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The Maine Event

Portland's food and drink scene heats up
Where to Eat, Drink and Shop in Portland, Maine

It might not have the cachet of a New York or Chicago, but Portland, Maine has quietly emerged as one of the country's most progressive dining cities. Farm-to-table is a given here; chefs in this oceanside town savor access to regionally caught fish as well as sustainably raised meat and local produce. Wrestling for attention is the area's vibrant drinking scene, which spotlights equally local beers and spirits. And it almost goes without saying, but bears repeating: Portland's lobster rolls simply cannot be beat.

Fore Street 288 Fore St. Portland ME 04101 207-775-2717 Hugo's 88 Middle St. Portland ME 04101 207-774-8538 Lolita 90 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-775-5652 Central Provisions 414 Fore St. Portland ME 04101 207-805-1085 Eventide Oyster Co. 86 Middle St. Portland ME 04101 207-774-8538 Duckfat 43 Middle St. Portland ME 04101 207-774-8080 Empire Chinese Kitchen 575 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-747-5063 Portland Lobster Company 180 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-775-2112 Street and Co. 33 Wharf St. Portland ME 04101 207-775-0887 Slab 25 Preble St. Portland ME 04101 207-245-3088 In'finiti 250 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-221-8889 Portland Hunt & Alpine Club 75 Market St. Portland ME 04101 207-747-4754 Novare Res 4 Canal Plz. Portland ME 04101 207-761-2437 Local 188 685 Congress St. Portland ME 04102 207-761-7909 The Great Lost Bear 540 Forest Ave. Portland ME 04101 207-772-0300 Vervacious 227 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-221-3590 Standard Baking Co. 75 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-773-2112 Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery 324 Fore St. Portland ME 04101 207-761-8446 Salt Cellar 172 Middle St. Portland ME 04101 207-761-2122 K. Horton Specialty Foods 28 Monument Sq. Portland ME 04101 207-228-2056 The SaltBox Cafe Congress Street and Eastern Promenade Portland ME 04101 Scales 68 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-805-0444 Browne Trading Market 260 Commercial St. Portland ME 04101 207-766-2402 The Bearded Lady's Jewel Box 644 Congress St. Portland ME 04101 207-747-5384

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