We are delighted to share our Itinerary for the first ever microMaine Trolley Tour with you! We will be revieling one stop per day the week leading up to our September 30th event, be sure to tune into Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate's Facebook page for updates everyday!
Stop 1 | The Press Hotel
Registration + Welcome
Taking inspiration from 1920s writers’ offices, each of the hotel’s exquisite 110 guest rooms and suites feature a vintage-styled journalist desk, wood floors with herringbone area rug, and 100% local artwork.*
Trolley Talk | Tom Landry
Benchmark Residential & Investment Real Estate Owner / Broker Tom Landry will discuss urbanism and micro-living in Maine.
Stop 2 | The Body Architect
Rooftop Qi Gong Stretching Overlooking Casco Bay
Whether you wish to lose weight, improve muscle tone, or train like an athlete, The Body Architect is the go-to place in Portland to realize your fitness goals, re-balance, and re-energize your body.†*
Stop 2 Cont. | A Micro Cabin
Big Reveal of a Teeny Space
These triangular A-frame houses are made with 180˚and they’re 190% radical. But they aren’t ready for the market quite yet... That’s where you come in! Jeremy is a self-described “dude with a dream,” building prototypes in hopes that people everywhere can get their hands on these super sweet, ultra over-designed, totally impractical, AWESOME Micro Cabins!
Trolley Talk | Jeremy Sahlman
Jeremy Sahlman, Founder of A Micro Cabin, will discuss his project and, more generally, his thoughts on modern design for small spaces.
Stop 3 | Vena’s Fizz House
Bitters + Soda Tasting
Vena’s Fizz House is dripping with style and offers everything for the home cocktail and soda enthusiast: Natural and organic mixers, fruit and herb syrups, bitters, bar tools, glassware, and more.†*
Stop 3 Cont. | CSArt
Community Supported Art, or CSArt Maine is the state’s first community art share program dedicated to supporting and connecting local Maine artists. An art subscription service, they bring locally produced work right to your door.
CSArt Maine will be speaking about buying art like produce, and how co-op art enlivens a city and space.
Stop 4 | Milk + Honey of Swallowtail Farm
Cheese + Pie Tasting
Farmers from Midcoast Whitefield, Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm is the location of Portland’s Winter Farmers’ Market. Five award-winning cheeses will be tested as well as three autumn inspired pies.
Stop 5 | Portfiber
Studio Tour + Wet Felting Demo
PortFiber is a fiber-arts supply shop located in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. Its aim is to support and inspire the fiber arts community with quality supplies and amazing classes taught by local instructors. Whether you felt, knit, spin, weave, or dye, you’ll find something you love here!
Stop 6 | Lone Pine Brewing
Beer + Chocolate Pairing
This “ever-evolving work in progress” is one of the newest and hippest additions to Maine’s brew scene, with an amazing tap list and remarkable success – and growth – over the first year in operation.†*
Stop 7 | 30Lofts
Grand Opening Tour + Nosh
Portland’s most anticipated condo community at 30 Merrill Street! Enjoy live music, local food and brews from around Portland, and breathtaking views of Casco Bay.