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brunch/lunch in portland

bottmfsher Apr 15, 2008 07:17 AM

heading up to portland this sunday for noon brunch/lunch before we catch a ferry. any casual new spots or old good ones that stand out?thanks mike

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    mainemal RE: bottmfsher Apr 15, 2008 08:52 AM

    I'm sure others will weigh in, but the brunch at The Front Room on Munjoy Hill is a delight. Am especially fond of the home-made corned beef hash, and the eggs baked with Parmesan, not to mention interesting breads/biscuits/rolls, etc. But either be early, or expect a significant wait: no reservations!

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      gyppielou RE: mainemal Apr 15, 2008 09:37 AM

      We loved our evening visit to The Front Room and look forward to returning and trying their brunch. mrlou loves cornedbeef hash!

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      StevensAve RE: bottmfsher Apr 15, 2008 10:55 AM

      If you are looking for the wharf seafood experience, I like J's Oyster off Commercial Street. Make sure its open on Sunday before you go. A vegetarian alternative is Pepperclub on Middle Street which has a brunch menu on Sunday.

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        Rmbrus RE: bottmfsher Apr 18, 2008 04:17 PM

        I recently went to local 188 with avid brunch going friends. Its they're favorite brunch spot to date, and i was able to get a Sunday off from work to join them, and was glad I did. They also mention Bonobo a lot, which i've been to for dinner before, but not brunch. Apparently they make great brick oven breakfast pizzas.

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          irwin RE: Rmbrus Apr 19, 2008 06:23 AM

          We enjoyed Local 188 for their brunch many times as they do a nice job.

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