Portland, Maine, nestled between the Canadian border and the Atlantic Ocean, has been known for its lobster, maple syrup, cranberries, and wine for centuries. Today it’s one of the fastest-growing communities in the state, drawing visitors from the neighboring states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York alike.
Portland is an active, thriving part of the emerging regional culture in the United States. It is a “metropolitan melting pot,” with people of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds coming together to share local traditions, history, and culture, in addition to their national identity and influences. Portland restaurants are as diverse as the culture and character of this exciting corner of the world.
Portland is a serene city in Maine, situated on a coastline extending from Casco Bay to the Canadian Border. The Old Port is an old wharf that offers harbor access to Portland and is a great place to go whale watching. The Western Promenade, by the water, is an excellent place to walk the perimeter of the harbor and enjoy the beautiful view of the harbor, Portland, Maine.
Farther up the coast, you will find other major attractions, including the Portland Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Willamette River. You will also find the Science Museum of Maine, the Maine Zoo and Preserve, and the historic Waterfront district featuring the Courtyard Inn and Waterfront Garage. In the city, tourists will find Portland restaurants dotting every block.
Here are some of Portland’s best restaurants, from fine dining to casual fare to family-friendly dining:
Luke’s Lobster – Luke’s Lobster is a family-owned Maine seafood business founded by third-generation lobsterman Luke Holden. Luke’s began as a tiny lobster roll shack in New York City, where Holden could not find an authentic, high-quality Maine lobster roll to feed his craving for a home in 2009. He, partner Ben Conniff, and their enterprising team launched and built their first ten shacks sourcing the world’s best lobster from fishermen through Luke’s father, Jeff’s seafood production business.
Ribollita – For over two decades, Ribollita has served artisanal Italian food, made with fresh, local ingredients, in an intimate setting. Nestled between Portland’s historic Old Port and East End districts, in the heart of what was once a predominantly Italian neighborhood, Ribollita fuses traditional Italian cuisine with the culinary innovation and unpretentious atmosphere for which Portland is famous.
Eventide Oyster Company – Eventide marks the transition between day and night, a time that calls for refreshment and rejuvenation. Eventide Oyster Co. offers a variety of restoratives—we welcome you to join us at any time of day for satisfying food, spirits, and good cheer. A revival of great American oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co. offers pristine shellfish and a fresh take on a classic New England fare – such proximity to the Gulf of Maine provides the sharpest seafood money can buy. A wine list chose to complement shellfish, craft cocktails, and a warm sense of hospitality bring laid-back extravagance to Portland’s Old Port.
A Weekend Getaway
There are so many excellent restaurants and sites to see in Portland, Maine. Make a weekend of it and book your reservations at some of the best hotels and make an electronic reservation please use ebooking! The benefits of ebooking are that everything is available right at your fingertips. There are no cancelation fees, surcharges, or hidden costs.