Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

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Shannon Bryan is a feature writer for the Portland Press Herald and content producer for MaineToday Media's entertainment website,

And here's a well-known truth: Shannon can't cook. She's also ostroconophobic (in Maine?!?), but in a foodie place like southern Maine, she's determined to learn how to cook, eat, and order with the best of them. Read about her culinary crusade:
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She's also an investigator into all that's strange and entertaining to do around here. Those findings are gathered here:
Out Going: Things to do in southern Maine

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Latest Articles by Shannon Bryan

January 15, 2014

Stay on top of Maine's snow with cross-country skis and snowshoes

A roundup of where to find trails, lessons and rentals.

January 8, 2014

Zipline tours and tubing offer fast fun in Maine

We have a list of suggestions to enjoy some fast-paced fun.

January 1, 2014

Can’t-miss winter events

Stave off winter psychosis with toboggan runs, mattress races, ice bars and full moon hikes

December 25, 2013

Things to do on New Year’s Eve

Galas, dancing, hikes, bonfires and polar dips to ring in 2014.

December 18, 2013

Time for some last-minute holiday heroics

Gift ideas for the present-seeking procrastinators

December 4, 2013

Santacon is coming to town

The annual ‘Santa convention’ is about to crawl Portland’s pubs

October 23, 2013

Halloween events in Maine always a treat

Move over, kids - Halloween is for adults too, whether your tastes run more to kicking up your heels on a wine and chocolate walk or to getting scared witless in the woods.

September 4, 2013

Adult ed: 10 new tricks you might teach yourself

Fall is time to embrace your brain's natural desire to learn.

Latest Blogs by Shannon Bryan

April 17, 2014

A preview dinner from the new chef at Chebeague Island Inn

April 4, 2014

Pepperclub/Good Egg moving to new location

April 1, 2014

Maine Restaurants Ready to Rumble

March 24, 2014

Vote for Maine chefs in Food & Wine's "People's Best New Chef" competition

March 19, 2014 chooses 8 Mainers for its 2014 Rising Star Awards

March 17, 2014

Miyake Diner now serving breakfast & lunch - here's the menu

March 13, 2014

Butternut squash yogurt? Blue Hill savory yogurts are now in Maine.

March 10, 2014

Cease-and-Desist Nuts? New name for Little Bigs' tasty treats

March 5, 2014

Portland chef Shannon Bard competes against Bobby Flay April 10

March 5, 2014

American Homebrewers Association hosting rally at Allagash Brewing Co.