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Local Sustainable Maine Food

Fresh favorites from land & sea

Upon discovering a favorite Portland area restaurant, visitors usually find a menu dense with organically grown, harvested wild, locally farmed, and seasonal foods. Maine farmers, fisherman and foragers are depended upon to provide these raw materials, and local chefs use them to expert advantage, seizing upon seasonal ingredients and farm-fresh flavors.

FARM-TO-TABLE

Farm-to-table dining got an early start in Greater Portland, and the city has emerged as a leader in this influential movement. While its roots in agriculture are deep (the state is home the Scott and Helen Nearing’s groundbreaking Harborside farm), today, Maine is part of an agricultural revival, where local, sustainable farms provide food for the region and beyond. Four-season and on-site gardens, greenhouses, and hydroponically-grown restaurant staples provide the backbone for restaurant vegetables; land farmers provide farm-raised beef, pork, rabbit, and poultry; sea farmers provide fresh-from-the-boat meals of lobster and haddock from the Gulf of Maine; farm-raised marine seafood —oysters, clams, scallops, and mussels will often come from farms owned and operated by area families.

The community of farmers and fisherman take pains to provide their harvest safely and sustainably. With organizations such as theGulf of Maine Research Instituteand theMaine Aquaculture Association, Maine chefs have the luxury to personally work with the local harvesters to provide the freshest products while knowing that they are featuring under-utilized, abundant and responsibly harvested seafood. This partnership has provided new seafood products for the chef’s menus, opportunities for diners to learn new ways to prepare delectabledishes, added needed resources for our fishermen all the while jointly working to create a more sustainable community for everyone.

LOCAL FAVORITES

The changing offerings, dictated in part by seasonal ingredients, is part of the delight of visiting Portland restaurants. Locally-harvested wild blueberries, for example, are as likely to show up on the menu in ice cream as in a seafood dish. Many local farms specialize in artisanal cheeses, and restaurants are regular beneficiaries of this favorite gourmet food. Oyster farmers provide ocean delicacies from area rivers, and local lobster is a perennial favorite, showing up as boiled dinner, in a roll, in a taco or as an ingredient in mac & cheese.

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FEATURED LISTINGS

DiMillo's On the Water

DiMillo's On the Water

Portland
Serving the freshest seafood since 1954. Surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor.

Lobster Shack at Two Lights

Lobster Shack at Two Lights

Cape Elizabeth
Award-winning restaurant and local landmark since the 1920s known for having Maine's Best Lobster Roll.
Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier

Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier

Portland
Serve the best tasting traceable, sustainable seafood, right on the waterfront overlooking Casco Bay.
Portland Lobster Company

Portland Lobster Company

Portland
Perfect spot to enjoy lunch and dinner with family and friends. Maine seafood, live entertainment and an amazing view.

FEATURED LISTINGS

DiMillo's On the Water

DiMillo's On the Water

Portland
Serving the freshest seafood since 1954. Surrounded by water, every table offers spectacular views of Portland Harbor.
Lobster Shack at Two Lights

Lobster Shack at Two Lights

Cape Elizabeth
Award-winning restaurant and local landmark since the 1920s known for having Maine's Best Lobster Roll.
Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier

Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier

Portland
Serve the best tasting traceable, sustainable seafood, right on the waterfront overlooking Casco Bay.
Portland Lobster Company

Portland Lobster Company

Portland
Perfect spot to enjoy lunch and dinner with family and friends. Maine seafood, live entertainment and an amazing view.

BUSINESS LISTINGS

$3 Dollar Deweys

$3 Dollar Deweys

Portland
We offer a large variety of foods from different cultures.
 Bite Into Maine

Bite Into Maine

Scarborough
Six styles of lobster rolls will tempt your taste buds.
Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

Portland
Two-story restaurant on Custom House Wharf, overlooking Portland Harbor.
 Cafe Miranda

Cafe Miranda

Rockland
We serve generous portions of wholesome food with big flavor.
Chebeague Island Inn Restaurant & Bar

Chebeague Island Inn Restaurant & Bar

Chebeague Island
Playful, visually stunning and flawlessly executed cuisine.
 Congress Squared

Congress Squared

Portland
Contemporary American cuisine with New England ingredients.
David’s Restaurant

David’s Restaurant

Portland
Award winning chef serving old favorites & dazzling new creations.
 Diamond's Edge Restaurant

Diamond's Edge Restaurant

Portland
Combination of extraordinary service, fine food, and breathtaking views.
Evo Kitchen + Bar

