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48 Hours of Food

A Weekend Itinerary

The Greater Portland culinary scene is booming with creativity and talent, and of course, a bit of Maine flare. If you plan on eating your way around the area, here’s our guide to a weekend of food and fun.


Ahhhhh, Saturday morning - no need to rush anywhere. Take a quiet morning stroll through Portland’s West End neighborhood and find your way to Aurora Provisions. Slowly sip on frothy cappuccino and indulge with a warm blueberry scone or an enticing breakfast sandwich. Passionate and proud of their high quality, locally sourced products, Aurora offers made-from-scratch options to enjoy in house or to grab and go.

If you would rather satisfy your sweet tooth in the morning, donut worry! Holy Donut has got you covered. The famous treat made from mashed Maine potatoes is even available in vegan and gluten-free flavors so donut lovers of all sorts can enjoy these devilishly good treats.

Holy Donut impresses the eyes and the taste buds


Looking to unearth as many tastes of Maine’s as possible in just a few days? Explore an array of establishments by land or sea with Maine Foodie Tours. With over ten different guided walking tours offered in Portland alone, discover a wide array of local food, drink, and culture in just a few hours. Interested in eating your way through other areas of Maine as well? No problem! Maine Foodie Tours offers programming in Kennebunkport, Bar Harbor, Camden, and Rockland. Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!

Do you consider yourself a foodie expert? Build your knowledge of Maine's food scene, one plate at a time. Maine Food for Thought has created a tasting tour in Portland's historic Old Port, you'll deepen your understanding of the farmers, fishermen, foragers, and purveyors who fill our plates, and learn about efforts to ensure a sustainable future for Maine's vibrant food scene.

If you are hungry for knowledge about the region’s farm to fork traditions, take a trip on over to Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. Open to visitors year round, this 5,000 acre farm offers educational opportunities for all ages with a focus on sustainability. Browse their website to learn more about upcoming events, activities, and pick-your-own dates; or just pop in for lunch at their extensive marketplace and bakery.  


Make a date at David’s Opus Ten. This restaurant within a restaurant is open seasonally and has a "front door to table” prix fixe menu which changes every week. Chef Turin and his team work tirelessly to create a menu using fresh, seasonal ingredients found at the weekly Farmer’s Market, which takes place literally just outside the establishment’s front door in Monument Square.

Evo Kitchen + Bar located at 443 Fore Street in Downtown Portland

If you’re looking to mix it up from the traditional New England fare, reserve your spot at EVO Kitchen + Bar and take a trip to the Mediterranean. The open kitchen is surrounded by counter seating which makes for an intimate experience with the Chef and his team. Additional seating is available along the large glass walls, providing excellent views of the Old Port night life. Chef Matt Ginn is known for embracing the bold flavors of Mediterranean cuisine while, in true Portland style, putting an unconventional twist on the traditional.


Be sure to save room after dinner for a trip to Gorgeous Gelato. Since 2010, this Old Port hotspot has been providing Greater Portland with the tastiest hand-crafted gelato west of Italy. Made from local milk and quality ingredients, you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it. Their gelato has 70% less fat than average ice cream and fewer calories too!

Gorgeous Gelato has become a 'must-visit' stop in the heart of the Old Port.

Fancy a nightcap to toast a tasty day? We thought so. Blyth & Burrows is a happening spot that shows off Portland’s craft cocktail scene. Named after two dueling commanders who have long since been buried in Portland’s historic East End Cemetary, this bar has a hip vibe with creative concoctions to wet your whistle. And if by some chance you’re still slightly peckish, light plates are served throughout the night to accompany your spirits.


Sunday brunch is essentially non-negotable in these parts. Gather your travel companions and head to the iconic Miss Portland Diner for some classic diner fare in a retro setting. We recommend the eggs Benedict or a giant stack of fluffy pancakes; but the options are limitless, and since Miss Portland Diner has been around since 1949, so safe to say you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose!

SOAKOLOGY foot sanctuary and teahouse offers herbal infused foot soaks and massage options


Sundays are a day to relax and relieve stress. What better way to do that then go for a soak, steep, and massage session over at Soakology. This unique foot sanctuary spa offers much more than just spa treatments. Delicious fair trade tea, sweet treats, and a full boutique await your enjoyment. We highly recommended soaking away your Sunday.


What cooler way to end the weekend then catching your own dinner? Down at Lucky Catch Cruises you can join the crew on a 90-minute adventure on a classic Maine Lobster boat and learn all about these Maine delicacies while pulling actual traps. You have the option to take home your lobster to cook yourself or you can head across the pier to Portland Lobster Company where they will steam your lobster for you! You’ll be hard pressed to find a more authentic Maine experience than this.

Portland Lobster Company has outside and inside dining with occasional live music on the waterfront

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