Back in October we spent a few days in Portland, Maine. We always have a great time. We tend to return to our favorite haunts like Miyake and Hugo’s but we also tried to hit some new places too.
Miyake is a wonderful Japanese restaurant. They offer omakase where the chef creates a 7 to 8 course menu. The majority of the dishes are seafood. There was a course that served duck breast and a delicious steamed egg custard.
TH loves going on boat rides. There is a ferry tour that goes around the harbor. We’ve always known about the ferry and have said that we’d like to do it each time we visited Portland. The weather was a bit cool but sunny and we knew it’d be breezy once we were on the water. The tour was scenic and educational. We learned that Portland was once a stronghold of defense against enemies who tried to enter the United States. There are a few masonry forts that still stand though abandoned. And as with almost any ferry tour of a harbor, we saw a few lighthouses.
In addition to a new adventure along Portland harbor, we also ate at new places. I had a wonderful morning crepe at Portland Patisserie and Grand Cafe, some fun Mexican food at Zapoteca, and delicious noodles at the Honey Paw.
While we were in Maine, we got full body massages at Nine Stone Spa and soaked our feet at Soakology. We also saw a couple of movies, Rock the Kasbah and Black Mass.
Our visit to Portland always includes dinner at Hugo’s. It’s always a great experience and has not yet disappointed. We are usually seated at the bar where we watch the various chefs in action, preparing dessert or one of the various courses. It’s quite a show and a could lead for conversation especially if you’re curious or into food.