86 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101
Let's be honest, after a long hot day you need a beer, possibly a cocktail. What you don't need is a long, drawn out meal. I have been to the best of Portland and none seem satisfying ,which is a function of the day and mood, not of the food. Therefore you need easy. Eventide doesn't take reservations so you need to head over there and likely wait. Thankfully, there is plenty of room at the bar to grab a drink while you wait for a table. Their beer menu is local and varied, and a frosty mug of beer is exactly what is needed after Visiting Day. When you finally sit down you will be treated to some of the best oysters the region has to offer. Freshly shucked and offered with a variety of sauces including horseradish or kimchee shaved ice is the perfect meal to accompany your beer. The lobster roll is reportedly amazing (I have to take others words for it as I'm allergic to lobster) and the tuna was off the charts. I am having a Pavlovian reaction and salivating as I write this ...