Portland, Maine is home to some of the most incredible food in the country. You’ll find fresh seafood and chowder on every corner, as well as streets lined with donut shops and ice cream parlors galore! When it comes to beautiful views, amazing streets, and great prices, Portland may have very well been the best city I visited.
Rhum, Food + Grog: A hidden basement refuge that's away from the main old town. Located between the two main hubs of Portland, it has amazingly fun drinks and good food. The concept is great because it's full tiki. The food was simple and well-executed by Chef Chad Egeland – no frills Polynesian food that is very Americanized. The drinks made by Trevin Hutchins are fun, and the whole vibe is good for a place that's cold 7 months of the year.
Food and drink sampled:
Nosh Kitchen Bar: A fun, loud, and boisterous spot. This place is what America is about… insanely sized sandwiches, beer and burgers! Chef Justin Hogan looks a lot like Bobby Flay, so much so that quite frankly it's slightly scary. The food is good, but be ready for some greasy and fatty eats!
Liquid Riot Bottling Company: Brewery, distillery and restaurant! An insane combo, but one that’s done incredibly well. Think large beer garden vibe indoors with a 100 seat patio that overlooks the wharf – located almost directly over the water! Not only does Chef Joshua Doria’s food really hit the spot, but this place clearly has fun takes on booze. A prime destination for large groups during the day or night, made even better by the people who work there!
Stay in Old Port! Go to Lincolns, a speakeasy behind a wall-mounted flour pot down a set of stairs underneath Market Street – $5 for everything at the bar (cash only)! It gets rowdy at night, a definite f*cking party on Fridays and Saturdays, that’s for sure! In addition to the three locations noted above, I also highly recommend swinging by two more of my favorite spots: Eventide and Portland Lobster Co.
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