Creator of tasty lobster rolls. Avid supporter of Portland's food truck scene. Passionate about good food that accessible.
Job Proprietor / Bite into Maine
Lives In South Portland
Moved to Portland in 2002 by choice from Minnepeapolis, Minn. Never looked back.
Why did you choose Portland? Beautiful architecture, quaint neighborhoods, working waterfront, diversity. Portland feels like a big neighborhood.
Who are Portlanders you admire and why? All of the entrepreneurs for making it work and creating your own reality.
What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Feed them Bite into Maine lobster rolls, of course. Take them island hopping. tour our fantastic local breweries, eat at many of the fantastic restaurants.
Where's your "happy place" on the peninsula? Picking up fresh seafood at the pier.
What's the most surprising thing about this city? The amount of diversity, artists, designers, and creative people that live in a city of this size. The thought that you can always go to Boston if you need a "big city", but you never need to.
What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? There are so many! Chocolate sea salt donut from Holy Donut, Totine at the Blue Rooster, Espresso Martini at The Armory, Bun at Huongs.
What's the most under-appreciated place or thing in town? Nothing.
Do you have a serendipity spot? Where do you always bump into good people? Space Gallery. First Friday night art walks. Flea Bites at the Portland Flea for All.
My work is collected both locally and internationally. I've been educating art students in New England since the Millennium.
I solve Portland's creative problems by day and push the boundaries of pop art by night.