Güven Gallery: A Mix of Mediterranean

This week’s adventure is a unique visit to a Turkish gallery in the midst of the west. One of Portland’s charms lies in the diversity of thought that is presented in many forms of artwork. Not only that, but the core structure of this community is founded on the appreciation of color, culture, and verity….

Avant-garde Poetry

This week’s topic reveals another perspective on the avant-garde movement and demonstrate it into a poem. This artistic movement is a mandala of rebellious art that drifts from the norms and such. Here, I have constructed a poem that fits into this ideology based on my understanding and reaction to avant-garde poetry. Also, this poem…

Arabica Bean Espresso

This week’s adventure is an exploration of the sharp and fierce arabica bean espresso; espresso is particularly tricky to please the consumer for many reasons: the first being edgy. However, espressos are the core of an ordinary coffee cup, and so, if the coffee bean is not roasted properly, the flavor can be detrimental. The…

Dean’s Sweets: A Chocolatier

This week’s adventure is a breathtaking visit to Dean’s Sweets behind the scenes. Dean’s Sweets is located on Fore Street, next to a coffee shop and a vintage store. The outstanding element of this chocolate shop is the first impression; upon walking into the store, the guest will be greeted by the delectable aroma of…

Word Of the Day: Cheese

This week’s topic covers an ongoing adventure of writing whatever comes to mind when given a particular word. This spectacular activity has been in effect in one of University courses that developed writing and learning the functions. The last word given was “cheese”; each student had different opinions in regards to this word, and as…

Farewell

  My Dearest Fall, Through time and again, you come; I may not yearn thee as do I to spring in which beauty blossom, but my heart is chilled with refreshing warmth and nonetheless do I respect you. Many stories of moral teaching of importance of human humility do I find ye present. As once…

Libraries and Museums: What’s the Difference?

This week covers an exciting topic that is surely an eye opener and manipulative: words and images. Few days ago, my class was assigned a reading that was crafted similar to a comic book to discuss images and icons. After reading the text, the question rose to what is the difference between words and images…

In The Midst Of The City

This week’s adventure covers one of the hidden gems of Downtown Portland, the hidden garden. The hidden garden is located behind the Longfellow house next to the Maine Historical Society and not far from the Portland Public Library. This site illuminates in the midst of the urban setting where nothing grows there but green wonders….

The Taste of the Taster

This week’s discussion will be about the very important topic of: coffee. Coffee, to many, is an important element to survive work, school, and even life itself. As for myself, I find the flavor of coffee with all its degrees crucial. Locally brewed coffees taste very different from coffee beans that are of more large…

Supporting Art: Maine Craft Association

First Friday Art walks, art galleries, the intricately designed historic buildings, and more elements define Portland Downtown as the city of art. Throughout our spotlight series, we have focused on local businesses that best represent Maine from local ingredients to handmade works by locals; this week’s spotlight highlights a non-profit organization that is at the…

Coffee ME Up

This week’s adventure was an exciting visit to one of the most elegant cafes in the area, Coffee Me Up. This cafe is located in Cumberland avenue where it’s so close to the city center, yet sits in the calmer side of the downtown area.   The exterior of the cafe is bright, minimal with…

Natural Therapy

This week’s adventure was a therapeutic visit to the greenhouse of the Southern Maine Community College. Greenhouses are excellent alternatives to nature, especially when the surrounding environment is in deep slumber in cold. Not only that, but they are rich in oxygen and are often comfortably warm. Visits like these are a necessary escape from…