Happy Thursday everyone! I am so excited to share some of my favorites from my favorite place! I’ve lived in different places in the US, but there’s just something about Maine that always keeps me coming back! So, if you’re visiting Portland, or just want to try a few new things, take a look at my perfect summer Maine day!
To start the day take a walk along the Eastern Promenade or the boulevard to start the day. We’ve got to get those steps in! On your way back, you MUST make a stop of Holy Donut, whether you follow a gluten free diet like me or not, you have to grab a donut! I recommend the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt! You also have to try the pastries at BLVL- for literally any of the croissants. After these stops, I absolutely need a coffee, or if you’re me- a cappuccino! Try it with oat milk!
For lunch, especially if the weather is nice, take a picnic to the Eastern Prom. If homemade isn’t your style, try picking something up from Empire, Cheese Louise, or you can get something right on the Prom at Mr. Tuna! Or, you can head to the beach in Ocean Park for a beach day, but you have to play shuffleboard while you’re there! So fun!
I can’t say the word beach without mentioning my hometown, Old Orchard! If you’re there, people watch and play a few arcade games! But before you leave, you must ride the rollercoaster! Then swing by Chaval in Portland for dinner. Definitely go with small plates, then you can share it all with a friend or partner, and try to sit on their adorable patio!
Ice cream/sweets are a must for me, so Lib’s in my neighborhood always a stop! You can’t forget about dessert! You have to try the needham blizzard (very Maine)!!
If you visit any of these spots- please let me know! We love sharing our Portland favorites! Talk to you soon!