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“A very good "taste" of Maine !”

Maine Foodie Tours - Culinary Walking Tours
Ranked #1 of 30 Nightlife in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Join Maine Foodie Tours and taste your way through town! Experience the talents and tastes of Maine while entertaining guides immerse you in culinary history and culture. All unique tours give you a mix of food and food for thought. Tours in Portland are offered in all four seasons! Private tours are available by request, and don't forget we're also in Bar Harbor, Rockland and Kennebunkport.
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We organised the Foodie Tour as part of our cruise and spent the day visiting Portland, it was a very useful way to see the town from a walking and food/drink perspective…

We booked the tour as a foursome but were part of a Group of 10-12 people. Our guide Randy made the tour fun and informative and endeavoured to ensure each of was engaged.

We made seven stops around the town including the Shipyard Brewery.
Anything not to your particular liking did not have to be tasted and were offered around the rest of the Group, be it the lobster, wine, cheese, jam & scones, chutneys, beer, cake or chocolate.

At each stop, Randy either did the opening introduction or indeed explained the food or drink item, dependent upon the location.
We had a very good time tasting, walking, taking photographs and of course, having a nice chat with our fellow foodies.

We asked Randy about getting a taxi to the lighthouse and that is when he took his role as a guide to the next level...
After the Tour he took the four of us in his car the few miles to the lighthouse.
He parked up while we spent 20 minutes or so taking photographs and on the way back we stopped for a lobster roll, I won`t say where, but it was damn tasty !
Randy dropped us back into town and we obviously tipped him for his time and service, don`t be afraid to ask if the lighthouse is of interest and we are sure Randy will be accommodating if his time allows.

All in all a good day spent in Portland and the surrounding area.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Just took the walking foodie tour in Portland. Our guide was Randy who introduced our Arkansas group of 8 friends to the Old Port. He kept it light and fun. We went into some neat eateries and tasted local fresh foods. Shop owners were welcoming and informative. Randy told us the history of buildings along the route and by the end, we all had a "flavor" of the area.

1  Thank Carol S
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

I am a big fan of Foodie Tours walking tours. You get the history plus a sampling of various local foods. Bring your walking shoes! This was an extremely educational tour both history-wise, Portland-wise and local food-wise. The beer tour offered the excellent Eli soda as an option. We sampled each flavor of soda from the tap! We were given tips on the whys to visit restaurants we passed, but did not visit. Portland is a city prolific with famous chef-owned restaurants!

Thank acdnh
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Having done wonderful food tours in Boston & Chicago, we were a bit skeptical about what Portland Maine could offer. But on a rainy holiday weekend this sounded like a good alternative to the beach in Ogunquit. Add to our skepticism the fact that we don't eat lobster we weren't sure what else Maine could really offer. A wonderful surprise. The guide was very informative (and a former clown who juggled lemons while we were enjoying our visit to a fish market at the pier). The food was excellent with decent quantities for tastings. And since we skipped the lobster offering, the guide made it up to us with extras on the other items that included several locally made cheeses, smoked trout, whoopee pies and gourmet chocolates. Add to that local mead (honey wine) and tasting of several beers at the Shipyard Brewery this is a fun alternative to lying on the beach even on a sunny day.

Thank David S
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

First off, out tour guide was friendly and pleasant. Our tour included several stops involving sweet food or drink and we didn't expect or appreciate such. The brew pub samples were very disappointing making me think that another brewery would have been a much better choice. The best stop was a cheese tasting near the farmers market in a central square. All in all a little effort to pick some good stops would have been a lot better use of time and $102 (Why do they add a fee to the ticket price?). Not at all sure why the Boston Globe recommended this so strongly.

2  Thank Tom D
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PamelaJean22, Owner at Maine Foodie Tours - Culinary Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2013

Dear Tom,
I'm very sorry to read that you did not enjoy the tour and wonder if you could tell me which brewery you visited. We rarely get complaints about the breweries so I'm curious to learn which one disappointed you. There are two desert stops at the end of the tour but the remainder are savory servings. I'm always looking for ways to improve upon the servings and will take your feedback into consideration. Thank you.

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