All posts by Peter Blanchette

Peter Blanchette

About Peter Blanchette

Peter Peter Portland Eater grew up in Lewiston, Maine and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in English. After college, he left the state to work in Massachusetts, but the allure of a more comfortable life in his home state brought him back after eight years. Upon his return and after meeting his now wife – Mrs. Portlandeater, he slowly integrated himself into the Portland food scene by trying as many restaurants as he could afford. That and a desire to write for others again led him to start Peterpeterportlandeater.com where he reviews restaurants and blogs about whatever Portland/Maine food topics he finds interesting.

This is a must have for seafood and beautiful views this summer

Last time I reviewed Scales on Commercial St. was right after they opened. I was impressed by their food, but slightly underwhelmed by their value. Much like many of the newer restaurants in Portland, especially those in the high-rent, waterfront area, Scales was pricy, and I left with mixed feelings about the seafood purveyor. However, […]

Insert this pizza place with marvelous salads into your rotation

With about a dozen locations from Maine, to Canada, to Hawaii, Flatbread Company’s Portland location has the distinction of being the second. With its prime spot on the water, the restaurant serves mainly wood-fired pizza and salads while offering a full bar including an impressive beer list. They also focus on organic ingredients including natural/organic […]

Chinese food that continues to impress found here

It’s not the case now, but for an extended period of time, Portland longed for a Chinese restaurant that offered something more than the typical Americanized take out specialist. Enter Empire Chinese Kitchen in 2013. The restaurant opened to lots of praise and has been going strong ever since, drawing crowds which, at times, have […]