In two weeks in Maine, we had probably seen 1 or maybe 2 people who were not white. Rolling into Portland, immediately we realized all the non whites live there! There's african, cuban and el salvadorean food and markets, an african history musuem and an abundance of characters.
We met up with one character, David( Tom's brother) for lunch after he completed a round of interviews at a prospective company. A very short visit as we needed to head south to Connecticut and he was heading further south to the Carolina's for a Van Halen concert and another interview.
But it was great to see him, chat about numerous things, both relevant and irrelevant and recall, albeit too late, that we forgot to call our sister on her birthday while we were both together! Sorry Deb!
And if you are ever in Portalnd, the Shipyard pub sells 20 oz microbrews beers for $2 on Tuesday nights. We recommend giving them a try, before they come to their senses and start charging a reasonable price for really good beer!