Tom Minervino

Correspondent

  • Portland, Maine, USA

Tom Minervino is a correspondent in Portland, Maine, who covers the area for Forbes Travel Guide. He is also the editor of the Eater Maine website. Minervino has worked previously as a sports writer and editor at daily and weekly newspapers throughout the state. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he can generally be found watching football on fall Saturdays or exploring the ever-expanding local craft beer scene. Minervino lives with his wife and two sons.

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  • On February 11, 2014
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    What restaurants does Portland Harbor Hotel have?

    Eve’s at the Garden is Portland Harbor Hotel’s signature restaurant. Executive chef Timothy Labonte changes his menu seasonally to incorporate fresh, local ingredients (there’s plenty of seafood), formulating a creative and diverse menu with something for every palate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the elegant and comfortable dining area just off the hotel lobby. Outdoor dining in the courtyard is offered when the weather is nice. There’s a happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. every weekday with glasses of wine, specialty drinks and martinis for a nominal cost. The “Bar Bites” menu, which offers soups, salads, sliders, tacos and more, is a great option if you’re looking for a lighter meal at the Portland, Maine, hotel.
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    What’s the best time to visit Portland Harbor Hotel?

    Summer is the busiest time at Portland Harbor Hotel, and for good reason. From late May through September, the Old Port streets are filled with those out shopping and exploring Portland’s cultural and culinary scene. Many restaurants offer alfresco dining in the warmer months. It’s also a great time for a ferry or sailboat ride. If you’re looking to avoid the hottest temperatures — when we say “hot,” we’re talking about a scorching 75 or 80 in mid-July — the fall is a pleasant time to visit. The summer crowds have thinned out and the foliage makes for Instagram-worthy pictures. The Portland, Maine, hotel also hosts an annual winter Ice Bar in January that is always a great party. There are frozen sculptures, food, drinks and entertainment at the multi-day event.
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    Where is Portland Harbor Hotel located?

    Portland Harbor Hotel is located at Fore and Union streets in Portland, Maine’s historic downtown Old Port District, a very short walk from the waterfront. The property is about five miles from the Portland International Jetport (PWM) and less than three miles from Portland’s Amtrak train station. The location also offers easy access to the city’s many shops, restaurants and bars. Nearby attractions include the Victoria Mansion, the Portland Observatory and the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine. Casco Bay Lines, which provides ferry service to several nearby islands as well as scenic cruises, is less than half a mile away while numerous lighthouses and beaches are only a short drive. Freeport’s popular outlet shopping is about 25 minutes away from the boutique hotel by car.
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