WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2014

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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the AHL PORTLAND PIRATES in Cumberland County Civic Center, or Red Sox hopefuls batting for the PORTLAND SEADOGS in wonderful, classic Hadlock Field. Get a Good Night's Sleep For urban lodging, consider the PORTLAND HARBOR HOTEL (468 Fore Street) or the PORTLAND REGENCY HOTEL AND SPA (20 Milk Street), or one of five new hotels. In the Arts District, the venerable Eastland Park Hotel, fully renovated, re-opened in March as the WESTIN PORTLAND HARBORVIEW (157 High Street). There's a new HYATT PLACE (433 Fore Street) and COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT (321 Commercial Street) opens mid-2014. The PRESS HOTEL (390 Congress Street), a boutique hotel opening April 2015, takes its newspaper theme from the building's former occupant, the Portland Press Herald, which relocated. But what's Maine without the ocean? INN BY THE SEA (40 Bowery Beach Road, Cape Elizabeth) has views befitting its status as an envi- ronmentally attuned luxury resort. Overlooking mile-long Crescent Beach State Park and five acres of restored wildlife habitat for cotton- tails and butterflies, the inn achieved Silver LEED® and Maine DEP Environmental Leader certifications for its full-service spa and newest three-story guestroom addition. Interiors and architecture have a contemporary cottage ambiance in the colors of water, sky, and green earth. There's fine dining in the inn's Sea Glass restaurant where the chef uses only locally sourced fish, produce, meat, and poultry. Fourteen of the sixty-one guest rooms and suites have fireplaces; twelve rooms are pet-friendly. During the growing season, gardening classes for adults and "A Bug's Life" garden tour for children might entice you away from the outdoor pool. Eat Well "It's hardly a secret that Portland is a food-lover's paradise," declared The New York Times last summer. "It's a place where the local food movement got a jumpstart years before the word locavore found a firm foothold in the epicurean vocabulary." With FORE STREET (288 Fore Street), chef/part-owner Sam Hayward, a James Beard Award winner, has been locally sourcing since 1996. Foodies adore his big, rustic, noisy place. Quieter is a French bistro favored by those in the know, PETITE JACQUELINE (190 State Street). For burgers, sandwiches' and BBQ, NOSH KITCHEN BAR (551 Congress. Street) never disappoints. The menu features all-natural meat butchered, brined, and roasted "in-house." THE SALT EXCHANGE RESTAURANT, BOURBON BAR AND ART GALLERY (245 Commercial Street) is among the city's notables ( SONNY'S, 83 Exchange Street, STREET AND CO. 33 Wharf Street, and FIVE FIFTY-FIVE, 555 Congress Street, are others) where the menu always features delicious and fresh seafood from the Gulf of Maine. 192 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 4 A culinary creation from Street and Co. excursions "a food-lovers paradise" C O U R T E S Y O F G R E A T E R P O R T L A N D C O N V E N T I O N + V I S I T O R S B U R E A U

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