Local Dining

Restaurants

Central Provisions
Central Provisions
Honey Paw
Honey Paw

Contemporary Asian-Fusian restaurant offering unique and creative dishes, drinks, and local craft beer. 78 Middle St. Portland, ME 04101

Otto's Pizza
Otto's Pizza

Fresh, creative pizza for an easy lunch or dinner, two locations on Congress Street. 225 and 576 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101

Empire
Empire

Nice environment and bar offering Chinese dishes and Dim Sum. 575 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101

Bao Bao
Bao Bao

Creative and traditional Chinese dumplings and dishes in an intimate setting. 133 Spring St. Portland, ME 04101

Eventide Oyster Co.
Eventide Oyster Co.

Small but busy seafood restaurant with popular raw bar, lobster rolls, New-England style fare, and cocktails. 86 Middle St. Portland, ME 04101

High Roller
High Roller

Lobster rolls & other seafood in a neighborhood diner that sources local brioche rolls.

LB kitchen (Veggie)
LB kitchen (Veggie)

Counter-serve café for health-centric, vegetarian, and vegan breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 249 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101

Salvage BBQ
Salvage BBQ

Rustic-chic counter with communal tables offering BBQ & sides, plus drinks & occasional live music. $$ 919 Congress St

East Ender
East Ender

East Ender serves time-honored classics using locally sourced ingredients and modern techniques.

Benkay Japanese Restaurant and Sushi
Benkay Japanese Restaurant and Sushi

A local Japanese restaurant offering traditional decor and food, including a sushi bar.

Green Elephant (Veggie)
Green Elephant (Veggie)

Intimate bistro offers Pan-Asian vegetarian fare, from tempeh curry to noodles with vegan duck. 608 Congress St

Duckfat
Duckfat

A homey French-leaning restaurant/cafe serving delicious and creative sandwiches, salads, and their famous duck fat fries.

Scale's (Seafood)
Scale's (Seafood)

Spacious seaside venue for local seafood, raw bar, wine & New England comfort classics. $$$ 68 Commercial St

Terlingua
Terlingua

Terlingua is a boutique BBQ restaurant combining house- smoked meats with Latin American Fare, served in a homey space.

Miyake (Japanese)
Miyake (Japanese)

Creative Japanese cuisine including sushi, omakase meals & dishes sourced from the owner's farm. $$$$ 468 Fore St

Taco Escobarr
Taco Escobarr

Funky, colorful tavern with creative cocktails, outdoor seating & a Mexican menu. 548 Congress St

Tu Casa
Tu Casa

Down-to-earth establishment with a warm feel serving traditional, family-style Salvadoran dishes.

Izakaya
Izakaya

Cozy, understated spot for izakaya-style Japanese small plates, creative cocktails, beer & sake.

Boda (Thai)
Boda (Thai)

Late-night eatery & bar specializes in Thai street food, including meat & veggie skewers. 671 Congress St

Breakfast & Cafes

The Holy Donut
The Holy Donut

The Holy Donut makes delicious donuts with all-natural ingredients. Choose from 16 flavors daily at 2 locations.

The Front Room
The Front Room

Quaint, local restaurant for upscale American comfort food, with popular bar & brunch scenes. $$ 73 Congress St

Belleville
Belleville

Enjoy delicious croissants and a cozy atmosphere at this small croissantery.

Standard Baking Co.
Standard Baking Co.

Family-owned bakery offering a diverse array of daily breads & sweets, plus breakfast pastries. $$ 75 Commercial St

Union Bagel Co.
Union Bagel Co.

Casual take-out counter with hand-rolled bagels using organic flour & lavored cream cheeses. $ 147 Cumberland Ave

Katie Made
Katie Made

Katie Made Bakery makes cakes, pies, cookies, bars and pastries daily from scratch with the finest ingredients. Serving Breakfast & Lunch - eat in or take out.

Rosemont Market & Bakery
Rosemont Market & Bakery

Local and organic produce and meats, healthy and delicious meals to go. 50 Commercial St. Portland, ME 04101

Portland Pottery Cafe
Portland Pottery Cafe

Portland Pottery Cafe located on Portland's active East End offers meals, bake good and sandwiches. Offers gluten free and vegan options as well as a pottery studio, great place to bring kids for a fun bite and activity!

Coffee By Design
Coffee By Design

Local coffeehouse offering pastries and light fare in cozy quarters. 67 India St. Portland, ME 04101

Dobra Tea House
Dobra Tea House

Café with mellow, Eastern vibe offering global specialty teas and vegetarian / vegan light bites. 89 Exchange St. Portland, ME 04101

Bard Coffee
Bard Coffee

Airy coffeehouse specializing in single-origin brews made from beans roasted in-house. 185 Middle St