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.
15 Chestnut Street
Up to the minute cuisine in a beautifully restored historic cathedral adjacent to Merrill with a full service restaurant and bar perfect for before or after the show.
HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday, Bar opens 5PM, Dining 5PM-10:30PM.
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.
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.
90 Exchange Street
New Orleans and southern-inspired cuisine.
HOURS: Closed Tuesdays. Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays 11:30am-11pm. Fridays & Saturdays 11:30am-1am. Sundays 11:30am-8pm.
The cuisine will continue to be New Orleans and southern-inspired.
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.
Vignola | Cinque Terre
10 Dana Street
They butcher fresh whole animals, create charcuterie, make fresh pasta, bake breads and craft their own desserts. Sauces and dressings are prepared daily using fresh herbs from their farm.
HOURS: Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5-9PM; Saturday & Sunday 5-10PM.
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.
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.
Back Bay Grill
65 Portland Street
Chef Larry Matthews delivers French, Asian & Italian inspired dishes with his own uniquely American touch. Full bar. Side street parking.
HOURS: Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30 PM-9:30 PM.