For a town dubbed 'foodie heaven' by every other tourist magazine, it's no surprise there's a number of food tours available for anyone looking to explore our many impressive eateries.

A very special tour, Maine Food for Thought, features locally created entrees with a side dish of back story KNOWLEDGE. Their website describes the experience perfectly:

On this tasting tour in Portland's historic Old Port, you'll deepen your understanding of the farmers, fishermen, foragers, and purveyors who fill our plates, and learn about efforts to ensure a sustainable future for Maine's vibrant food scene.

Maine Food For Thought Tours via facebook
Maine Food For Thought Tours via facebook

Their first stop is UNION Restaurant located inside Press Hotel with this scrumptious chowder above. For $72 per person you get a 3-hour tour of a healthy handful of Portland hot spots. These are places that you'd ordinarily need to have a reservation or wait a long-ass time to spend a lot more money, one by one over a decade or so. Perusing their facebook posts and reviews cinched it: this tour is next on my to-do list. What about you?

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