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
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
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
Take a trip with Maine Festival Chorus to NYC! by Nancy Dorrans How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Ask Richard Nickerson, director of Windham High Schoo... Read more
Christian L. Torp is an attorney, missionary, activist, urban-farmer, master gardener, foster parent and advocate for social change who lives at Justi... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans When I’m away traveling and I tell people I live in Portland, Maine, the reaction is dreamy. “Ah, Maine…I love Maine,” or “Wow, you l... Read more
Bucket Lists and Travel Tips What is on your bucket list? Or maybe I should start with, “What is a Bucket List?” According to Travis Bell, the B... Read more