Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
145 Fore Street
This stylish extended-stay hotel is a mile from the Portland Museum of Art and 4.8 miles from Portland International Jetport.
Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port
433 Fore Street
This modern hotel is set a 5-minute walk from the vibrant and cultural Old Port district and 1.6 miles from the Eastern Promenade.
Black Elephant Hostel
33 Hampshire Street
A boutique hostel with funky decor located one block from Portland’s Old Port – offering budget friendly, private and communal accommodations for all ages. Get a 20% discount on first night’s stay with proof of a ticket to Merrill Auditorium or any local venue. Contact Black Elephant for details and updates. Use code ‘PlayandStay’ if booking online.
American & Burgers
390 Congress Street
Seasonal New American fare, house cocktails & craft beer offered in a casual, sophisticated space.
HOURS: Monday-Sunday 7am-10pm with Breakfast everyday and Brunch on the weekends from 11am-3pm.
The Grill Room
84 Exchange Street
Serving local, naturally-raised wood grilled meats & fish. Wood fired pizzas. Full bar. Outside patio.
HOURS: Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM. Dinner Monday-Saturday 5PM-10PM; Sunday 5PM-9PM. Bar 10PM until closing, serving our light menu.
83 Exchange Street
A cocktail bar, soda fountain and burger joint that focuses on hand-made food and doubles-down on hospitality.
HOURS: Delicious cocktails and hamburgers served from 11:30am until midnight with bar service until 1am daily.
Italian & Pizza
The Corner Room
110 Exchange Street
Italian inspired, casual, affordable restaurant featuring housemade pastas, pizzas & a large all italian wine list.
HOURS: Dinner Monday-Friday 11:30AM-10PM; Saturday 5PM-10PM; Sunday 4PM-9PM. Late Night Menu Thursday-Saturday until 11PM. Happy Hour at the Bar Monday-Friday 4-6PM.
25 Preble Street
This restaurant is nationally-acclaimed for their unique spin on Sicilian street food and best known for their namesake ‘slab’ pizza.
HOURS: Sunday-Tuesday 11am-10pm. Wednesday-Saturday 11am-11pm. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 3pm-5pm.
N to Tail
29 Exchange Street
Korean fusion restaurant located in the heart of Portland Maine. Featuring family style Korean Barbecue downstairs, Korean fine dining upstairs, and bars located on both levels.
HOURS: Closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 4pm–9:30pm. Friday, Saturday 4pm–10:30pm.
90 Exchange Street
Inspired by years of living in Bangkok, Crispy Gài represents a small tribute to a vibrant people and culture. Known for their fried chicken, their menu also boasts Thai favorites and a vibrant cocktail menu.
HOURS: Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5pm-10pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm-11pm. Brunch Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm.
The Highroller Lobster Co.
104 Exchange Street
Established in 2015 as a food cart, they have always been dedicated to bringing Portland the lobster roll it deserves. Always fresh, never frozen Maine lobster and crab, on brioche rolls baked daily from Southside Bakery. A cocktail bar, soda fountain and burger joint that focuses on hand-made food and doubles-down on hospitality.
HOURS: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm. Friday and Saturday 11am-1am (food until 11pm). Sunday 11am-9pm.
Street and Co.
33 Wharf Street
Simple, upscale preparations of local fish in a rustic & snug bistro on a cobblestone alley. Reservations recommended.
HOURS: Sunday-Wednesday 5pm-9:30pm. Thursday-Saturday 5pm-10pm.
Mexican & Hispanic
15 Exchange Street
Mexican inspired street food with a Colombian Twist.
HOURS: Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-8pm.
El Rayo Taqueria
26 Free Street
Locally-Sourced, Authentic Mexican Food. Cool Mexican hangout with outdoor tables & playful décor serving tacos, burritos & margaritas.
Hours: Monday – Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-7:30pm.
Flores Restaurant and Bar
431 Congress St
Hispanic food with recipes originally from El Salvador.
HOURS: 5 pm to 11 pm Monday, 5 pm to 1 am Thursday and Friday, 2 pm to 1 am Saturday, 2 pm to 9 pm Sunday.