Whether you're after upscale seafood (we recommend Eventide) or phenomenal Japanese food (try the popular Izakaya Minato), Portland's food offering runs the gamut. Much of Maine's culinary bounty is focused seaward, and Portland's waterfront draws a steady (hungry) crowd. While seafood-heaven menus are a given, it's not all lobster rolls and crab claws. Find the best bagels in town at Rose Foods and prepare to "ooh" and "ahh" at Drifters Wife, a modern farmhouse conversion conceived by ex-Brooklynites Peter and Orenda Hale. It's time to forget Portland's West Coast counterpart and redirect your forks toward New England's offering.