Bon Appetit Magazine just named Portland, Maine 2018 restaurant city of the year!

Yep, you read that right!
Portland Maine was just named the 2018 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appetit Magazine

So those of us fortunate enough to live in Maine have known for years now that the Portland restaurant scene offers something very special. It’s not just talented chefs, but the complete package, with the food artistry, extreme creativity, chef and mixologist skills, the local food movement, farm to table, as fresh as food can be, and yet it’s offered in a very unpretentious, down to earth ambiance at any type or level of restaurant.

Bon Appetit’s Andrew Knowlton writes “No, this year’s award isn’t a case blind favoritism. It’s simply because this always-tasty city has never tasted better.” He includes a widely varied list of 20 hot spots, check out the article!

If you’ve been thinking about what could bring you to Maine, check out one of my inns (shown below) listed in downtown Portland. I leased the Pomegranate Inn just around the corner for a couple years and loved every minute of being right there surrounded by all of the restaurants and in walking distance. Living downtown was an amazing experience and I truly I miss it.

West End Inn

National Average occupancy of bed and breakfasts is around 45%, hotels around 67%. Portland bed and breakfasts see occupancy in the 65-80%+ range. And with such a wonderful 2018 accolade, business can only continue to grow!

This is a very well maintained and improved property, offering a very strong business. Open year round.