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catsmeow Sep 17, 2007 07:43 PM

I'm traveling to Portland and am staying one night until Sat.afternoon.. Any suggestions where a middle aged woman would feel comfortable dining alone? I plan on staying somewhere around the waterfront and am told the Old Port section has nice little shops and several good bakeries and dining spots. Hotel/Inn suggestions in that area would also be welcome. Thanks.

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    anestes RE: catsmeow Sep 18, 2007 04:36 AM

    I'd recommend you try out either Walter's (casual fine dining) or Duck Fat (fancy sandwiches and fries cooked in duck fat). You can read reviews of them here:

    http://www.portlandmagazine.com/revie...

    http://www.themaineswitch.com/story/v...

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      sciencediet RE: catsmeow Sep 18, 2007 09:49 AM

      I actually enjoy eating alone, usually sitting at a bar (I'm an almost-middle-aged woman). I'd recommend the bar at Fore Street (hey, live it up), or the sushi bar at Yosaku.

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        catsmeow RE: sciencediet Sep 18, 2007 04:39 PM

        Thanks for your replies. I'll check them out!

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        silly_pirates RE: catsmeow Sep 21, 2007 10:18 AM

        I would also recommend Fore Street (another middle-aged woman here!)

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          catsmeow RE: silly_pirates Sep 22, 2007 04:35 PM

          Thank you. My trip got postponed for a few weeks, but Fore St and Duck Fat sound great. I've read up on them and will try Duck Fat for lunch on Sat. and Fore St for Fri. dinner. Thanks again.

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