April 5-23 – Portland Stage is staging a production of the play The Cake.
April 10 – FAME is holding a financial wellness program at Apres for people in the hospitality industry.
April 12 – Evo is serving a 5-course Italian wine dinner.
April 13 – Room for Improvement (instagram) will be opening.
April 16 – Turamali will be serving two seatings of an 8-course Mexican dinner at the Knotted Apron.
April 17 – there will be a meeting of the Portland Restaurant Sustainability Council.
April 18 – Avery Yale Kamila will be giving a talk on the 300 year history of vegetarianism in Maine in Buxton.
April 20 – The April Fun With Ferments meet-up is taking place at Mast Landing.
April 20-22 – chef Johnny Spero from the Michelin-starred Reverie in Washington DC will be serving a 9-course dinner at Hugo’s.
April 21 – The Good Food Awards will take place, there are 12 finalists from Maine in the running this year.
April 21-30 –Maine Seaweed Week is taking place; visit seaweedweek.org for information on related events and participating restaurants.
April 21 – the Thirsty Pig is hosting a Sand Hill Bagel pop-up.
April 22/23 – Magno Terra Cafe (instagram) is holding their grand opening, 8 am – 3 pm. They’re located in the Garmin Build in Yarmouth.
April 24 – Crispy Gai sous chef Amadeus Florendo will be holding a pop-up dinner serving contemporary Filipino cuisine.
April 26 – it’s the first day of the summer Portland Farmers’ Market. The market was founded in 1768. If our math is correct that makes 2023 its 255th year in operation.
April 30 – the Casco Bay chapter of the American Culinary Foundation is holding their annual gala.
May 1 – Scratch Baking is teaching a bagel baking class, and the Garden Bar (instagram) is scheduled to open in Biddeford.
May 12 – The Daily Grind and The Sinful Kitchen/Pig Kahuna are holding a pig roast as a benefit for Brea Lu. The Westbrook cafe recently suffered a fire at the construction site for their new location.
May 17/18 – Percy’s and Disco Jalisco are teaming up to produce a pair of dinner.
May 20 – Maine Wild Wine Fest is taking place in Freeport.
May 30 – GMRI is leading an Alewife Migration Walk at the Mill Brook Preserve.
June 5 – the James Beard Awards ceremony will take place. Nezinscot Farm will receive an American Classics award and The Quarry in Monson will learn if they have won in the Outstanding Hospitality category.
June 12-18 – Portland Wine Week is taking place with events at restaurants all over the Portland area.
July 23 – Open Farm Day.
August 23 – an Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm with guest chef Neil Zabriskie from Regards.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day.