You've probably seen the lines outside of Portland's most popular oyster bar, Eventide, throughout the summer. It's that enthusiasm Maine residents and tourists have for oysters that inspired a Massachusetts-based company to try their hand in the Portland market. And after a summer of renovations at their new property, they're finally ready to open.

According to Portland Food Map, Island Creek Oyster Shop will open Thursday, August 31st for the very first time. Their shop will be located at 123 Washington Ave, as Island Creek joins several other new restaurants in revitalizing that neighborhood.

Island Creek promises a simple and straightforward approach to oysters. They'll feature fresh oysters from both Maine and Massachusetts, while also featuring a wide selection of tinned fish and caviar from overseas. Wine and champagne offerings will also be available on their menu.