Canopy Portland Waterfront (website, facebook, instagram), the 135-room hotel under construction at the corner of Commercial and Center Streets, is expected to open in May. When it does, Portland’s newest hotel will be home to a rooftop bar and ground floor all-day cafe and restaurant.
Located on the sixth floor overlooking Commercial Street, the 88-seat Luna (instagram) will feature both an indoor and outdoor seating areas with excellent views looking out over the Portland harbor and along Commercial Street (photo below, left) serving a mix of classic and contemporary craft cocktails.
The 53-seat street level restaurant and espresso bar Salt Yard (instagram) will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel is looking to put together a menu that has equal appeal for overnight guests and for locals and folks who work in the Old Port. Salt Yard will be serving coffee from Rwanda Bean. The name of the restaurant is a reference to salt-glazed earthenware that was made in E. Swasey Pottery building next door during the 19th Century.
Chef Matt Duley—formerly executive sous chef for Union at The Press Hotel—will be leading the kitchen staff at Canopy.
“We’re looking forward to creating menus that are fresh, fun and reflective of the culinary scene in Portland. At Luna, guests can expect some sophisticated and playful dishes that are meant to be shared when you’re having a good time with friends and family. Salt Yard will have something that speaks to everyone; I’m especially excited about the coffee program and breakfast. Lunch and dinner will be twists on favorites that everyone loves, and our open fired oven will play a big role in some signature dishes.”
Canopy is being developed by Fathom Companies which launched The Press Hotel in 2015. Might & Main is working Fathom on the branding for Luna and Salt Yard, and Ealain Studios is designing both restaurants.