Moving to Portland, ME
I come from Los Angeles and have been absolutely adoring the food culture there. I am moving to Portland for law school and I am hoping that Portland might be able to offer me a similar experience. Can anyone recommend me some good places that will offer me diversity and flavor? Things like korean bbq, innovative seafood, asian fusion, mexican, etc?
Portland is a wonderful food town (says this ex-New Yorker). The food here may not be as innovative or exciting as you're used to, but one can eat very very well. I'd check out the Portland Food Map: http://www.portlandfoodmap.com/ -- it's a great resource both for food news in town and for an extensive listing of all the restaurants in Portland, including links to reviews, websites, maps, etc.
Run a search for "Portland" on this board, and you'll see a lot of the most commonly named excellent restaurants (Fore Street, Hugo's, Street and Company) -- I'm personally a big fan of Emilitsa (Greek), Bar Lola (small plates), and Paciarino (Italian).
100 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04000
468 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101