First of all, there’s an Oakland, Maine. This is where the food is cheap and good, the people are sharp-witted but friendly, and the furniture is clunky and uncomfortable. Early Bird Restaurant ticks every box.
Portland officials say they are weighing a fee that would be charged to new hotel developers to help pay for more affordable housing. The hefty $5,000 per room fee would fund affordable housing programs in the city which recently ranked among the most expensive real estate markets in the nation.