Woodford Food & Beverage
Where to Eat in Portland, Maine Right Now
The gist: This buzzy neighborhood brasserie, housed in a storied mid-century modern space, tweaks classic French and American fare with contemporary Maine flair, and delivers one of the warmest hospitality games in town.
The food: It’s tempting to put together a meal of starters when choices include smoked trout mousse with house-made potato chips, icy seafood plateaus, deviled eggs with smoked bacon, and pickled crudité. They’re all terrific with cocktails like the Emergency Margarita (Reposado tequila, Grand Marnier, Aperol, grapefruit, chipotle salt) or expertly prepared Negroni. But don’t miss out on larger plate offerings like Parisian gnocchi, spicy shrimp & grits with fried pickled okra, meaty pork chops with a buttery potato and cabbage mash, or one of Portland’s most beloved burgers. And do leave room for a warm fruit crisp or dark chocolate pudding.
The cost: Starters and entrees range $5-22, most cocktails are $10, and beer and wine run $5-14. Gift cards, tees, and other merch are also available.
How to order: Order takeout and make reservations for weather-dependent patio dining at Woodford Food & Beverage. For delivery, visit 2Dinein.