DAVE PINTER | On Tour: Portland, Maine in a Lincoln MKX
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01 Oct On Tour: Portland, Maine in a Lincoln MKX

Lincoln launched their new 2016 MKX crossover in late 2015 and offered me one to test out for a week before they arrived at dealerships. I also got assistance from their Black Label concierge program which is pretty much like having a personal assistant to handle travel bookings. Since the automaker is undergoing a reviving of the brand, I looked for a couple of other related businesses that are successfully putting a modern spin on classic products or services.

From NYC, I headed to Portland, Maine to check out the new Press Hotel, which operates in a former newsroom building. I had the chance to explore Portland which as a city is evolving to mix its shipping heritage with modern city living. There are quite an interesting array of new cafe’s, boutiques and restaurants downtown.

The other interesting thing about Portland are the islands just a short ferry ride from downtown. The MKX went for a boat ride to Peaks Island which has a beautiful coastline. It was a highlight of the trip.

Thanks to Lincoln for extending the offer and assistance in making this trip happen. There is a series of articles I wrote on PSFK with relating stories including furniture design, mead making and a tour of the Press Hotel. Check out each of them here:

 

The Unexpected History Behind Lincoln’s Quiet Luxury Revival

Furniture Designed to Ease the Pain of Your Next Move

You Can Now Sleep in a Former Newsroom

The World’s Oldest, Most Sustainable Alcoholic Beverage You’ve Never Heard Of