Collected by Elise Schroeder
345 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Vena's Fizz House serves soda for the health-conscious and adventurous. The seasonal menu consists of interesting fizzy combinations that have been muddled, swirled, and shaken. Crowd-pleasers include the raspberry mint shrub, cherry lime ricky,...
72 Commercial St #5, Portland, ME 04101, USA
I'm always looking for a spot to eat on the water when I'm in a coastal town. How great to discover the reliable Flatbread Pizza, with a menu pleasing to both kids and adults. With outside picnic tables overlooking the harbor and ferries, it's a...
240 N Broadway #129, Portland, OR 97227, USA
When traveling, I love to spend Saturday morning at the farmers market. There's no better way to meet the locals and get to know the town culture. What produce do they love? What coffee do they sip? What's the overall mood? One of the best...
195 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The power of smell is an amazing sense. Something as simple as mint or lavender can transport you to another time, another place. So it was with the owner of this lovely shop. Mint tea brought Sarah to a place where she wanted to share with others...
109 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Take a walk through opulent architecture from the pre–Civil War Victorian era. This home is thought to be one of the most important remaining structures from this period in the nation. The mansion was built between 1858 and 1860 as a summer house...
158 Benjamin W Pickett St, South Portland, ME 04106, USA
"Locals just call it 158. This place is the best for breakfast," says Alex Carleton. "It's as simple as a homemade toasted sesame bagel with homemade lox and cream cheese, or an egg, ham, and cheese sandwich.Their pimento cream cheese, though, is...
157 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
This breezily eclectic shop aims to add color and high style to the brick-and-cobblestone palette of Portland’s Old Port. A curated selection of goods—clothing, hard-to-find magazines, tins of beard balm, birdhouses, brass anchor key rings,...
567 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Superb wood-roasted organic coffee beans from local roaster Matt’s are on the menu at the Speckled Ax. The gourmet coffee shop also sells rare beans from around the world. Stop by for their specialty, pour over-style coffee, but if you're craving...
685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
Come early for brunch and stay late for tapas at this popular neighbourhood restaurant with a farm-to-table ethos that's fed by a team of local farmers, foragers, and fishermen. Brunch favourites include the huevos rancheros and Serrano bagel...
9 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Grab your best girls and visit Toko. This brightly colored shop has a bevy of reasonably priced beaded jewelry that would be a perfect keepsake for each person in the group. There are plenty of choices—find something to match your personality and...
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