Well as some of you may know my wife and I recently got married in May. We were going to go to Greece for our honey moon, but with COVID going strong 6 months prior to our anticipated trip date we decided to push it back another year. However, we wanted to take advantage of our requested time off and still do something fun this year so we decided to take a trip to Portland, Maine. Now I know for some people Maine seems like a strange place to vacation, but let me tell you its one of the best hidden secrets. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also filled with some of the best seafood and the nicest people I have ever met. I would highly recommend it to any couples or a group of friends.
I had a lot of friends ask me why we went to Portland. Many have never thought about it as a place to visit for a honey moon or for a top list vacation spot but after you read this blog you’ll completely change your mind. To start off one of my favorite things about the Portland was all the amazing food we had. Of course we had to had the famous lobster rolls, but we also had a variety of seafood dishes like clam chowder, steamed clams, pan seared lobster, and oysters.
Some of the restaurants I would recommend are Lukes Lobster Company and Portland Lobster Co for their lobster rolls. Then for oysters I would recommend you visit The Store and Maine Lobster Company. What I really enjoyed at the The Store was the canned tuna in tomato sauce and the caviar. I never thought I would of been such a huge fan of caviar, but it was so creamy and delicious with the chips and sauce that they provided. Then the bread with the assortment of sides and canned tuna was so amazing. I had dreams of that place. Now if you are looking for more of high class meal I would check out Scales. It was pretty booked up and you can’t sit at the bar while you wait for your table, but sweet baby Jesus their pan seared lobster was the best meal I have ever had in my life.
Besides all the amazing food, there was so many great places to drink as well. There was one little bar called Tomaso’s Canteen. The drinks were all relatively cheap and it had a really good atmosphere. I checked out the menu, but didn’t order anything because we were about to go eat. Our favorite bar was called Blyth and Burrows because the drinks were so amazing and the food was bomb.
The top choice was the cannon ball which had espresso in the drink and then the our favorite dish was the steak tar tar. I don’t think I have ever been to a bar that had such good drinks and then also have 5 star dishes. I was even a little sketched out when I saw that a bar had oysters, steak tar tar, and caviar on the menu.
Overall our trip was so much fun and we had a blast venturing out and tasting all the different food. The other awesome part was walking around the old port and checking out all the architecture, sight seeing, and taking ferries to the islands. Trust me you will not be bored visiting Portland and you will not go hungry either.