This one is on everyone’s top ten list. A multi-award-winning Portland institution since 1996, Fore Street, a high-ceilinged, brick-walled, wood beam–clad warehouse space overlooking the historic Old Port, is known for its large open kitchen and live fire cooking. Fore Street’s two-page menu changes daily, highlighting local and sustainably farmed, foraged, and raised meat, seafood, and vegetables. This is the perfect place to go on a date with someone you really like; enjoy a meal with fellow serious eaters; celebrate a special occasion. A truly memorable experience.