Monday, March 28, 2011

Cheap Restaurnats in Portland, Maine

It is often quoted that Portland has more restaurants per capata than any other city except perhaps New York.  On a recent web count there were 89 restaurants listed in Portland alone, not including nearby burbs.  Seems like a lot for a "city" of 65,000 doesn't it?

Of that list only three had menus for under $15.  Now that seems out of whack to me.  With this many restaurants, there have to be more cheap eats than that.  And as it turns out, there are.  The "list" only identifies establishments with web sites, so there may be an equal number of chow houses that are run by mom-and-pops, immigrants, or low budget/low overhead joints that serve good food at low prices.

With the urging of my friend Michael, my quest is to identify and quantify as many of these "under-the-radar", lost, or forgotten little gems as possible in a city that exalts the big guys and lets the rest flounder in obscurity.

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