Portland, ME..... Food Recommendations?

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Portland, ME..... Food Recommendations?

#1 Post by Gary Schulte » September 19th, 2019, 4:32 pm

Looks like we will try to get away for a 3 day trip later this Fall. It's been awhile since we've been to Portland, ME but it has clearly become quite the foodie destination. What would people recommend for meals and are there restaurants with good wine lists? Thank you, Gary

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#2 Post by Peter Kleban » September 19th, 2019, 6:48 pm

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#3 Post by Joshua Kates » September 20th, 2019, 4:39 am

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#4 Post by Gary Schulte » September 20th, 2019, 7:24 am

Joshua - Saw that thread. All the recent recommendations are for the Boston area. The Portland recs are over 3 years old and thus the reason for me asking again.

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#5 Post by Jud Reis » September 20th, 2019, 7:45 am

Gary - another vote for Drifter’s Wife. Also love the seafood at Scales. Scales has a pretty good wine list.

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#6 Post by Andrew M » September 20th, 2019, 10:29 am

+1 for Scales!
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#7 Post by Gary Schulte » September 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Thank you for the Scales recommendation. It caught me off guard a little bit as we have a place in Newport, RI that is called Scales & Shells. My first thought was a chain but it turns out they are not related.

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#8 Post by Peter Kleban » September 20th, 2019, 6:59 pm

+1 for Scales (but we haven't been there in a few years).
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#9 Post by Joshua Kates » September 23rd, 2019, 4:38 am

Was just at Scales at the beginning of the month. The food is quite fine, especially the raw clams and oysters and the wine list is not shabby nor badly priced. Not an "intimate" or entirely peaceful dining experience, at least the night I was there (a Sun)--huge room, fairly noisy, which I wasn't expecting. But if you know in advance what it's like that could help.
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#10 Post by Dennis M » September 24th, 2019, 8:20 am

We ate at Fore Street a couple of weeks ago and it was very good.
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#11 Post by Gary Schulte » September 24th, 2019, 6:21 pm

Thanks Dennis. The menu looks quite good with wood grilled meats to compliment their seafood dishes.

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