from Scotland and eventually ended up in Michigan. My mother... Read more
MOAC Moxiestock and Blackfly Ball by Nancy Dorrans Maine Outdoor Adventure Club (MOAC) can take you and your friends ‘from away’ to fun de... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans As a travel agent since 1982, give or take a few years, I’ve seen a lot of changes in the industry. I wish I had a dollar, or even a... Read more
Ideas for Biking from Locals and From Away… by Nancy Dorrans There’s a sense of freedom and control that wraps around me as I pump up my tires, don my... Read more