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Portland and Beaches for 1 Week in July - Where to go

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Portland and Beaches for 1 Week in July - Where to go

chefcoo | May 1, 2013 08:21 AM

Hi, we are heading to Portland for one week with our main goal to try out great food, lobster shacks, and beachy/island towns. It's a lot, I know, but we've never been to Maine and want to see Portand mainly but also take day trips or overnight trips to perhaps Kennebunkport and north, not drivivng more than an hour or two. My question is how to divide up our trip - do we do 2-3 nights Portland, with 1 night or day trip to Kennebunkport, and 1-2 nights in northern town, perhaps Rockland? Criteria is to try out local foods, especially seafood, and see the surrounding areas to Portland. As for restaurants, I have read all the posts and have some idea for Portland, none for any northern beach towns, other than lobster shacks and perhaps a stay at Nebo Lodge and for Kennebunkport, maybe Local 50 or any other suggestions. We are looking for very local specialty cuisine, we live in Chicago and have access to lots of different food, but not seafood. Also, any thoughts on Gather in Yartmouth. And top place for Clambake or Lobster. This is a lot,I know, but it's hard to know where to start or how to narrow down our plan so as it get a great feel for the area, without wearing ourselves out. Thanks in advance.

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