Evo Kitchen + Bar

Portland
Modern fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.
 Fore Street Restaurant

Fore Street Restaurant

Portland
Named in Gourmet Magazine's Top Fifty Restaurants of the U.S.
Gilbert's Chowder House

Gilbert's Chowder House

Portland
Quaint New England style restaurant overlooking Casco Bay.
 J's Oyster

J's Oyster

Portland
The pearl of the waterfront and Portland’s premier oyster locale.
Linda Bean's Perfect Maine

Linda Bean's Perfect Maine

Freeport
Maine Lobster in 6 different locations. Try our famous lobster roll.
 Maine Lobster Shack

Maine Lobster Shack

Portland
Fresh steamed lobster, lobster rolls, clam chowder, & seafood dishes.
Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar

Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar

Portland
Raw bar, fresh seafood, rotating selection oysters, variety of local fish.
 Saltwater Grille

Saltwater Grille

South Portland
Panoramic view of Portland, creatively prepared classic seafood dishes.
Scales

Scales

Portland
Traditional New England restaurant with some modern touches.
 Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

Cape Elizabeth
Luxury resort on Southern Maine Coast with spectacular ocean views.
Street and Company

Street and Company

Portland
Mediterranean, bistro style, all-seafood restaurant in the Old Port.
 The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

Portland
Affordable, rustic Italian-inspired menu and all-Italian wine list.
The Front Room

The Front Room

Portland
Serve brunch and dinner of "New American Comfort Food."
 The Grill Room & Bar

The Grill Room & Bar

Portland
Feature a wood-fired grill, a long handcrafted bar, & exposed kitchen.
The Shop

The Shop

Portland
Raw bar & Shellfish Market. Hand-picked selection of oysters.
 Twenty Milk Street Restaurant

Twenty Milk Street Restaurant

Portland
Features contemporary cuisine with creative flair.
Union Food + Drink

Union Food + Drink

Portland
Elegantly appointed accommodations and farm-to-table cuisine.
  

BUSINESS LISTINGS

$3 Dollar Deweys

Portland
We offer a large variety of foods from different cultures.

Bite Into Maine

Scarborough
Six styles of lobster rolls will tempt your taste buds.

Boone's Fish House & Oyster Room

Portland
Two-story restaurant on Custom House Wharf, overlooking Portland Harbor.

Cafe Miranda

Rockland
We serve generous portions of wholesome food with big flavor.

Chebeague Island Inn Restaurant & Bar

Chebeague Island
Playful, visually stunning and flawlessly executed cuisine.

Congress Squared

Portland
Contemporary American cuisine with New England ingredients.

David’s Restaurant

Portland
Award winning chef serving old favorites & dazzling new creations.

Diamond's Edge Restaurant

Portland
Combination of extraordinary service, fine food, and breathtaking views.

Evo Kitchen + Bar

Portland
Modern fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines.

Fore Street Restaurant

Portland
Named in Gourmet Magazine's Top Fifty Restaurants of the U.S.

Gilbert's Chowder House

Portland
Quaint New England style restaurant overlooking Casco Bay.

J's Oyster

Portland
The pearl of the waterfront and Portland’s premier oyster locale.

Linda Bean's Perfect Maine

Freeport
Maine Lobster in 6 different locations. Try our famous lobster roll.

Maine Lobster Shack

Portland
Fresh steamed lobster, lobster rolls, clam chowder, & seafood dishes.

Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar

Portland
Raw bar, fresh seafood, rotating selection oysters, variety of local fish.

Saltwater Grille

South Portland
Panoramic view of Portland, creatively prepared classic seafood dishes.

Scales

Portland
Traditional New England restaurant with some modern touches.

Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea

Cape Elizabeth
Luxury resort on Southern Maine Coast with spectacular ocean views.

Street and Company

Portland
Mediterranean, bistro style, all-seafood restaurant in the Old Port.

The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar

Portland
Affordable, rustic Italian-inspired menu and all-Italian wine list.

The Front Room

Portland
Serve brunch and dinner of "New American Comfort Food."

The Grill Room & Bar

Portland
Feature a wood-fired grill, a long handcrafted bar, & exposed kitchen.

The Shop

Portland
Raw bar & Shellfish Market. Hand-picked selection of oysters.

Twenty Milk Street Restaurant

Portland
Features contemporary cuisine with creative flair.

Union Food + Drink

Portland
Elegantly appointed accommodations and farm-to-table cuisine.

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