Exactly what a hotel should be - and at a pretty great price! Two nights in a lovely part of the city for a total of less than $300 is a steal.
So, I'll start with location. Pedestrian-friendly cobblestone streets dotted with tons of awesome little businesses (from cafes to a specialty salt shop) and an easy walk/drive to anywhere else in town. The hotel is perfectly situated in the midst of all the action and just a short walk to the water.
My room was just gorgeous - spacious, impeccably clean with a king-sized bed, huge marble bathroom, fridge (with real creamer for the coffee! and 2 complimentary water bottles!) and every amenity I needed. Wish I didn't stay in November because the room also had a lovely balcony overlooking the city. All of the staff I encountered (from the concierge to the restaurant staff to the valet) were friendly and helpful.
I'd stay here again in a heartbeat and hope to come back when the weather is a bit warmer.
This place is downright fabulous. As good as the whole menu looks, if I ever make it back here (which I hope to), I'm ordering the exact same meal that I enjoyed yesterday.
Eggs benedict with fried green tomatoes and salty, buttery grits. Throw in some tasty oft-refilled coffee and a friendly jokester of a waiter and I'd say it's a pretty perfect dining experience.
Ambiance ain't too shabby either - bright artwork, high ceilings, and double height windows combine to create a perfect spot for a late breakfast (or anything, really).
My only regret is not ordering a Bloody Mary. Next time...
Well I'll be damned.
I was expecting a quick meal at a mediocre hotel restaurant before going to meet a coworker for drinks. I was NOT expecting a luscious three course meal for a paltry $25 with fabulous service and a fireside table.
I started with a garden salad while eyeing the duck confit tater tots and heavenly house smoked salmon board. Self control luckily prevailed. I continued with the cedar planked Haddock with Maine lobster, forest mushrooms and lemon caper beurre blanc. HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS. That dish was $27 alone but not in my awesome prix fix deal!!
The meal concluded with a refreshing tart apple-moscato sorbet, which rounded out the rich entree nicely. It was so lovely to dine alone (with my kindle) by the fireplace - I should do that more often. If I'm back in Portland any time soon, I wouldn't hesitate to stop here again!
I love Maine Beer so it was great to make it out to the brewery for a tasting a few weeks ago. As a lover of porters, Mean Ole Tom (brewed with vanilla beans) is always my go-to from MBC, so I really enjoyed sampling some of the harder to find pours like their Lunch IPA. Red Wheelbarrow, Zoe, Tiny Beautiful Something, Another One, and Peeper were also great (and so brewery fresh!).
Definitely loved the casual vibe of people hanging out, buying beers, sampling, sitting at picnic tables and enjoying the awesome weather over some brews. Overall, a total win!
Meager beer selection but pretty good food, and overall a great dive in Portland!
My friends and I had been waiting to eat at some of the fancier shmancier places in town before we gave up on the hour waits to stop in at Rosie's. Upon entering, we had no idea this was ranked as one of the best dive bars in the country, but it was definitely one of the best I've been to.
From calzones to burgers, salads and even stir fry, the food at Rosie's is varied and altogether quite good. I ordered a southwestern chicken wrap with spiced chicken, black beans, rice, corn, peppers & cheese. Our server was relaxed, down to earth and extremely quick considering how packed the bar was. Overall, good experience but not worth a long drive!
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