In the Portland foodie world, a lot has happened just these last two days! It was a busy weekend full of exciting new openings (two to be exact!), reopenings, a celebration of 15 years of operation in Portland, and an announcement on an upcoming new food truck pop-up!
Here’s a look of what happened in the Portland, Maine food scene from June 10th – 12th, 2022.
1. Hi-Fidelity Brewery Opens
Hi-Fidelity, a nano-brewery located at 200 Anderson Street, opened Friday, June 10th 2022 at noon.
Owned by PD Wappler & Dante Maderal, Hi-Fidelity is a 3-barrel warehouse that offers low ABV beer (under 6%). Friday’s menu included an American IPA, a Smokey Porter and a British Ordinary Bitter.
Their 30+ seat tasting room also includes a small kitchen for small plates and tapas for guests to enjoy (Friday’s menu was Red Beans & Rice and a Breakfast Sandwich). In addition to beer, Hi-Fidelity offers a rotating selection of cocktails, wine, cider and other non-alcoholic items such as coffee and tea.
They are currently open Thursday – Sunday noon until 1AM, Monday 2 PM until midnight.
2. Newscapes Brewing Opens
Two breweries in one weekend? How’d we get so lucky! Munjoy Hill welcomed its newest microbrewery, Newscapes Brewing!
Located in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood at 163 Washington Ave, Newscapes Brewing is officially open and ready to jam out every Friday and Saturday with live music on the patio. Make sure to try their pizza and part of the proceeds of the IAFF 740 Ale and the Engine 3 gets donated to the international Association of Fight Fighters.
They are currently open Wednesday – Sunday 12PM – 8PM.
3. Green Elephant Celebrates 15 Years
As reported by the Portland Press Herald, Green Elephant celebrates 15 years in Portland!
Established by chefs and owners Dan Sriprasert and Bob Wongsaichua, the Green Elephant offers g to its friends and patrons a meat-free menu of Asian cuisine served with local beer and cocktails in stylish surrounding.
Located at 608 Congress Street, Green Elephant is currently open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday 5 PM – 9:30 PM, and lunch Thursday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
4. Disco Jalisco Food Truck Announces Pop-Up at Portland Zoo
As reported earlier this year, Tomaso’s Canteen has plans to open their new taco-focused food truck Disco Jalisco this summer. Prior to opening they will be teaming up with Rebel Cheesesteaks for a pop-up at the Portland Zoo on June 19th.
You can expect “crazy edible” collaborations, craft beer and good times. Starts at 3 PM and runs until sellout (Portland Zoo closes at 11 PM).
More info to come but you can follow Disco Jalisco on Instagram here.
5. OTTO Reopens Congress Street Location
After being closed for two entire years, OTTO’s announced that their original location at 576 Congress St has officially opened back up.
You can stop by to celebrate the re-opening Wednesdays – Sundays from 3 PM – 10 PM. Dine-in and enjoy their classic menu items of slices, beer, wine, and cocktails.
6. Timber Steakhouse Reopens as Timber Bourbon Bar & Lounge
As announced in March, Timber Steakhouse closed to change their business model and name to Timber Bourbon Bar & Lounge.
They officially reopened their newly renovated new patio space and bar this past Friday, June 10th. The new business model includes hundreds of bourbons, delicious appetizers, meat and cheese boards and pate, award winning cocktails, tap beer and 38 wines by the glass, all set in a warm and cozy atmosphere with plush chairs and couches.
They will be open Tuesday- Saturday at 4 PM.