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24 hours in Portland, 24 in Portsmouth

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24 hours in Portland, 24 in Portsmouth

Joanie | Apr 25, 2007 01:05 PM

A friend and I are trying to figure out the best plan of attack to squeeze in as much as possible on a Sat. overnight in May. We'll be driving up early-ish from Boston and probably hitting a casual spot along the way on Rt. 1 (clams, diner, not sure). We split all our food so that helps. We also like to walk everywhere so will travel to the out of the way sections of town. Norm's is a given at some point plus I have to try Duckfat. Since we're trying to taste as much as possible, I don't envision a swanky sit down dinner (a la Hugo's) but wouldn't mind a nicer spot at some point around 8:30-9. I'm thinking a snack at Duckfat during the day, Norm's kind of mid evening then maybe some appetizers some place a step up. The Fore St. mussels are in the back of my mind but am happy to try a new place. Thinking Becky's for breakfast on Sun. but that's open. Again, we'll want to split food so if anyone frowns on that, they're out.

We'll be going to Portsmouth the next day for a nice dinner at Black Trumpet (formerly Lindbergh's Crossing) and a breakfast at the Friendly Toast (finally) but would like to squeeze in Gilley's or one other Portsmouth place. That might be just about as much as we can fit in but curious what you suggest for later Sat. nite and quick bites. Thanks in advance.

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