Portland

Kitchn’s Bite-Sized Guide to Portland, Maine — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland

In the sixth installment of our Bite-Sized Guide series, we're heading to the small coastal city of Portland, Maine. Yes, Portland, Maine. The small New England city has become known for its booming food and drink scene, on par with larger cities. The last decade has seen chefs and brewers opening restaurants and breweries in droves. The awards and accolades continue unabated — and people are taking notice.

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Oxbow Beer Brewer Tim Adams Shares His Favorite Summer Beer — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland, Maine

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When it comes to summer drinking, the key is to find a beverage that's cold, refreshing, and not too alcoholic. Wine spritzers are always a favorite, but this year we're stockpiling farmhouse beers. What's farmhouse beer, you might ask? We're so glad you did.

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Maine Oyster Farmers Share the Best Way to Shuck & Eat Bivalves — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland, Maine

Maine's cold, clean water makes it ideal for seafood of all kind: Lobster, to be sure, but also oysters, those sweet and briny bivalves that we often associate with cooler climes. But, in Maine, you can (and should!) eat oysters all year round.

We caught up with oyster farmers Valy Steverlynck and Eric Horne to find out the best way to shuck your oysters — and how to eat them (besides slurped straight from the shell).

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This Tiny City Has Big Flavor: Here’s What to Do, Eat & Drink in Portland, Maine — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland

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Compared to other local cities like Boston and New York, Portland, Maine seems more like a close-knit town. But don't let its small size fool you — there's a seemingly endless list of things to do, see, and, most importantly, eat in this smart, sophisticated New England city. Beyond the charming lighthouses and overstuffed lobster rolls, this mini metropolis pulses with life and community.

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I Love Food, Wine & Portland, Maine (I’m Even Getting Married There) — Bite-Sized Guide: Portland, Maine

Conversations with friends, family, colleagues, and strangers have followed a pretty tight script for the past two years that my fiancé, Joe, and I have been engaged. It usually starts with: "You're engaged! Congrats! When is the wedding?" Once that's out of the way, it's: "Where are planning to have it?" When we say Portland, Maine, like clockwork, we get: "Oh ... why Maine?"

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Jeffrey Morgenthaler Has Some Rules About Making Cocktail Videos — Food News

Just like there's no crying in baseball, there's no smiling in cocktail video making. At least not according to Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon.

We've long been fans of Morgenthaler and his site full of useful information for bartenders new and old. And this tongue-in-cheek video is no exception.

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