Restaurants in Portland, Maine

It truly feels like every single day a new restaurant pops into town and I am not one to complain about that. Portland is home to classic staples serving regulars their favorite meals and new places giving us the opportunity to try new things.

Portland has really put itself on the map as a culinary destination and we are blessed to be surrounded by such incredible places that never disappoint. From the gracious and kind service to the carefully curated menus, sitting down for a bite to eat or drink in town is always a pleasurable experience.

We are also fortunate to live in a beautiful area, so eating outdoors and taking in the scenery and people-watching is always a major plus.

Fortunately, a lot of places allow us to sit outdoors even when it snows.

Winter Outdoor Seating in Portland, Maine

That’s right; as Mainers, a little cold weather never hurts us. In fact, we’ll even sit outside in the dead of winter drinking a cold beer and loving every second of it.

One of the silver linings that came out of the pandemic was restaurants jumping on the year-round outdoor dining train and giving patrons the opportunity to dine outdoors even in the colder months.

Once the temperature starts dropping, restaurants around town start whipping out tower heaters, blankets, fire pits, dining huts and igloos, and even tables with built-in fire pits for your own personal flare.

Maine is a beautiful place in every season and unique touches like this allow us to bask in the beauty of our state regardless of the weather.

It’s hard to know where to go for outdoor seating in the winter unless you happen to walk by a place and see folks sitting around a fire, so I’ve gone ahead and put this list together so you can see what spots around town offer outdoor dining in the winter.

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