Lone Pine Gorham Opens Next Week

Lone Pine Brewing have announced plans to open their new Gorham brewery next week.

April 13th will be the first glance of our new Gorham production facility. A staff meet and greet and, for Saturday only, we will be running personal tours through our entire campus. We will otherwise not offer full tours until later this year.

The tasting room will have 16 drafts pouring, including a showcase of our first barrel-aged sours. Long-term barrel storage is the center-point of our warehouse and Saturday will be our first display of what we have been aging for the past 12 months.

Lone Pine will continue to operate their East Bayside tasting room after the Gorham location opens.

For more on Lone Pine’s new brewery see this article from Mainebiz.

Royal Lunch Bar Opens Wednesday

Royale Lunch Bar (websitefacebookinstagram) a new 25-seat cafe at 11 Union Street is slated to open for business at 8 am on Wednesday. The draft menu included pastrami sandwiches, reubens, roast chicken sandwiches, burgers, and grilled cheese.

Royale Lunch is owned by Garrett FitzGerald along with business partners Teagan Curry, Joe Farr, and Mike Willett. FitzGerald owns the Bar Harbor Lobster Company. His last venture in Portland was the Portland & Rochester on Preble Street.

Dizzy Bird Opens Thursday

Dizzy Birds Rotisserie (website, facebook, instagram) is scheduled to officially open for business on Thursday, 11am – 8pm. They’re located in Biddeford at 65 Main Street.

The menu consists of rotisserie items like whole chicken, prime rib, turkey breasts and lamb, as well as soups, salads and sides (Brussels sprouts, herbed grains, mashed potatoes, etc). The menu includes a Prime Rib Shepherd’s Pie and daily vegan entree. Be sure to save room for dessert.

Bird & Co Opens Tuesday

Bird & Co. (instagram), the new Mexican restaurant that’s been under construction in Woodfords Corner, has announced plans to open on Tuesday, with the Grand Opening for the restaurant scheduled for Tuesday March 19th.

Bird & Co. is located at 539 Deering Ave in the space formerly occupied by Abilene.

Oxbow in Oxford

Oxbow Brewing has opened a new tasting room and bottle shop in Oxford. They’re also working on launching a wood-fired pizzeria in the building in future. Oxbow plans to brew beer onsite to “create special batches of beer for the upcoming restaurant”. They’re located on Route 26, and will be open noon – 7pm this weekend.

Oxbow was founded in Newcastle, and opened their Portland location in late 2014.

Strata Soft Opening Today

Strata (websiteinstagram) a cutlery retail business and knife sharpening service is holding the soft opening for their new retail shop at The Black Box container building on Washington Ave.

Owner Evan Atwell sells specialty Japanese, French and New England made cutlery, as well as sharpens knives using a traditional Japanese whetstone process. Atwell moved to Portland from California where he worked for the Bi-Rite Market group.

Little Sichuan Now Open

Little Sichuan, the food stall in the Public Market House from the owners of Sichuan Kitchen (website, facebook, instagram), quietly opened for business on Monday. The menu includes a number of  Sichuan Kitchen favorites like the Zhong Dumplings, Daikon Salad, Pork Buns and Tian Shui Noodles.

Gross Confection Bar Opens Today

Brant Dadaleares’ new dessert/cocktail destination, Gross Confection Bar (websitefacebookinstagram) is scheduled to open today. You can see a full menu of desserts (ranging in size from tastes to large format dishes intended for 4 people), cocktails, mocktails, and wines on the Gross website.

Gross is located in the 2,000 sq ft former location of Christmas Noel at 57 Exchange Street.

Tonight’s hours are 5 pm to 12:45 am.