Address: 288 Fore Street
Woodfired, seasonal cooking by Beard Award winner Sam Heyward. Heyward's other food endeavors include The Standard Baking Company featuring hand-crafted breads & pastries, Street and Co., Scales Restaurant and Seafood Mkt., and the below-mentioned Two Fat Cats Bakery. —EL
Browne Trading Company
Address: Merrill's Wharf
Rod Mitchell's incredible seafood market is useful to know aboutif your hotel room has a fridge and/or a kitchenette. —EL
Address: 555 Congress Street
Fennel-crusted Casco Bay monkfish.
Address: 58 Pine Street
Grano and carrots in a creamy tomato sauce. Greek wines by the glass.
Address: 100 Congress Street
Warm bread salad, Maine shrimp on soft polenta.
The Cheese Iron
Address: 200 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough ME
Local cheeses, wines by the glass, sandwiches.
Two Fat Cats Bakery
Address: 47 Indian Street
Apple pie, cherry pie, marshmallow buttercream-filled whoopee pies.
There is an extremely opinionated website devoted to Portland restaurants. I have no idea how discerning its reviewers are, but they are certainly passionate and populist in their orientation.—EL