Saturday, June 15, 2013

Maine Week: Around Portland

We had one full day in Portland, primarily because after we checked out of Chebeague, and took the ferry back to the mainland, we had a 6pm reservation at Fore Street Restaurant.  It's so good, it's reason enough to go to Portland. I think it's like the Zuni of the East Coast. If you're going to be in the area, call and make a booking, even if it isn't the day or time you want--and then several days before they often call you up and can give you the timing you need.

 The chefs have a small room where they can choose whatever came straight from the farms that day.

Just a 10 minute drive north of Portland is a magical walk on Mackworth Island, where you can see fairy houses, and make your own too.

We discovered this donut shop, The Holy Donut, just off the highway 295, and it was amazing.

Going straight to the source of Sea Bags...
An epic bakery...The Standard Baking Company

The Angela Adams showroom is on a cute street, and besides looking at her work, we really enjoyed the rope bracelets she sells there made by a Mainer Shaina Aldrich Ready.

We loved a store called Annie Bells, but it looks like it's closed when I go on their site. Another store we liked is called Black Parrot--some fashion, some home.


  1. I just discovered your lovely blog. Like you, my family enjoys taking road trips together, especially in our home state of Maine. So thrilled to see some of our favorite places in Portland highlighted here. Chebeague and Mackworth Islands are also two of our favorite local places. If you're still in town, check out Cute Potato: Your Guide to Kid-Friendly Maine. The blog highights restaurants, shops, events and more that appeal to kids and parents (there's a gorgeous ice cream/peony social that happens at the Maine Audubon in Falmouth this week). Enjoy your trip, and happy summer!

  2. Anniebelles is called k collette now - one of the owners bought the other one out and renamed it.