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The people who make the place.

Profiles

Portland is home to a wonderful variety of enterprising spirits. In the process of pursuing their passions, both natives and transplants alike help create a vibrant creative community that is eminently accessible due to the city’s small size and engaged citizenry. Here we shine a light on some of the folks who make the city what it is.

Jason Spooner - Musician
Jason Spooner - Musician

The Jason Spooner Band has independently released five albums to date and maintains a busy concert schedule covering a wide range of territory throughout the US. The band has shared stages with B.B. King, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ray LaMontagne, Susan Tedeschi, Jackie Greene, G. Love, Guster, John Hiatt, Blues Traveler, Peter Rowan and Sara Bareilles.

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Andrea King - Aristelle
Andrea King - Aristelle

Andrea King, owner of Aristelle on Upper Exchange Street, is passionate about helping women feel comfortable and confident with their bodies. King launched Aristelle in 2012 and operates bra-fitting and lingerie boutiques in Portland, Maine, and Burlington, Vermont.

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Spencer Albee - Musician
Spencer Albee - Musician

Spencer is a Portland favorite, a musical jack of all trades whose work as a solo artist and as a member of Rustic Overtones has been noticed both locally and nationally.

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Kazeem Lawal - Portland Trading Co.
Kazeem Lawal - Portland Trading Co.

Just a short walk from the Press Hotel, Portland Trading Co. provides an impressive, thoughtfully curated selection of men's and women's clothing, along with an array of unique vintage items.

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Corey Templeton - Portland Daily Photo
Corey Templeton - Portland Daily Photo

Since 2008, Corey has provided his own unique photographic take on the city and its surroundings with portlanddailyphoto.com. His work has also appeared in local and national publications.

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