We stop in here each time we're in Portland. Great space -- with an especially stunning bar -- with some outside tables and a view of the South Portland bridge and harbour. A mix of neighbourhood locals, other Portlanders, and tourists all contribute to the bustling but low-key atmosphere. The selection of dishes is small but well thought-out, playing on seasonal food with plenty of local ingredients. The Maine larder includes fish, lobster, duck, as well as mushrooms and fresh greens and squash. The chef is creative, but not aggressively so and the meals are resultantly easy to enjoy and nicely presented. The service is pleasant, unobtrusive, and accommodating. Desserts can be playful, taking a page from the junky old-fashioned stuff of a 1970s or 80s childhood -- snoballs, for instance, creatively re-imagined.