As Portland's food and beverage offerings continue to be crowded, it's important to try to distinguish yourself from the competition. That seems to be the case for The Cider House, a new cider bar coming to Portland's West End that will feature ciders from Maine and the rest of New England as well some international offerings.

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According to Portland Food Map, The Cider House will replace Good News Coffee and Package at 28 Brackett Street. Beyond the slew of ciders that will be available, The Cider House also plans to offer a menu of compact-style tapas and some larger menu items as well.

The Cider House will be open late-afternoon through evenings during the weekend. They plan to open for the afternoon and evenings on the weekends. As of this writing, there is no timetable for when Good News Coffee and Package will transform into The Cider House.