Portland, Maine in May <ul><li>Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Portland, Maine </li></ul>
The rocky coast of Maine <ul><li>Cape Elizabeth, Maine </li></ul>
<ul><li>View from the hotel parking lot.  Standard Baking Company (left) with Fore Restaurant above, and the Portland wate...
<ul><li>Ferries to left, restaurant at right. </li></ul>Waterfront and Flatbread Company
<ul><li>Commercial Street.  Customshouse above right and our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn at left. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Portland’s waterfront is always changing and is very much alive. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mixed use waterfront wi...
Commercial Street  <ul><li>This neighborhood is also mixed use with residential use on upper stories of these buildings. <...
Spring has sprung! <ul><li>Note dormers in background. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Menu for Flatbread Company.  Waterfront, Commercial Street, Portland. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Flatbread Company makes innovative, fresh pizzas using local ingredients whenever possible. </li></ul>
 
The wood fired pizza oven. <ul><li>The aroma is incredible. </li></ul>
Portland: quaint and  vibrant
<ul><li>View of an alleyway with restaurants gallore. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Lighthouse and view at Cape Elizabeth. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The rocky coast of Maine. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The boulders are incredible. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Scenes taken from the state park at Cape Elizabeth. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Gorgeous day. </li></ul>Crashing Surf and wild coast of Maine.
Seagull and surf.
<ul><li>Appetizers at David’s Restaurant, Monument Square, Portland.  Shrimp cocktail at left; duet of tartares tuna and s...
<ul><li>Filet mignon with foie gras compound butter (left) and duck breast with sauteed spinach and risotto (right). </li>...
<ul><li>Diners enjoying Fore Street restaurant Saturday evening. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Fore Restaurant - Sunday evening. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Seafood appetizers (l to r) Maine lobster with pickled shitake; flounder tartare, rich olive oil, dill; sliced sca...
<ul><li>From Quebec, duck fat fried sourdough, chard. </li></ul>Marinated organic chicken.
<ul><li>Since first visiting Portland in the mid-1980s I have enjoyed this, Maine’s largest city and its commercial, banki...
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  1. 1. Portland, Maine in May <ul><li>Friday, April 29 to Monday, May 2, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Portland, Maine </li></ul>
  2. 2. The rocky coast of Maine <ul><li>Cape Elizabeth, Maine </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>View from the hotel parking lot. Standard Baking Company (left) with Fore Restaurant above, and the Portland waterfront (right). </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ferries to left, restaurant at right. </li></ul>Waterfront and Flatbread Company
  5. 5. <ul><li>Commercial Street. Customshouse above right and our hotel, Hilton Garden Inn at left. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Portland’s waterfront is always changing and is very much alive. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a mixed use waterfront with commercial, recreational, and residential elements. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Commercial Street <ul><li>This neighborhood is also mixed use with residential use on upper stories of these buildings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spring has sprung! <ul><li>Note dormers in background. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Menu for Flatbread Company. Waterfront, Commercial Street, Portland. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Flatbread Company makes innovative, fresh pizzas using local ingredients whenever possible. </li></ul>
  11. 12. The wood fired pizza oven. <ul><li>The aroma is incredible. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Portland: quaint and vibrant
  13. 14. <ul><li>View of an alleyway with restaurants gallore. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Lighthouse and view at Cape Elizabeth. </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>The rocky coast of Maine. </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>The boulders are incredible. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>Scenes taken from the state park at Cape Elizabeth. </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>Gorgeous day. </li></ul>Crashing Surf and wild coast of Maine.
  19. 20. Seagull and surf.
  20. 21. <ul><li>Appetizers at David’s Restaurant, Monument Square, Portland. Shrimp cocktail at left; duet of tartares tuna and salmon at right. </li></ul>
  21. 22. <ul><li>Filet mignon with foie gras compound butter (left) and duck breast with sauteed spinach and risotto (right). </li></ul>
  22. 23. <ul><li>Diners enjoying Fore Street restaurant Saturday evening. </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Fore Restaurant - Sunday evening. </li></ul>
  24. 25. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  25. 26. <ul><li>From Quebec, duck fat fried sourdough, chard. </li></ul>Marinated organic chicken.
  26. 27. <ul><li>Since first visiting Portland in the mid-1980s I have enjoyed this, Maine’s largest city and its commercial, banking and insurance center. </li></ul><ul><li>Portland’s Old Port section, centered around Commercial Street which runs parallel to the harbor is fascinating and a food lovers delight. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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