What does a winter weekend in the pretty little city of Portland, Maine look like you ask? Well, it sort of looks like this: Fresh out of the oven donuts, french fries cooked in duckfat (and then smothered in gravy), delicious dumplings, more local breweries than you can possibly fit in a weekend, views of the sparkling Atlantic and yes, some snow.
Popular Summer Stop - Portland Lobster Co.
If you have lived in the northeast you can agree that New England winters seem to kind of drag on forever. That fresh snowfall always gets us giddy, but by week 3 of sub freezing temperatures, icy bridges and dirty snowbanks mixed with garbage and gravel, we are beginning the countdown to daylight savings. Sure, you can head to the mountains to ski but again, this is New England. You can get a great powder day or a weekend filled with long lift lines, single digit temperatures and a lot (a lot) of ice. So what do you do when the forecast is projected to be 20ish and the skiing conditions are awful? You go on a Eatcation**.
|First official food stop on the way to Portland: Rise Donut from Congdons|
In the summer, you have a lot more options as far as recreation goes from whale watching to walking tours. In the winter you are a little more limited. For this post, we are going to focus on what you can (and should) do during a winter weekend in Portland Maine. And like I said, this was an eatcation so I basically, well, ate.