Posts Tagged Grace’s New Years Eve Portland Maine Dinner Plans 2015

Thanks to our friends at for their annual New Years Eve Portland Dinner plan list noting the many Portland Maine area restaurants hosting special NYE events. Feel free to check back on their site as they may update their list with other establishments as plans get finalized. You’ll likely want to call ahead and make a reservation, if allowed, as these will all be well-attended. Enjoy and Happy New Years Portland, Maine!

      • Artemisia Cafe, 4-course dinner for $65 per person
      • Bao Bao Dumpling House is holding a Chinese street food party starting at 10pm, “$28 buys you a glass a bubbles and passed bites all night”.
      • BiBo’s Madd Apple Cafe, 3-course dinner, $50 per person.
      • Boone’s, 5-course dinner, $85/$110 per person
      • Central Provisions is throwing a party. The $100 tickets comes with a “welcome punch, passed hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets and a midnight toast
      • Ebb & Flow is serving their regular menu “plus lots of specials” and will be “giving out free bubbles to everyone to ring in 2015″.
      • Eventide, will be throwing a party, $50 per person
      • Five Fifty-Five, 5-course dinner in the restaurant for $100 per person with optional wine pairings and truffle, caviar, and oyster supplements. Five Fifty-Five is also planning a champagne and caviar lounge in their private dinning room for $50 per person.
      • Grace will be serving their regular dinner menu. A cover charge of $20 (which funds the Good Shepherd Food Bank) will get you into the late night party which comes with complementary champagne toast.
      • MJ’s Wine Bar “will be offering 9 different sparkling wines by the glass this year. All at either $6 or $10 a glass”.
      • Petite Jacqueline, 3-course dinner for $70 per person, there are also optional truffle, caviar, oyster and foie gras supplements.
      • Piccolo, 8-course tasting menu with a glass of prosecco, $110 per person
      • Sea Glass at Inn by the Sea, 4-course menu, $85 per person with optional wine pairing for $30
      • The Frog & Turtle, 4-course dinner $65 per person
      • Vinland, 5-course/5-snack tasting menu, $90 per person
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New Year’s Eve 2015 in Portland!

Each year here at ILPM we try and highlight some of our favorite New Year’s events!  It’s becoming harder and harder each year to talk about/cover all of them in a city that does so much for one night!  Here are a few of our favorites for the big night as we say goodbye to 2014!



-Grace New Year’s Eve Bash

Location:  Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland.

Time:  9pm


This is the 6th New Year’s Eve Bash Grace as had!  This year they are changing it up a bit to provide the best possible party!  This will be a ticket only event, so you can avoid the lines!  You will be greeted with a champagne toast upon arrival, dance the night away with a fantastic DJ and ring in the new year with us and 250 new friends.  Again, this will be a ticket only event with proceeds of the ticket sales going to support the important work of Good Shepard Food Bank!








Children’s Museum New Year’s at Noon and New Year’s at 2. 

Location:  Maine Children’s Museum, 142 Free St, Portland.

Time:  10AM-12PM

This is family friendly version of a New Year’s Eve Celebration!  The Museum will host their annual New Year’s Party for kids.  New Year’s at Noon (starting little early this year) will feature lots of fun for the little ones, along with 500 balloons!  The New Year’s PJ Party is free with Admission.

From 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM…

If you want to celebrate New Year’s in a quieter fashion with “hat-making and merriment”.  The event is free with Admission. Please note…

For more information visit: 














Midnight Masquerade- Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks

Location- Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, Grand Ballroom, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland.

Time:  Events starting at 6:30pm.

Celebrate the traditions of carnival and Mardi Gras as DJ Brian Zutter and The Bob Charest Band keep you moving all night.  From 6:30-7:30pm enjoy cocktail hour, 7:30-9pm enjoy dinner at the hotel, 9pm-1am enjoy ringing in the new year!  There are multiple ticket options available for this event, and even a ticket option that gets you a special discounted rate for the hotel for the evening!

