Both the New York Times and Food Republic have published articles today highlighting some of their favorites from recent visits to Portland.
The New York Times article entitled “Portland, Me.: Locavore in Menu and Décor” features Hugo’s, In’finiti, Grace and Fore Street,
It’s hardly a secret that Portland, Me., is a food-lover’s paradise. Stroll down the sloping streets and cobbled lanes in the heart of this small maritime city, and you can’t miss the evidence: bakeries fragrant with just-baked sour cherry pies; indie coffee shops selling wood-roasted beans; bars where cocktails might be infused with local rhubarb or kale or blueberries; and, of course, restaurants of seemingly every ethnic and gastronomic stripe.
while the Food Republic article “7 Places To Eat And Drink Incredibly Well In Portland, Maine” draws attention to Little Bigs, Miyake, Opus 10, Blue Rooster, Eventide, Outliers and Vaughan Street Variety.
Portland, Maine is quickly climbing the ranks as a culinary destination, offering much more than sublime lobster rolls. With easy access to both fresh seafood from the ocean and seasonal produce from local farms, a recent influx of big-city chefs seeking calmer waters, and a local less-is-more attitude (which translates into top-notch, ingredient-driven food sans hype or attitude), Portland’s dining scene is vibrant, diverse and hotter than ever. Here, a few places worth checking out during your next trip to the beautiful coastal town.