Ah, Portland International Jetport (PWM): on the outskirts of one of the hottest food destinations in the country, the miniature airport with the quaint name is woefully underpopulated with noteworthy dining options. Shipyard Brewport, with its tall pints, can help pass the time, but embattled L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean's processing plant has come under serious scrutiny from the FDA, so tread carefully around her Maine Lobster Cafe. Beyond that, travelers are limited to meager options like Starbucks, Great American Bagel, and Burger King. Better to get in the car and seek alternate fare just a few minutes' drive away.
If you don't feel like heading directly into Portland's Arts District or Old Port, where parking is elusive, there are some great options just west of those, on or near Congress Street. Bonus: The eateries in question will also be useful for anyone arriving via Amtrak train or Concord Coach bus at the Portland Transportation Center, which is anything but central to downtown Portland. From doughnuts to barbecue to pizza to Thai food, here's a handy map to serve as a guide. Note: map points are listed west to east.Read More