Awards & Recognition

relaxPortland continues to be recognized in national “best of” categories. Check out some of our recent accolades.


If you are a “foodie” Portland is the place for you!

Portland hosts award-winning restaurants throughout the Old Port, Arts District and outlying neighborhoods. From amazing ethnic foods to classic New England offerings, Portland teams with talented chefs and restaurants that are guaranteed to satisfy every palate.

Portland’s chefs and restaurants have been honored by the most coveted of all culinary honors, James Beard Foundation Awards including;

  • Fore Street for “Outstanding Restaurant”,
  • Rob Evans of Hugo’s and Sam Hayward of Fore Street Restaurant for “Outstanding Chef
  • Krista Kern Desjarlais from Bresca and Demos Regas from Emilitsa for “Best Chef in the North East“.