Walk about 10 minutes east of Oxbow, and you’ll be at Rising Tide Brewing. This is a smaller operation than Oxbow (they don’t have a lot of distribution outside of Maine), and it generally stays a little calmer here. When it’s nice outside, they open all of their garage doors which, along with all the picnic tables out front, makes it feels like one big patio. We like that their flights come in little wooden boxes and that they have a big food truck event the first Friday of every month.
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The Back Bay Grill
Back Bay Grill in Bayside is an upscale spot with classic dishes like fresh seafood and pasta, and is perfect for a celebratory meal.
When you need to get away from the Old Port, head to Isa in Bayside for pasta, seafood, and some quiet.
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Oxbow Blending and Bottling
Oxbow is a brewery in Portland with food from the Duckfat people that stays open late on the weekends, unlike most spots in this town.
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The Shop By Island Creek Oyster
Island Creek Oysters harvest some of the world’s best oysters and The Shop is where they offer a selection to the people of Portland.
Maps is a basement bar on Market St. where you’ll find vintage furniture, a vinyl collection your dad would envy, and plenty of beer.
The Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box
Head to the Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box for the drinks and decor, but stay for the DJ sets and great staff.
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