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Top Notch Fried Chicken in Portland?

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

So far, i think fried chicken is actually on every single menu I've looked at here! Blue Rooster, Local 188, East Ender, The Outsider, and countless others (true, Central Provisions and EVO don't h...

Bao Wow ! : Life in the Dumpling World of Cara Stadler

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

I was sooo disappointed by our Honey Paw food Thurs. night that I wanted to make sure we had stellar food for our last dinner, so we returned to Bao Bao and had consistently fantastic food in an ea...

A Glorious Food-Filled ~Week in Portland 11/2015

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Lunch and Dinner @ of our 5 days here, during a rare Maine Indian Summer in Nov.! It's alot to post, but briefly , so far (to be expanded later): Winners: EVO ( have posted a separate detailed ac...

Portland's Few Unfriendly Food Biz Owners

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Have you experienced any? I admit, when I'm on vacation, enjoying myself, and I find a place with really good food, I want to give my enthusiastic feedback to the owner. I know how hard the food bi...

Eventide: Uneven, But Many Stellars

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

We were lucky enough to have two lunches here during our week's visit. Since there were just two of us, and one of us was consuming large quantities of oysters, there weren't all that many dishes w...

Bao Wow ! : Life in the Dumpling World of Cara Stadler

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

I was sooo disappointed by our Honey Paw food Thurs. night that I wanted to make sure we had stellar food for our last dinner, so we returned to Bao Bao and had consistently fantastic food in an ...

Brown Butter Tarts?

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Since I'm not a fan of the bakeries in Boston, in general, I rarely visit them, so I figure a number of you up-to-date CHs are the ones to ask: Do you often see Brown Butter Tarts here? We just re...

Plse Advise: 5 Portland Dinners and Lunches Next Week

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

O.k., i'm getting a little ahead of myself. Or, i should say, beHIND myself. At the beginning of Oct. we had a ~week away from home near Boston, in Bar Harbor and Pland( after having been away 3 ye...

Empire- Cantonese and Dim Sum Lunch in Portland Me. 10/22/15

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Maybe I went into this place with too-high expectations. After all, we DO have some v good dim sum and Cantonese places in boston. Empire was our re-fueling stop yesterday for our trip from Bosto...

Looking for Maine rec's for Camden & Portland + critique of choices so far for upcoming trip

alkonost
by alkonost 5 years ago

I’d love a critique on my restaurant selections for my upcoming trip to Maine (Camden & Portland), and I have a few gaps in the meal schedule where I’m hoping for some recommendations on lobster po...

Amazing But True: Gelato Fiasco Has Nothin' on Toscanini

opinionatedchef
by opinionatedchef 5 years ago

Relax. Portland Maine may be the wonderful frequently dubbed " Small City Foodie Capital" of New England but from what I have tasted, they got NOTHIN' on our own World Champion Toscanini's. The tw...

Worldwide Diner revisits Portland

Worldwide Diner
by Worldwide Diner 5 years ago

Almost 3 years after my first visit, I went back to Portland, to check out some of my favorite restaurants and try some new (to me) restaurants. I stayed at an AirBnB because hotels are still ch...

Food and Soccer in Portland?

Worldwide Diner
by Worldwide Diner 5 years ago

I'm thinking about visiting Portland again, in October (Fri to Sun, 3 lunches and 2 dinners, don't eat breakfast foods). I've seen the main sights in town, so I'm mainly just going to eat. If t...

Portland Weekend Itinerary Help - REPOST, SORRY

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by krisa20 5 years ago

Sorry, I should have tagged Northern New England initially. I tried to edit, but couldn't find an option to simply add a tag, hence this repost. Hello! My husband and two kids are headed up ...

Tweaking tag names for Portland, ME and Portland, OR

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by masha 5 years ago

This recent post on a thread discussing Portland, ME -- in which a hound recommended some restaurants in Portland, OR, http://www.chowhound.com/post/portland-weekend-itinerary-repost-1026094?commen...

Maine update - clams and lobster and Thai

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by dfrostnh 5 years ago

Spent a few late September days in Maine and carefully timed trip and route to include some places we had never been. Cousin Bruce's wife kept raving about Ken's in Scarborough (just south of Portl...

portland this weekend

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by jamala 5 years ago

Hi, I am traveling to Portland with my husband and another couple this weekend and wanted some last minute feedback on our itinerary! We are driving up from NY on friday and are thinking of sto...

Lunch in Portland, ME

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by Marisa23 5 years ago

My family will be driving through Portland on Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime. I'm looking for a place that would show the local flavor (and I don't mean lobster, although I love lobster, so I'm n...

Portland, Maine daytrip with kids

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by blink617 6 years ago

My wife and I are taking our family to Portland for a Saturday. We have baby twins (and gigantic double stroller) and a 3 year old. We are meeting up with a group of friends to visit the farmer...

Portland (and some Portsmouth) weekend report

Joanie
by Joanie 5 years ago

Fun trip as always starting with Fri. breakfast at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth. We ended up in the back room with the bar where the waitress mixed a pretty good Bloody Mary for my friend and...