249 Congress St. Portland, ME

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Chef Lee Farrington has returned to Congress Street with an entirely new concept: healthful, fresh, quick, and casual food. There’s avocado toast and sweet-and-salty oats for breakfast,… Read more »


618 Congress St. Portland, ME

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The centerpiece at Portland’s newest pizza place is an enormous, wood-fired copper oven that turns out fabulous and authentic pies. Owner Tom Barr, also of Taco Escobarr,… Read more »


54 Washington Ave. Portland, ME

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A newcomer to the East End dining scene, with a name that translates to “stay sake shop,” this Japanese gastropub is a casually hip yet homey destination… Read more »


79 Portland St. Portland, ME

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Isa (chef Isaul Perez’s nickname) has an eclectic and seasonally driven menu reflective of the chef’s background. Every dish displays close attention to detail and technique, from… Read more »


78 Middle St. Portland, ME

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The best New England ingredients are used to their best potential, turned into fantastic Asian dishes using techniques, traditions, and lots of skill. The focus is on… Read more »


88 Middle St. Portland, ME

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The trio behind Hugo’s—Arlin Smith, Andrew Taylor, and Mike Wiley—bring a wealth of experience and constant evolution to a name synonymous with refined dining. The beauty of… Read more »


608 Congress St. Portland, ME

Monday-Saturday: 11:30am–2:30pm and 5pm-9:30pm, Sunday: 5pm–9pm

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Bright, colorful, and irresistible flavors are the key to vegetarian Asian food so hearty you’ll never miss the meat. Influences from Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and beyond inform… Read more »


575 Congress St. Portland, ME

Sunday + Monday: 11:30am-9pm, Closed Tuesdays, Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am–10pm

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Everyone has a favorite dish on Empire’s mouthwatering menu, so go ahead and order them all. Empire raises the bar in Portland for Chinese food, with garlic… Read more »


443 Fore St. Portland, ME

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Chef Matt Ginn’s extraordinary talent is on full display with every stunning plate that comes out of the compact, open kitchen at Evo. Mediterranean and Middle Eastern… Read more »