Hi - I’d love lunch recs for this Wednesday in Portland. I do an annual sojourn to pick up my daughter at camp in northern Maine. I’m staying in Camden and having dinner at Franny’s. Last year I had an amazing lunch at the East ender but I don’t think they are open for lunch anymore. Honeypaw is closed on Wednesdays. Any suggestions?
(Also, super bummed and surprised that all these places aren’t open for lunch/midweek during the high season!)
Hi there, @sallyt! I too would have wanted to go to East Ender if that were an option.
So though I haven’t yet been to these next two spots, these are places I really want to check out (outdoor seating is important to me). Terlingua on Washington Avenue. Looks like they take reservations as well as walk ins.
@sallyt Wish I could help. The last time we ate in Portland, we did Bissell Brothers but I don’t think that’s quite what you are looking for. We find ourselves not eating in Portland on our recent Maine sojourns because the bounty of choices tends to paralyze us.
On a somewhat (un)related note, B and I may play hooky on Wednesday while Spring Onion is in all-day art camp and go to Anju, a favorite of ours. But only if pesky work lets us.
Hey there, @sallyt! Just noticed that East Ender now appears to be open for lunch according to their website.
I had been just about to comment that my 2021 threads that @Saregama so kindly references above are out of date. I originally offered the 2021 info so I feel responsible. This season I’m observing that restaurants appear to be adjusting hours and offerings more frequently, in response to staffing (plus supply chain and food costs in some cases I expect).
Oops, I don’t know about the outdoor space there currently?
Was in Portland in May too and noticed the overall reduction in outdoor seating. At that time East Ender didn’t open until late afternoon so we didn’t even consider it/drive by for our lunch back then.
It may not be exactly what you’re going for, but we often do a take-out lunch from Blue Rooster Food Company. I love their sandwiches (any of which can be made in a salad version) and tater tots! Picnic up on the promenade, then hit a gelato truck for dessert.
I would kill for their Charlie Noble sandwich right now…
I ended up at the East Ender - such fantastic food!! Got this grilled salad. Also got gelato from Gelato Fiasco and on my way up the coast, stopped at Treats in Wiscasset
& Bleecker and Greer in Rockport.