Head on over to the Best of 2021 Portland, Maine to Nominate and Vote for your favorite businesses!

Congratulations to the 2019 Portland Old Port Best of Award winners!

This is an alphabetical listing of our winners by category.  Winners that have not received your awards certificate or door decal and would to, please contact info@portlandoldport.com.

Best Art Gallery – SPACE

Best Artist – Gary Savage

Best Bakery – Standard Baking Co

Best Bank/Credit Union – Bangor Savings Bank Commercial Street

Best Bar – Blyth & Burrows

Best Barber Shop for Men – This Thing of Ours Barber Company

Best Bartender (Name & Location) – Missy at PTs Showclub

Best BBQ – Salvage BBQ

Best Beer Selection – The Great Lost Bear

Best Bike Store – Gorham Bike & Ski

Best Blind/Tinder Date Spot – The Independent Ice Co.

Best Blog/Website – Portland Food Map

Best Bookstore – Longfellow Books

Best Bouncer – Stratos

Best Brewery/Tasting Room – Allagash Brewing Company

Best Brunch/Breakfast – Becky’s Diner

Best Brunch/Breakfast – Hot Suppa

Best Building – Grace

Best Burger – Nosh Kitchen Bar

Best Catering – Salvage BBQ

Best Cheap Eat (Dish & Location) – Pizza slices/Otto’s

Best Chef (Name & Location) – David – David’s Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant – Empire Chinese Kitchen

Best Chocolatier – Gross Confection Bar

Best Chowder – Gilberts Chowder House

Best Clothing Store (Men) – Portland Trading Co

Best Clothing Store (Women) – Material Objects

Best Cocktail Bar – Blyth & Burrows

Best Coffee Shop – Coffee By Design

Best Comedian – Bob Marley

Best Date Spot – The Independent Ice Co.

Best Delivery Food – OTTO

Best Dessert – Gross Confection Bar

Best Diner – Becky’s Diner

Best Dive Bar – Ruski’s


Best Donuts – The Holy Donut

Best Drag Personality – Cherry Lemonade

Best Erotic Gifts/Toys – Nomia

Best Florist – Harmon’s & Barton’s

Best Food Truck – Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck

Best French Fries – Duckfat

Best GF Option (Dish & Location) – Green Elephant

Best Grow Shop – Fire on Fore

Best Gym – World Gym

Best Hair Salon for Women – Bei Capelli

Best Happy Hour – The Independent Ice Co.

Best Head Shop – Northern Lights

Best Hotel – The Press Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection

Best Ice Cream/Gelato/FroYo – Gorgeous Gelato

Best Indian Restaurant – Green Elephant

Best Instagram – @osterthefrenchie

Best Irish Pub – Rí Rá Irish Pub & Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant – Bruno’s Restaurant and Tavern

Best Japanese Restaurant – Mami

Best Jewelry Store – D. Cole Jewelers

Best Kept Secret – The independent Ice Co.

Best Late Night Food – Boda

Best LGBTQ Bar – Blackstones

Best Lobster Roll – Portland Lobster Co

Best Local Cause – Animal refuge league

Best Mac & Cheese – Salvage BBQ

Best Maine Beer (Beer & Location) – Allagash White

Best Massage Therapist – Fiona Markley Regency Spa

Best MMJ Caregiver/Dispensary/Delivery – Elevation207

Best Music Venue – Thompson’s Point Outdoor Concerts and Events

Best Nail Salon – Berry Good Nailz LLC

Best Neighborhood Store – Rosemont Market & Bakery

Best New Bar – The Independent Ice Co.

Best New Business – Lincoln and Maine

Best New Restaurant – Luke’s Lobster Portland Pier

Best Open Mic – Empire Chinese Kitchen

Best Overall Restaurant – Empire Chinese Kitchen

Best Oysters – Eventide Oyster Co.

Best Patio/Deck – Portland Lobster Co

Best Personal Trainer – Adri -World Gym

Best Pet Supply Store – Planet Dog Store

Best Photographer – Katelyn Mallett

Best Photographer – Molly Braun

Best Pickup Spot – Lincolns

Best Pizza – OTTO

Best Place for Kids – The Children’s Museum

Best Place to Play Pool/Darts – Amigos Mexican Restaurant & Bar

Best Property Management Company – Oceanside Property Management

Best Pub – The Great Lost Bear

Best Radio Personality – Blake and Eva – Coast 93.1

Best Real Estate Agency – Excellence Realty –

Best Realtor – Michelle Libby- C21 NE

Best Restaurant If Someone Else Pays – Fore Street Restaurant

Best Restaurant Service – The Independent Ice Co.

Best Retail Store – Renys Department Store

Best Salad – Flatbread Company

Best Sandwich/Wrap – The Muthah Truckah

Best Seafood Market – Harbor Fish Market

Best Seafood Restaurant – Scales

Best Single Cocktail/Drink (Name & Location) – The Muller Report – Sagamore Hill

Best Soup – Kamasouptra

Best Steak – The Grill Room & Bar

Best Sushi Restaurant – Yosaku

Best Tattoo Artist – Steve Marzza / Dark Harbor

Best Tattoo Shop – Dark Harbor Tattoo Society

Best Taxi Company – Asap Taxi & Courier Service

Best Thai Restaurant – Boda

Best Thrift/Consignment – Goodwill Store & Donation Center

Best Tourist Trap – DiMillo’s On The Water

Best TV News Anchor – Todd Gutner

Best Twitter Personality – @blackgirlinmaine

Best Vegetarian Restaurant – Green Elephant

Best Waterfront Dining – Portland Lobster Co

Best Weather Forecaster (Name & Station) – Todd Gutner News Center

Best Wellness Center – Nine Stones Spa

Best Wine List – MJ’s Wine Bar

Best Yoga/Barr Studio – The Portland Yoga Project