How gorgeous was the weather this weekend? It had that crisp hint of fall that makes me so darn happy. We spent what felt like our first glimpse of autumn up in Portland, Maine this weekend to celebrate some the wedding of our good friends. While our trip was brief, we managed to pack a ton in and I thought I’d share my mini-itinerary should you ever find yourself with 24 hours to kill in Portland, Maine!
maine-recap_edited-1 Sip. I’m not exactly on the drinking train right now while waiting for baby to arrive, but that didn’t stop us from checking out some of the breweries in the area (plus I make a great designated driver now!). We drove just past Portland stopped in Freeport to see the Maine Beer Company; I found myself a mighty fine artisan root beer and gigantic soft pretzel while my better half enjoyed a flight of their brews. Once we got back into Portland, we stopped into Shipyard Brewery to do their tasting too. This one is a major deal ($4 for the beer flight) and they even had a flight of house-made sodas for me to enjoy too!  Snack. Portland is such a foodie hotspot and I had my snacking priorities set before we arrived. I knew my first stop would be Eventide for a brown-butter lobster roll, it’s a staple and worth the wait! We stayed just a block away from Holy Donut, which everyone I know told me I just had to try. The donuts didn’t disappoint and totally lived up to the hype, the potato based dough was so rich and delicious (my favorite was the triple berry holy cannoli donut!). For dinner we grabbed pizzas at Flatbread on the water, it was the perfect casual spot to end a fun-packed day. Shop. I had just an our or so to kill before dinner, so I popped into a few shops on Exchange Street. Blanche and Mimi was filled to the brim with the cutest selection of gifts, and I was completely in love with all of the amazing kitchenwares in Folly 101. It was a bit too late to pop into the children’s store Little, but I peered in the windows for a good 20 minutes while waiting for Holy Donut to open up across the street! Stay. After all was said and done, we made our way back to The Press Hotel for the night. We had a gorgeous room with a tiny balcony looking over Portland. It was full of perfect details, like odes to the former printing-press roots of the building such as vintage typewriters adorning the lobby, and typewriter-written notes upon arrival. A perfect place to crash after a short but busy little adventure in Maine!
Note: I received a complimentary stay at The Press Hotel, opinions and images are my own. 

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