Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine and is the county seat of Cumberland County. It is considered Maine's cultural, social, and economic capital. The 2007 estimated city population was 62,875.
The city seal depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, which aligns with the city's motto, Resurgam, Latin for "I will rise again." The motto refers to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires. The city of Portland, Oregon was named for Portland, Maine.
Portland has developed a national reputation for the quality of its restaurants and eateries. In 2009, Portland was named the "Foodiest Small Town in America" by Bon Appétit magazine, and was featured in the New York Times as a food destination. In the spring of 2007, Portland was nominated as one of three finalists for "Delicious Destination of the Year" at the 2007 Food Network Awards.
Portland has a humid continental climate, with somewhat long, cold snowy winters, and warm summers. Monthly averages range from 21.7 °F in January to 68.7 °F in July. The high exceeds 90 °F several days a year, and on the other end, lows of 0 °F are seen approximately 10 nights.
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WLOB 95.5 FM Topsham, ME News/Talk
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WJBQ 97.9 FM Portland, ME Top-40
WJZP (LPFM) 105.1 FM Portland, ME Jazz
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Cordell's Hair Design - Category: Black Hair Salons - - 81 Clark Street Portland, ME 04102 (207) 773-8387 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
WJZP Jazz Radio - Category: Radio - WJZP jazz Portland is the only black owned media outlet in Maine has been on the air for eight years. - PO 9715-190 Portland, Maine (207) 228-4670 - (visit website)
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Honey's Place - Honey's place. Not far from the Inn at St John is a small soul food restaurant. Serving lunch and dinner we both had sandwiches for lunch which were excellent, service was good and the staff friendly. - Directions: Congress St, not far from the Inn at St John.
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The Abyssinian Meeting House was constructed by free blacks in 1828 in Portland, Maine. It became the cultural center of the community. Meetings, church services, concerts, a public school, dinners and entertainment mad the Abyssinian the center of political and social life which united the community throughout the 19th century.
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