Farewell Tourists, Hello Fall

The Portland Phoenix bids farewell to the Summer tourists and welcomes Fall as a season for the rest of us.

Perhaps we’ll see you again on your way back from apple-picking and leaf-peeping, but for the next few weeks Maine is wide open to those of us who braved summer traffic jams and regular denials from our favorite restaurants for attempting to dine on a weekend night without a reservation. But it was well worth the aggravation, because these next few weeks promise all those things that tourists come to Maine for — and more.