Portland Maine Favorites —MAV

Two Lights State Park

Summer is here, friends! I am trying to work ahead of the curve this year and give you my PORTLAND, MAINE Favorites list early. Hip hip! I have taken my other lists offline because this is the one that is the most up-to-date.

Please come on up/over to Maine this summer! Portland has everything you need for an amazing long weekend or, hell, pack your bags for a week and grab a camping spot or a hotel room (sadly, it will be over-priced and not amazing) and really do it up. You’ll eat well, wander well and even shop well if that’s your thing.

Three cheers for my Portland. Hope to see you up here soon!

Scratch Baking Co.

Standard Baking Co.

… in brief …


Don’t Miss!:
• Lunch With Tater Tots at Blue Rooster Food Co.
• Brunch, Lunch or Dinner at Blue Spoon
• Growler Nights at Bunker Brewing Co.
• The Best Mexican Food at El Camino in Brunswick
• Snacks & Desserts at Fore Street in the bar
• Maine Potato Donuts at Holy Donut
• Tea & Scone at Homegrown Herb & Tea
• Pizza Slab at Micucci
• Noodles at Pai Men Miyake
• Bread, Sweets or Sandwiches at Scratch Baking Co. in South Portland
• Food Truck Breakfast or Lunch at Small Axe
• Pour-Over Coffee at Speckled Ax
• Croissant at Standard
• Espresso at Tandem
• Outdoor Dinner at The Well

Other Favorites:
• Sandwiches at 158
• Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies at 555
• Quiet Lunch at Artemesia
• Steak & Fries at Bistro Jacqueline
• Milkshake & Fries at Duckfat
• Outdoor Tacos at El Rayo
• Wine & Oysters at Eventide
• Simple Family Food at Gather
• Tart Yogurt at GoBerry
• Gelato at Gorgeous Gelato
• Fish To Go at Harbor Fish Market
• Corned Beef Hash at Hot Suppa
• Beer & Cocktails at In’Finiti
• Lobster Roll at J’s Oyster
• Cheese & Sandwiches at K. Horton
• Beer & Burger at LFK
• Cheese Board & Salad at Local 188
• Feel-Good Food at Local Sprouts
• Beer Outside at Novare Res
• Pizza Slice On The-Go at Otto
• Fresh Pasta at Paciarino
• Grocery-Getting & Homemade Soup at Rosemont Market
• Smoothies & Juice at Roost
• Cocktails at Sonny’s
• Brunch at Schulte & Herr
• Cheese & Meats at The Cheese Iron

Tandem Coffee Roasters

Rosemont Market


Don’t Miss!:
• Unique Home & Kids Wares at Blanche & Mimi
• Jeans at Bliss (Ask for Michelle to help you!)
• Old Books at Carlson & Turner
• Perfectly Quirky Goods at Ferdinand
• Local Bookshop Goodness at Longfellow Books
• My Shop (Come Say Hi!!!) at More & Co.
• Books On Food & More at Rabelais
• Handmade Local Goods at The Merchant Company
• Old-School Office Supplies at Wigon

Other Favorites:
• Antiques at Allen & Walker
• Totes & Rugs at Angela Adams
• Women’s Clothing & Magazines at Black Parrot
• Vintage Home at Circa
• Chocolate at Dean’s Sweets
• Second Hand Clothing at Find
• Cute Homeware at Folly 101
• Home Goods at Home Remedies
• Fun Kitchenware at Le Roux Kitchen
• Vintage & Vinyl at Moody Lords
• Outdoor Gear at Nomads
• Peace, Love & Revolution at Nomia
• Pottery at Portland Pottery Café
• Men & Women’s Clothing & Magazines at Portland Trading Co.
• Art & Clothing at Seawall
• Full Service Scandinavian at Simply Scandinavian
• Fun Kids Stuff at Treehouse Toys
• Tons Of Books at Yes Books
• Fabric at Z Fabric


More & Co. Shop


Don’t Miss!:
• Taking a Very Long Walk on A Beach or A Trail
• Visiting Farmer’s Markets Everywhere
• Jazz on Tuesday Nights at Local 188
• Walking Around (literally) Mackworth Island
• A Movie at Portland Museum of Art
• Attending Whatever Is Going On at Space Gallery
• A Massage With Amanda at The Body Architect
• Lounging & Picnicing at Two Lights State Park
• Strolling the West End

Other Favorites:
• Sunset or Moonlit Run on the Casco Bay Ferry
• Walking The Eastern Prom
• Wildlife & Nature at Gilsland Farm Sanctuary
• Wandering Around the Portland Public Library
• Cliff Walking at Prouts Neck
• Art at Aucocisco
• Art at ICA, Meca
• Art at June Fitzpatrick Gallery
• Art at Portland Museum Of Art
• Art at Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks

Crescent Beach