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A Taste of Portland, Maine

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PORTLAND?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    Radio Stations
    WMDR 88.9 FM Oakland, ME Gospel Music
    WLOB 95.5 FM Topsham, ME News/Talk
    WPEI 95.9 FM Saco, ME Sports
    WJBQ 97.9 FM Portland, ME Top-40
    WJZP (LPFM) 105.1 FM Portland, ME Jazz

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Demographics of Portland, Maine

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

88.3%

6.6%

0.9%

4.1%

2.3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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FOURTEENTH ANNUAL GREATER PORTLAND FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (FON)

THEMES: WE ARE FAMILY REGARDLESS OF NATIONALITY, SEX, RELIGION AND CLASS


Portland, Maine: Heating up your summer! On July 30, 2016 at the Deering Oak Park, A feast for your eyes and ears will be displayed throughout the Fourteenth Annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations (FON). FON promotes understanding and appreciation for all of the diverse groups in the state of Maine. FON proudly celebrates and highlights Maine’s ethnic diversity, perpetuate traditions, encourage ethnic understanding, and promote unity and healthy Maine.

There will two stages of non-stop music and dance performances that will thrill our audience. The beautiful park setting of Deering Oak Park is the perfect venue for this family-friendly event, which offers a wide variety of entertainment for adults and children. The festival is FREE to the public and family oriented. We invite you to come and dance to the “hot” music with international flavors.

The best part of the festival will be enjoying the beautiful Deering Oaks Park while sampling the exotic delicious food from diverse vendors - featuring foods from all around the globe, dancing into the night to drumming and music from diverse musicians on stage. Some of these ethnic and diverse vendors from different nations including African American, Armenian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Caribbean, Congolese, French, Finnish, Greek, Hispanic Nations, Irish, East Indian, Italian, Native American, Nigerian, Polish, Romanian, Somalia, Sudanese, Thai, Uganda and Vietnamese. The festival offers our guests great opportunity to get an early – and unique start on holiday shopping.

The exciting parts of this year’s festival include the expanded children’s entertainment area for the little one’s enjoyment that will include clowns, face painting, exciting games, crafts, train rides, come, and taste the fantastic spices favors of Maine’s ethnic communities

Sponsors:
Women In Need Industries (WINI), in collaboration with other corporations and foundations including City of Portland, Mugadi Foundation, Friends of Deering Oaks, and many more.

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016; 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Where: Deering Oaks Park, Portland, Maine

Ticket Prices: Admission is FREE- Music, Dancing and having Fun- FREE (food and gifts are extra)

PORTLAND FESTIVAL OF NATIONS


PORTLAND FESTIVAL OF NATIONS


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Famous Blacks from Portland, Maine

     
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Businesses in Portland, Maine


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Cordell's Hair Design -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 81 Clark Street Portland, ME 04102 (207) 773-8387 - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. 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)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. 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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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


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. For more information:  http://www.abyme.org

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CHURCHES



  1. Green Memorial AME Zion Church - 46 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101-4336 (207) 772-1409

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Comedy Connection - Comedy Club  - Custom House Wharf - (207) 774-5554 - (visit website)

  2. The Gold Room -   - Comedy Club  - 512 Warren Ave, Portland, ME 04103-1006 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Festival of Nations
    Where: Deering Oak Park -  Jul - Aug (annual)  (visit website)

    The event celebrates over 60 ethnically diverse vendors, including African American, Vietnamese, Greek, Indian and Nigerian. Also music, dance, food and performing arts.


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