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May 20, 2012 12:00 AM

San Francisco of the East: Portland has grit, soul and salty docks

PORTLAND, Maine — I was in Portland all of 10 minutes when its soul rolled by on two wheels: a gentleman pedaling through downtown on one of those ridiculously tall bicycles with an oversize front wheel and tiny back wheel.

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