For Reservations and more Information, call the Marriott Hotline at 207-347-6874, E-mail
call The Bob Charest Band at 207-797-3848, E-mail


4th Annual All Access Party Pass




If dancing and moving location to location on New Year’s Eve is your thing then this is the pass for you.

The All Access Party Pass-Downtown puts the hottest spots in the coolest areas of the city all onto one itinerary for New Year’s Eve 2014! Gain entry to the most sought after downtown hot spots, each with NYE perks and amenities including:

-Complimentary General Admission to multiple events. Feel free to party hop all night long so go to one or go to all…the choice is yours!

-Live performances by super hot DJs spinning hip hop, dance, rock, Top 40’s and 80’s

-Festive New Year’s Eve party favors

Gain Access to any of the following bars:

51 Wharf Nightclub
Bonfire Country Bar
Fore Play Sports Pub
Red Bull VIP Party

$35.00 All Access General Admission
$70.00 All Access VIP Line Skip

Purchase Tickets-



WCYY New Year’s Eve Bash- Soulive and Rustic Overtones at The State Theatre.

Location-  State Theatre, 609 Congress St, Portland Maine

Time:  Doors:  8pm.  Show: 9pm

If live music is your thing on New Year’s Eve this is the best of the best.  Head into the historic State Theatre to see Maine’s own Rustic Overtones opening for Soulive to ring in the New Year!

Buy Tickets online at or in person at the Cumberland Country Box Office or charge by phone at 800-745-3000 .








Here is 5 different kind of events, but we want to hear what you are planning!  Have an event that you’re attending or want us to highlight?  Let us know. Email us or comment on facebook!


Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

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Portland New Years Eve Dining – Thanks to

Reserved has once again compiled a fairly comprehensive list of New Years Eve dining experiences in Portland, Maine, for those wishing to ring in the new year with great food.  You’ll see a number of multiple course dinners (Back Bay Grill, Hugo’s, Five Fifty Five, Vignola, and Zapoteca, just to name a few) as well as restaurants throwing their own party, like Eventide, which will feature dollar oysters, and Grace, which will have a late night event with a $10 cover charge which will go directly to the Good Shepard Food Bank.

For more information on New Years Eve dining in Portland, please visit our friends at below;

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Portland Maine highlighted on Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey

Portland Maine and many fine establishments are set to appear on Zane Lamprey’s “Drinking Made Easy” show on HDNet, channel 306 on DirecTV for those not stuck with Time Warner Cable here locally. If you have not seen the show, think of Man vs Food with a twist, alcohol. Zane goes around different cities across the country enjoying specialty drinks and visiting local breweries in a very entertaining manner.

According to, the visit to Portland Maine features visits to some area favorites; Grace, Allagash Brewery Company, Urban Farm Fermentory, Sonny’s, The Great Lost Bear, and Vignola

A quick glance at the Television Guide notes that tonight is the night…. The show will air Wednesday, December 28th, at 8pm and again at 11:30pm, as well as Thursday, December 29th, at 8:30pm. The show repeats throughout the season on HDNet channel 306.

If you wish to visit these establishments yourself, here’s the information….

Grace – 15 Chestnut Street, Portland, Maine (207) 828-4422
Allagash Brewing Company – 50 Industrial Way  Portland, ME 04103-1270 (207) 878-5385
Urban Farm Fermentory – 200 Anderson St. – Bay 4 Portland, ME 04101 207.653.7406
Sonny’s – 83 Exchange, Street, Portland, Maine 207.772.7774
The Great Lost Bear – 540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 772-0300
Vignola – 10 Dana Street  Portland, ME 04101-4087 (207) 772-1330

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Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey of HDNet films in Portland, Maine

HDNet television show Drinking Made Easy has been in Portland, Maine, over the past couple of days to film for their upcoming season.

