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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 29 NOV 1992

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Views of the Café Always, 47 Middle Street.

The bistro, owned by Cheryl Lewis and Norine Kotts, was reviewed in the New York Times (6 Sept. 1987) as follows:
"Café Always (47 Middle Street; 207-774-9399) exudes high-tech chic with yellow tablecloths, triangular black rubber place mats and nifty cutlery and stoneware. The menu, which is modified daily, has included such offerings as eggplant soup, grilled red snapper with lemon, garlic and jalapeno butter sauce, veal loin sauteed with shiitake mushrooms and cream sauce and fresh pasta. Bread and ice cream made on the premises are always on hand. Dinner for two with wine is about $75 and reservations are necessary -especially on weekends."

Left image: Exterior view of the restaurant, from southeast.
Right image: View of the Café Always dining room.

Left photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 29 November 1992


Portland, Me., East End, Old Port, Businesses, Middle Street

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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.