A new set of owners have taken over The Porthole. The Upward Management Group is led by Joe Christopher, Kevin Casey and John Jabar. According to the press release,
They’ve gained notoriety in recent years by revitalizing other well known eateries in the Casco Bay region. Most notably they re-opened “Portland’s Original Ale House” @threedollardeweys and South Portland’s Saltwater Grille.
Joe, Kevin, and John could not be more excited for the opportunity to run what has been an anchor of the Old Port since 1929. The Porthole is known far and wide because of the incredible reputation that Ken McGowan built here.
Upward Management relaunched Three Dollar Deweys in 2019 and also owns the Saltwater Grille in South Portland.