Hopping right into Easter and Passover specials, here’s our breakdown of Easter and Passover takeout and pre-order options, special dine in menus, and events. Check back as we continue to add!
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Takeout & Pre-orders
Old Port Candy: Making the Old Port sweet since 2022, Old Port Candy offers an array of handmade fudge to old school classic to curated chocolates and anything in between. For Easter, shop chocolate-dipped Peeps, Jelly Belly Beans, chocolate bunnies, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs, gummies, and spring-themed treats. Order online or visit their shop on Fore Street seven days a week starting at 11 AM.
Eighty 8 Donuts: Taking pre-orders for thier Sugar Rush boxes (25 donuts/you choose 5 flavors). Pre-orders for Sunday pick up times 9:15-2:45 will be accepted until Saturday (4/8) at 6pm or until the docket is FULL.
To preorder please send message via Instagram or text 207-653-3071. Include your first name, 5 flavors and pickup time for Sunday. Walk-ins will be welcomed but pre-orders will have priority.
- Sugar: Just Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar
- Hand dipped: Classic white, chocolate, Maine maple, lemon, strawberry.
- Specialty bites: Bamm Bamm, Chocolate with raspberry buttercream, jelly bird nest, classic white with Easter-y sprinkles, cookies and cream, Boston cream, lemon zinger, 007 (maple, bourbon cream, candied bacon) and Ol’ Blue eyes (lavender/lemon).
Belleville: No preorders this go around, simply operating as normal. They will have a couple hundred hot cross buns available Saturday and Sunday at both locations. Currants, candied lemon and orange peel, and a currant royal icing. Easter Sunday they will close at 1 pm.
Chocolats Passion: Taking yummy to a new level, Chocolats Passion’s Spring Collection has treats to please all palates, including their Easter eggs and French Bunnies! Easter eggs come in milk or dark chocolate, the larger eggs are heavy with beautiful nut and fruit fillings, while the smaller eggs reveal a lovely surprise. The French Bunnies include both Jacques the Brittany Bunny and Amélie, the Parisian Montmartre resident, and are filled with salted caramel and artisan marshmallow. Chocolats Passion will be open every day 1 PM – 6 PM from Wednesday, March 29th until Saturday April 8th. Order here.
Dean’s Sweets: For Easter, celebrate spring and fill your Easter baskets with chocolate Easter bunnies, chicks, and sheep. They also have an assortment of buttercream-filled Easter eggs, chocolate-dipped chick and bunny peeps, and more. Order online. For Passover, celebrate the ritual feast of Seder with your closest family and the best chocolate. Order from non-diary truffles, double dark chocolate-covered Matzos. April 3 is the last day to ship and you can order online. If coming into either store, they will have plenty through Saturday, April 8th. Or call and they put aside for pick up (207 899-3664)
HiFi Donuts: Offering a Hot Cross Bun Donut that will taste all things spring. A tradition yeast donut recipe using orange and lemon zest syrup to soak the golden raisins. Topped with a honey glaze and orange cream cross frosting. The yearly favorite will be available Easter weekend with pre-order information coming soon. They highly recommend pre-ordering because of such large demand. Come time order online here.
Norimoto Bakery: Don’t miss out on their Colomba, an Italian traditional dove-shaped Easter bread, as well as specialty carrot cakes.
Standard Baking Co.: Special Easter and Passover items are beginning to show up in their online store! Enjoy from a selection of French Macarons, Torta di Ricotta, Hot Cross Buns, and more. Orders for these items must be in by the end of the day 4/12/22. Order online here. Pick-up dates on Easter weekend are dependent on what you order.
Sugarcane: Limited quantities will be available to order for Sugarcane’s special Easter decor cake: Carrot Walnut Cake with Dulce De Leche filling and Cream Cheese frosting. Available in 2 different sizes, both 6”: 2 layers with 5-7 slices for $25 and the latter option 4 layers with 10-15 slices for $45. Choose between pink, light blue, light yellow or white frosting. Order online. Last day to order is March 31st and pick up days can be April 6th or April 7th from 11am to 1pm.
Two Fat Cats Bakery: Easter & Passover treats are now available for local preorder! Check out their delicious breakfast treats, cupcakes, cakes, breakfast rolls, pies and more. Easter menu items are available for local preorder through April 5th. Pickup Dates: Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th. Passover items are available for local preorder through Tuesday, April 11th. Pick ups Wednesday, April 5th through Thursday, April 13th. Open Easter Sunday. Order online here. You can also view their selections for nationwide shipping powered by Goldbelly.