Fans of the show are familiar with Zane Lamprey, co-host, who along with his drinking companion Steve visit various drinking establishments and restaurants across the country in sort of a road trip style approach, experiencing a variety of special drinks, local customs, and just have a heck of time doing what we all wish we could get paid to do for a living, drink and have a good time.

In following the crew, we understand they filmed at some well-known bars and restaurants, and even took in a brewery… is an educational show after all, right? This Thursday and Friday they made appearances at local favorite, The Great Lost Bear, which coupled with it’s 69 beers on tap and great atmosphere will represent Portland well on the show set to air this season. We will keep our eyes open here at on the Drinking Made Easy episode guide as to when the Portland, Maine episode will air.

Keeping a close eye on Twitter and Facebook, we discovered that filming also took place at Allagash Brewing Company, where they likely took a brewery tour of the facility and perhaps “sampled” Allagash Curieux that is aged in aged in bourbon barrels. Man, I think I need a beer now. After the trip to Allagash, Zane Lamprey and the crew visited Sonny’s on Exchange Street, Vignola on Dana Street, and Grace on Chestnut Street.

While I can understand making the visit to Allagash Brewery for the show, and stopping at Grace due to the character, charm, and fascination with drinking in a renovated and restored former church, I wonder about the details of the filming at Vignola. Don’t get me wrong, and my apologies to those employees, owners, and patrons of Vignola, but I pictured from my knowledge of the show that Drinking Made Easy would have preferred and made for better television a visit to Novare Res, Gritty’s, or Three Dollar Dewey’s….all great establishments, well-frequented by the locals who appreciate their beer, and would be your typical followers of the show.

Either way, we greatly appreciate Zane’s visit to Portland, Maine, and look forward to viewing the episode when it airs later this year. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, have a nice cold one to cool off this summer, it appears it will be a warm one again in Portland.

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DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) “Business After Hours” Networking Event

Portland’s Downeast Pride Alliance (DEPA) hosts its monthly business after hours networking event on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland. DEPA is a GLBT & gay-friendly business-networking event that meets monthly at local establishments.

Bring business cards to share and place on their Media Table. Friends, colleagues & family are always welcome. No fees or RSVP needed to attend.

Grace is about food, art & spirit housed in a beautifully renovated Gothic Revival style church in downtown Portland. Their menu combines classic dishes with modern culinary technique & local flavors. Come enjoy the delicious food & elegant architecture that Grace has to offer. Please call ahead (207) 828-4422 for dinner reservations following the DEPA event.

For more information about Downeast Pride Alliance, please visit their website:

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Greater Portland Maine Networking for You

If you’re interested in networking with other like-minded folks or business professionals, Greater Portland offers a number of meet-ups and networking opportunities. Almost all are rather informal, the way life should be in Maine!

Each week we’ll work to keep you posted on the events out there and ask that you share with us any events that you are aware of so that we may pass them along to everyone and encourage even greater attendance.

Networking events for September;

September 8
Successful Thinkers Meet-Up from 5-7pm
Location: Ruth’s Reusable Resources, 39 Blueberry Road, Portland, Maine – Cash Bar, Door Prizes, Catered, 50/50 raffle

Portland Green Drinks from 5:30-8pm
Location: Green Design Furniture and MadGirl World, 267 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine – Hosted by Propel, a branch of the Chamber of Commerce.

September 10
Mastermind Referrals Networking from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Grace Restaurant, 15 Chestnut Street, Portland, Maine – Cash Bar

September 13
Twestival207 from 5-8pm
Location: SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress Street, Portland, Maine – $10 admission includes food, a couple free drinks, and fun. Benefit to support The Maine AIDS Alliance.

September 21
Social Network of Maine (SNOM) Mixer from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Portland Harbor Hotel, 468 Fore Street, Portland, Cash Bar

September 23
Maine Tweet Up from 4:45-7pm
Location: USM Portland

September 29
DownEast Pride Alliance Business After Hours from 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Pearl, 444 Fore Street, Portland, Cash Bar

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