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iPhone Friday – Eating My Way Through Portland

Ok so I didn’t really eat my way through the city but it felt like that at times. But really who could blame me. Where else can I get seafood so fresh it had just been plucked out of the ocean that day.

One of the things we like to do before going on a trip to the States is check out the Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives food map site to find out which restaurants Guy
Fieri reviewed. I love that show and if Guy recommends it I want to try it. We had dinner at the Porthole our first night….best lobster rolls ever.

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster

The Porthole

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, Guy Fieri

Portland, Maine, Porthole, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster, Diners Drive-Ins & Dives, Guy Fieri

One morning at breakfast we met a couple who recommended the “best & cheapest” place in Portland for fresh lobster. Always game for an adventure we decided to look for Three Sons Lobster & Fish (there’s nothing like planning for dinner before breakfast is over 🙂 ). They’re really not a restaurant. They’re a wholesaler selling fresh lobster & fish to other restaurants but they do takeout. You can go in, pick your lobsters (or crabs, shrimps, mussels) and they’ll steam it for you. Order some fresh corn on the cob, a little melted butter and your set. Well almost…while waiting for the lobsters to cook we went to a nearby bakery and picked up some fresh bread and a trip to the liquor store ensured that we had something to quench our thirst. Where did we eat you ask? Well..on a picnic table in the parking lot on the wharf of course…fine dining at its best. One of the best meals you had 😉

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

Before

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

After

Portland, Maine, Three Sons Lobster & Fish, restaurent, wharf, waterfront, lobster,

One of these is not like the other…

Loved the label and the ale!

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29 responses

  1. That looks tasty and I can feel a thirst coming on. My son spent a few weeks in Portland working for Wieden and Kennedy a few years back. He got a lot of rain in Portland – not uncommon I believe.

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    August 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • Thanks Andy. I loved Portland and we were very lucky with the weather. it was perfect all week not a cloud in the sky.

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      August 3, 2012 at 10:15 am

  2. Len

    Terrific images Edith. I feel like you went to the same places I did. I am a huge Triple D fan and have been to at least 40 of them. There is a great iPhone app TVFoodMaps that is awesome. It contains every location for Triple D as well as almost every food show out there. Complete with maps and the paid version will even ping you when you get close to one.

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    August 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

    • Thanks so much Len. I’m going to download that app as well.

      Sent from my iPhone

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      August 3, 2012 at 10:18 am

  3. love the Porthole.

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

  4. Glad you enjoyed your visit! Portland is a mecca for good food and it looks like you did very well.

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

  5. Rich McPeek

    Terrific shots Edith! Have a great weekend!

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:40 am

  6. These are great Edith. Portland is one of my favorite places, and now I’m craving a return visit. Or perhaps I’m just craving the lobster. Or the beer. Or all of the above. 🙂

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

  7. chrisnitz

    I totally want lobster and beer now!

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    August 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

  8. Portland is one of the hippest dining scenes according to the sources who claim to be expert. While it is not as varied as New York, there are some great finds. I wish you were still there, I’d make some reccs. There’s a place named Bresca, which never failed to make me smile. And Hugo’s where the food is pretty but you still leave hungry. And finally Duck Fat for lunch, yes, they fry in duck fat. But it’s soooo good.

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    August 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

    • Thanks Victor. I’ll check in with you the next time I go back. It’s such a great place.

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      August 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

  9. Sounds like fun, Edith! Those lobsters sure look yummy!

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    August 3, 2012 at 11:58 am

  10. Great shots Edith, I held on to looking at this post until dinner time, mmm thanks.

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    August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

  11. Oh my.. what a feast..

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    August 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

  12. Those lobsters looks pretty tasty and delicious! Yummy! I love your front door restaurant picture, the blue tone are gorgeous.

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    August 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  13. thierryjan

    Mmm…ça me donne faim , belle photo … 🙂

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    August 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  14. Wonderful post. Okay now you’ve gone and done it I’m homesick again, sigh! Really enjoyed the commentary and photos from your walkabout. 🙂

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    August 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  15. Yay, Shipyard! looks great

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    August 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

  16. mmmm,Shipyard ! Looks great Edith

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    August 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

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