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 PalateReview and Photos by James Fereira After 29 months of writing food reviews on individual restaurants, I found myself having a need... Read more
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
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
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
By Nancy Dorrans Cycling and educational adventure to Portugal… Invited on a travel industry cycling and educational adventure to Portugal, I wa... Read more
by Nancy Dorrans Last month I traveled south just before Easter. While it was still cool, damp and gray/brown in Portland, where I was headed spring w... Read more
The Portland Palate Ruski’s Tavern – Still a Neighborhood Bar? Sometimes it’s the patrons who best define the zeitgeist of a business rather... Read more
From Maine to DC We got they-ah from he-ah! Nancy charters a bus to the Women’s March by Nancy Dorrans While in Iceland last November, days after the... 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
by Nancy Dorrans Earlier this winter I was invited by the Bermuda Tourism Authority to learn more about the island as an “Adventure Destination.... Read more
The Portland Palate Review: Oh No Cafe by James Fereira This month I’m reviewing Oh No Café, Portland’s West End. Oh No has been a staple establish... Read more
Romantic Plans… It “is” the thought that counts! by Nancy Dorrans Many years ago I was a ski instructor at Boston Mills; a small and bustling ski area... Read more