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Portland maine in may

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    • Portland, Maine in May
      • Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2, 2011
      • Portland, Maine
    • The rocky coast of Maine
      • Cape Elizabeth, Maine
      • View from the hotel parking lot. Standard Baking Company (left) with Fore Restaurant above, and the Portland waterfront (right).
      • Ferries to left, restaurant at right.
      Waterfront and Flatbread Company
      • Commercial Street. Customshouse above right and our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn at left.
      • Portland’s waterfront is always changing and is very much alive.
      • It is a mixed use waterfront with commercial, recreational, and residential elements.
    • Commercial Street
      • This neighborhood is also mixed use with residential use on upper stories of these buildings.
    • Spring has sprung!
      • Note dormers in background.
      • Menu for Flatbread Company. Waterfront, Commercial Street, Portland.
      • Flatbread Company makes innovative, fresh pizzas using local ingredients whenever possible.
    • The wood fired pizza oven.
      • The aroma is incredible.
    • Portland: quaint and vibrant
      • View of an alleyway with restaurants gallore.
      • Lighthouse and view at Cape Elizabeth.
      • The rocky coast of Maine.
      • The boulders are incredible.
      • Scenes taken from the state park at Cape Elizabeth.
      • Gorgeous day.
      Crashing Surf and wild coast of Maine.
    • Seagull and surf.
      • Appetizers at David’s Restaurant, Monument Square, Portland. Shrimp cocktail at left; duet of tartares tuna and salmon at right.
      • Filet mignon with foie gras compound butter (left) and duck breast with sauteed spinach and risotto (right).
      • Diners enjoying Fore Street restaurant Saturday evening.
      • Fore Restaurant - Sunday evening.
      • Seafood appetizers (l to r) Maine lobster with pickled shitake; flounder tartare, rich olive oil, dill; sliced scallop with creme fraiche and salt cured shad roe; artic char and beet relish. Finnan haddie, Portland smoked haddock, garlic pickles, buttermilk herb mayonaise.
      • From Quebec, duck fat fried sourdough, chard.
      Marinated organic chicken.
      • Since first visiting Portland in the mid-1980s I have enjoyed this, Maine’s largest city and its commercial, banking and insurance center.
      • Portland’s Old Port section, centered around Commercial Street which runs parallel to the harbor is fascinating and a food lovers delight.
      • This was my wife’s choice to take me away as we celebrated my 50th birthday. I can’t thank her, the love of my life, enough.