If you missed the intro post to this blog series, be sure to check it out here.
We had an excellent stay in Portland. With no shortage of first-rate restaurants and bars, it is the perfect destination for food and beverage lovers. Portland is also an extremely walkable city. There isn’t an overwhelming number of things to do, making it relatively simple to get a feel for in a couple of days.
We began the Portland, ME leg of our trip by visiting Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, ME to check out Portland Head Lighthouse. It was a picture perfect day; the sky was blue and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. We had hoped to get lobster rolls from Bite into Maine, a food truck situated in the park, but they were unfortunately closed the day that we were there. Bite into Maine has an impressive 5-star rating on Yelp, so I’d love to hear what you think if you’ve experienced their lobster rolls for yourself.
Afterward, we headed to Allagash Brewing Co. for a tour. This stop comes highly recommended. It was unlike any other brewery tour that I’ve been on in that they allow you to sip on free samples throughout the tour. Being that Allagash is one of my favorite craft breweries, I loved to learn about its history.
As the evening approached, we headed to our Airbnb to unwind. Soon after, we decided to take a walk downtown. First, we headed to Duckfat to try their infamous poutine fries. Afterward, we ended our action-packed day by indulging in delicious craft cocktails and locally-sourced oysters at Eventide Oyster Co.
As you can imagine, we spent the following morning sleeping in and eating a leisurely breakfast. We then took a relatively short drive to Higgins Beach in Scarborough, ME. Most of our afternoon was spent beach bumming and exploring.
After a day of R&R, we headed back to our Airbnb to get ready for the evening. First, we strolled down to Old Port to capture some photos near the water. I must say, Love Locks Bridge is an excellent photo opp! For all of you lovebirds out there: be sure to bring a lock engraved with your initials to add to the collection.
Then, we went to Street and Co. for dinner. We split their famous Lobster Diavolo and it was divine! The service was also top-notch. Afterward, we headed to Church for drinks. Yes, you read that correctly. Aptly named, Church is a stunning restaurant and bar that functioned as a church once upon a time. Their craft cocktails were incredible! Lastly, we hit up Novare Res, which had an abundance of local, craft beer on tap.
We woke up relatively early so that we could check out of our Airbnb and hit the road.
…Next (and last) stop, Bar Harbor!