"How Maine Works" piece on the Portland Public Market and Portland's three "food
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"How Maine Works" piece on the Portland Public Market and Portland's three "food neighborhoods": East Commercial Street, India Street and Deering Center. The Portland Public Market has style, features 23 vendors and is growing, and offers foods you can't get anywhere else. But it's high-toned, and many rural Mainers wouldn't feel comfortable shopping there. Deering Center is a small town with all sorts of shops, a library branch, post office, three food stores and restaurants in the middle of a residential section of the city. Commercial Street west of Dana in the Old Port is also the home of numerous shops, restaurants, seafood vendors and at least one grocer. Nearby India Street in Portland's East End boasts of its Italian grocer and shops that specialize in a variety of items including coffee and pastries. Where the food neighborhoods represent big-city variety, the public market embraces a kind of centralization that is the opposite of sprawl. It's in the very heart of the city. And it's the only place in Portland where you can buy elk meat.
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Hubley, Doug, ""How Maine Works" piece on the Portland Public Market and Portland's three "food" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3502.