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hey guys, gonna be in town next thursday. definitely planning to stop by and say hi/check out some goods. any recommendations for places to grab lunch?
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hey guys, gonna be in town next thursday. definitely planning to stop by and say hi/check out some goods. any recommendations for places to grab lunch?

Portland is now one of the top food cities in the country (really).  We have the highest number of restaurants per capita than any city in the nation--beating out San Francisco--so I doubt you'll be disappointed.

 

Off the top of my head: Eventide (oyster bar and fantastic seafood...not a fried clams/steamed lobster place, though), Duckfat (the best fries on earth, cooked in--you guessed it--duck fat), Central Provisions (tapas style, just declared top 10 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit), Paciarino (fresh pasta with 4 selections each day for lunch), Pai Men Miyake (japanese noodle bar), Thirsty Pig (house-made sausages and good beer selection), etc....and all of those are in walking distance from PDG.  If none of that appeals to you and you want other recommendations, let me know...and I'm sure the PDG guys can you give recommendations while you're in town, too.

 

Edit: be forewarned that a lot of the restaurants on Commercial St are aimed specifically at tourists and the food isn't as great as some of the other parts of town.  Most of the stuff on that street won't be as special as what you'll find elsewhere, as it's higher rent places aimed at high turnover and capitalizing on tourism rather than good food year round.  

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Portland is now one of the top food cities in the country (really).  We have the highest number of restaurants per capita than any city in the nation--beating out San Francisco--so I doubt you'll be disappointed.

Off the top of my head: Eventide (oyster bar and fantastic seafood...not a fried clams/steamed lobster place, though), Duckfat (the best fries on earth, cooked in--you guessed it--duck fat), Central Provisions (tapas style, just declared top 10 new restaurants in the country by Bon Appetit), Paciarino (fresh pasta with 4 selections each day for lunch), Pai Men Miyake (japanese noodle bar), Thirsty Pig (house-made sausages and good beer selection), etc....and all of those are in walking distance from PDG.  If none of that appeals to you and you want other recommendations, let me know...and I'm sure the PDG guys can you give recommendations while you're in town, too.

Edit: be forewarned that a lot of the restaurants on Commercial St are aimed specifically at tourists and the food isn't as great as some of the other parts of town.  Most of the stuff on that street won't be as special as what you'll find elsewhere, as it's higher rent places aimed at high turnover and capitalizing on tourism rather than good food year round.  

All of the above are great stops, as mentioned above Portland is an amazing city for food. I would add that if you are in a rush and don't want to go to a sit down spot you should check out Blue Rooster. It is a newish sandwich shop that whips up some of the most delicious sandwiches I've ever had and is only about a block away from PDG. Also if you get the chance swing by Gorgeous Gelato, which is also about a block away from PDG, for the best gelato you can get without going directly to Italy.
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i was just there a month or two ago. huge second on central provisions. if you're looking for a morning bagel/coffee, Standard Baking Company. drinks at Hunt + Alpine Club and Vena's Fizz House (non-alcoholic but really good mixology and they can tell you what cocktails to make with their tonics/bitters/etc).

 

oh and the PDG store is amazing. my girlfriend loved it too- they have a great women's section. 

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I get up there once a month or so for business and stop by PDG every so often. Great store, I've picked up a handful of EG pieces over the years.

Couple of spots that haven't been mentioned (from a non-local):

Benkay, Sushi
Nosh Kitchen, burger
Bard, Coffee
Crema, Coffee
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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

I get up there once a month or so for business and stop by PDG every so often. Great store, I've picked up a handful of EG pieces over the years.

Couple of spots that haven't been mentioned (from a non-local):

Benkay, Sushi
Nosh Kitchen, burger
Bard, Coffee
Crema, Coffee

Crema is no longer.  Was bought by Ancora, and (imho) isn't nearly as good, but that could all be in my head.

 

Benkay is really darn average sushi, and in a town with so many great options, it strikes me as a shame to go there.  If you want cheap and surprisingly fresh sushi, go to King of the Roll (zero ambience, but cheap/fresh).  If you want to go all out, go to Miyake (the full restaurant, not Pai Men...the noodle bar).  Yosaku is also really good.  All 3 are walkable, with King of the Roll being the farthest away (10 blocks?).

 

Nosh is good, but I really don't like their burger (part ham, part beef to make it a "hamburger"...get it?!).  That said, they make an amazing pork belly reuben, and make some kickass cheese curds, so if you're looking for high quality "disco food," they're certainly worth a stop.

 

Sorry to bog down this thread...now back to PDG stuff!  (Have I mentioned that PDG is truly my favorite store in New England?  Better selection and staff than anywhere else that I know of in New England.)

 

Edit:  Hey Dustin...did you get those chunky cashmere cardigans in yet that Michael was talking about?

post #83 of 88
thanks for the recs guys! had forgotten about duck fat, so a soup/salad and some fries from there is looking like the lunch of choice. i'm in town for a work conf. so won't have a ton of time, but will deinitely check out the shop during my lunch break.
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Barbour x Adidas is Live on SEAWALL






Missed this whole conversation on eats! Cathpah has everything locked, but since october we've got 3-5 new spots that have opened up. it never stops here guys, never!
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For those of you who find yourself in the area Friday or Saturday - we're having our friends from some local maine companies (Swan Island, Portland General Store, SEAWALL, and Cat Bates Jewelery) hang out for the weekend to answer questions and show off their wares. expect to have coffee and maybe some beers towards the end of the day too!




and for those who shop from afar, we've built in a "Maine Made" section for the website
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Hi PDG
How does the sizing on the Seawall Stitch Down Jersey Shirts compared to Gitman Vintage, say?

What does "stitch-down collar" mean?
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Hi PDG
How does the sizing on the Seawall Stitch Down Jersey Shirts compared to Gitman Vintage, say?

What does "stitch-down collar" mean?

the sizing on the jersey varies between runs. our blue, green, or gray shirts are from the first batch - they fit a bit looser than gitman vintage, and are expected to shrink some in a warm wash/dry.

the new run (just the black on the web as of now) has gone through a hot overdye and we dont expect much shrink on it. it fits similar to gitman vintage, but has more stretch being a jersey. the stitch down collar is a response to the oxford's button down collar; our jersey shirts are hand stitched to have the look of a button down collar, but seeing as theyre meant to be more casual we're forbidding ties under them wink.gif the collars are hand finished induvidually and the dye takes nicely to the thread.

I'll be releasing some more info on those guys shortly since we're cooking up some of my favorite button downs in the states. until then feel free to email or PM us with any other questions!
post #88 of 88
Excellent. Thanks for the quick response. Looks like something I'll keep my eye on. I have a Gitman vintage I actually bought instore from you guys a few years ago and it is a M. I could probably go L. Stretch introduces another element.

Also, I like overdyes. :-)
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