Breakfast at the West End Inn is beyond description, but I’ll try. The first morning I dined on grilled pineapple followed by French Toast stuffed (yes, stuffed) with strawberry cheesecake. A stuffed yours truly put on his walking shoes once more and strolled back downtown. The sign for the Old Port Wine Merchants caught my eye and I wandered in and visited with owner Jacques deVillier. He has a nice selection of wines and cigars, and I took my first peek at a few Maine wines which I would wind up tasting later in the week.
I returned to the West End Inn for my final night, ready to head for Rockland the next morning. After a good night’s sleep, Sara greeted me with another incredible breakfast: a mini strawberry shortcake followed by ham and cheese crêpes with asparagus. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there and can recommend it highly to anyone planning a visit to the Portland area. I walked across the street to The Pomegranate Inn where I met my fellow writers and we boarded a Cadillac Escalade stretch limo and took off for Rockland. Portland’s annual Harvest On The Harbor is scheduled for October 21-23, and I’m hoping to be there for it. We’ll keep you posted.