Cocktail Bar Saturday Night, Coffee Shop Sunday Morning...Portland
My wife and I are heading up for a quick weekend in Portland from Boston and have all the bases covered except a cocktail bar pre-hugo's (8:30 reservation) and coffee and a pastry for Sunday morning near our hotel.
We are staying at the Portland Harbor Hotel, is there anything for a great cup walking distance?
Otherwise here is our itinerary, let me know if there are any glaring errors.
Saturday Lunch: Duckfat
Saturday Pre Dinner Cocktails: ???
Saturday Dinner: Hugo's
Sunday Morning Coffee/Pastry: ??
Sunday Brunch: 555
Matt - I find everything in Portland eminently within walking distance...We are going this weekend, too, to catch Jeff Tweedy at the State Theater. Standard Baking is wonderful. Try the Portuguese fougasse for something savory. Arabica Coffee is also a sweet spot.
There are so many fun drinking places in Portland, tough to recommend one. Hard to wrong! Enjoy!
You're right next to Paciarino in the hotel. Perhaps a few peeks in will make you change your mind for a saturday lunch spot.
You could try to go to Walter's across the street from you for a cocktail. Probably super busy but it's right there so you could check real quick. Armory and Standard are good choices though.
468 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
The place for Sunday morning pastries is Standard Baking Co., down on the other end of Commercial St. (in the back of the Hilton Garden Inn's parking lot.) They have coffee, and I'm sure it's fine, but they have the best scones and cinnamon buns in town.
Standard Baking Co
75 Commercial St, Portland, ME