My wife and I are going for a weekend in Portland ME in mid-October. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the great information on here about Portland.
We are staying at the Howard Johnson's (my wife has some convention there) and are looking for a couple of interesting meals. Since I've never been to Portland, I have no idea if it is difficult to get around the city, but that will be our "base of operations" for the weekend.
My wife is allergic to shellfish (I know, how awful), so a straight up seafood place is not what we're looking for. Also, we just dropped our son off at college, so we are essentially broke for the next three years and we are looking for casual dining, not the more upscale places.
I am a big fan of funky, low key places, and ethnic fare, because in Rutland, Vermont we have some decent places but not diverse. But I also love a good pub burger.
I think I'm pencilling in Duck Fat, based on reviews here and would appreciate any comments.