Portland resident and food writer Mindy Fox has assembled an eating guide to Portland for Thrillist.
Portland, Maine’s city motto is “Resurgam,” which is latin for “I shall rise again.” These are words we all need right now as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19, and a phrase that especially resonates with the city’s resolute restaurant owners and their intrepid crews. Lucky for us diners, Portland has maintained a vibrant dining scene, with creative restaurateurs who are providing astoundingly creative and delicious fare under more pressure than ever, while keeping safety top-of-mind.
Whether you call the city home or are just visiting, it’s easy to support local spots by ordering takeout or dining outdoors. Here is our salute to Portland’s best new restaurants, including brave stars from 2020, as well as faves from the past five years.
The article features: Belleville, Chaval, Island Creek Oysters, Izakaya Minato, Judy Gibson, Leeward, Mami, Mr. Tuna, Radici, Ramona’s, Rose Foods, Scales, Solo Italiano, The Honey Paw, Woodford F&B.