Union Wharf Market: Hop on over for festive Easter candies and fun items that make for the perfect Easter basket treats.
Alto Terrace Bar + Kitchen: Starting weekend brunch officially on Easter Sunday! From 9 AM – 2 PM, enjoy a special brunch menu and cocktails including hotcakes, chicken & waffle sandwich, shrimp and grits and more. View menu. Make a reservation online.
Batson River Brewing and Distilling: Whether you’re with friends or family there’s a place for you at the Batson table this Easter Sunday. The mimosas will be flowing! Portland location is open 11am – 4pm, reservations available through OpenTable but walk-ins also encouraged.
Boone’s Fish House: Chef’s Table Easter Brunch Buffet runs 10AM-3PM and includes Pecan Smoked Ham, Caprese Salad, Asparagus Almandine, Merlot Roasted Lamb, Lobster Sherry Cream Ravioli, and more. Call (207) 774-5725 for reservations! View menu here.
The Maker’s Galley: Hop over to The Maker’s Galley for an Easter Bonnet Brunch from 9AM – 2PM Easter morning. They’ll have all your brunch favorites, as well as Big Girl Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, plus a few surprises. Everyone wearing a bonnet will get a special treat! Click here to reserve a table.
Petite Jacqueline: Serving a la carte brunch from 11 AM – 3 PM that includes French Onion Soup, Croque Madame, varying crepes and more; and a prix fixe dinner starting at 3 PM on Easter Sunday. Menu includes Braised Lamb Shank, Pan Seared Sea Bass, Roasted Beet Salad and more. Make a reservation here.
Thirsty Pig: We will see the return of the Peep-stuffed hot dog. Glazed ham sausage with candied carrots and pineapple will be available as well. Available all weekend. Thirsty Pig open on a walk-in basis.
The Porthole: The Porthole will be serving brunch from 7 AM until noon. They don’t take reservations but their spacious pub can easily accommodate larger parties — additional seating on the deck will also be available, weather permitting.
The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa: The Chefs at The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa have created a special menu featuring locally sourced produce, seafood and meats. They will be e serving from 8 AM -2 PM. Make your reservations now by calling 207-774-4200.
RiRa: The team at RiRa Irish Pub will be offering a brunch buffet from 11 AM – 3 PM in addition to their All Day Menu! Includes Irish Banger Sausage, Irish Rashers, French Toast, and more. Reserve your table online.
For the Kids + Family:
Dino Egg Hunt at Children’s Museum & Theatre (April 7th thru the 9th | 9 AM – 11 AM): A Mama Dinosaur left her eggs throughout and the Children’s Museum & Theatre needs your help to find them! Search for colorful dino eggs , and try your luck at the golden dino egg challenge. Stop by the Makerspace to create a dinosaur-themed craft, explore fossils, and have a tasty snack to finish the celebration. All dino egg hunters will receive a special bag for collecting their eggs and prizes. The Golden Dino Egg Hunt is set for the 8th and 9th only. Reserve tickets here.
Egg Hunt at Edward Payson Park (April 8th, 2023 | 10 AM until 12 PM): Come and gather your eggs at Payson Park with Portland’s Parks, Recreation and Facilities. Each child will be able to gather 20 eggs. There will be golden eggs that will be hidden and if you find a golden egg, turn it in for a bigger prize! Photos with Portland’s very own Bubba the Bunny, face painting, sidewalk chalk area, potato sack racing with “Tater” and more! Rescheduled to the 8th due to rain.
Pregame Easter Egg Hunt at Hadlock Field (April 8th, 2023 | 12:15 PM ): Kids 16 and under are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt before the Portland Sea Dogs. The hunt is expected to begin at about 12:15 PM. Slugger will be joined by the Easter Bunny.
For the Adults:
Raunchy Rabbit at Geno’s Rock Club (April 8th | 8 PM): Geno’s is proud to present The Raunchy Rabbit: an Easter Eve full of debauchery and SIN! This show has it all: drag, burlesque, pole and more. Hosted by the Sisters of Sacrilege: Bunny Wonderland and GiGi Gabor.Featuring sinful performances by: Amandaconda, Sarah Tonin, Heathen, Creme dela Phlegm. Tickets here.