The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Portland, Maine

October 19, 2012
GETTING THERE

US Airways offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Portland, Maine, with early November fares currently starting at $200 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Portland Harbor Hotel

468 Fore St.

207-775-9090

www.portlandharborhotel.com

A nicely appointed, centrally located, pleasant hotel with smooth, friendly service and a long list of amenities. Doubles from $199.

WHERE TO EAT

Micucci Grocery

45 India St.

207-775-1854

www.micucci.com

Head to the back of this jampacked grocery to get one of Stephen Lanzalotta’s incredible Sicilian pizza slabs for $4.99. Served 10:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Standard Baking

75 Commercial St.

207-773-2112

One of the best bakeries on the East Coast. Try the sesame fougasse, chocolate cork, financier, almond croissant — or whatever catches your eye (and nose).

Eventide Oyster Co.

86 Middle St.

207-774-8538

www.eventideoysterco.com

Inventive takes on Maine classics. Don’t miss the main attraction: oysters for $27 a dozen.

Bresca

111 Middle St.

207-772-1004

www.restaurantbresca.com

A daily-changing menu of seasonal specialties in an intimate space. Entrees $28.

WHAT TO DO

Urban Farm Fermentory

200 Anderson St., Bay 4

207-773-8331

www.urbanfarmfermentory.com

Retail, tasting and tour hours Friday and Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. or by appointment.

Casco Bay Lines

56 Commercial St.

207-774-7871

www.cascobaylines.com

More than a dozen daily trips to Peaks Island, 45 minutes round trip. Through April, adults $4.10. Peak season (April-October), adults $7.70. Many other routes and cruises available.

INFORMATION

www.visitportland.com

J.Y.

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