Wanderings 009: A Brief Trip to Portland, Maine

Unless you are a winter sports addict, or have a serious masochistic streak, Portland, Maine may seem a strange choice for a midwinter getaway. Yet, a recent February weekend spent visiting my brother and his fiancé provided mild weather, ample sun and more than enough opportunity to pack on a little extra winter warmth via the city's numerous restaurants. Portland is heavily hyped as a foodie town, and I can assure you: the rumors are true.