Portland,\r\nMaine, is a beautiful little New England city about two hours north of Boston.\r\nLocated right on the water, Maine’s biggest city is a favorite weekend getaway\r\nfor Bostonians looking to enjoy incredible shopping and even better dining.\r\nWhile you may not have time during your busy trip to Boston to hop on one of\r\nthe five daily Amtrak departures to Portland from North Station, an extremely\r\npopular part of the seaside town has come to us. \r\n\r\n Eventide Oyster Co. is an\r\naward-winning oyster bar in Portland that always has a seemingly endless wait\r\nto get a table, but don’t worry: the shellfish is worth it. Some might think it’s a little bizarre to go\r\nup to Maine just for the sake of a restaurant, which is silly. The oysters\r\nreally are that good! However, if you’re looking to keep it local, the\r\nJames Beard Award-winning duo of Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley and business\r\npartner Arlin Smith just\r\nopened Eventide Fenway on Saturday, October 7. \r\n\r\n Unlike the full-service mothership\r\nto the north, Eventide Fenway will be a fine-casual counter-service venue. Boston magazine reports staples like the\r\nbrown butter lobster roll, expertly curated beer and wine list, and, obviously,\r\noysters will be just as prevalent on the Boston menu as the one back home. In\r\nturn, Boston’s branch is a lot bigger. Eventide Fenway seats 70, is designed to\r\nlook like a spiraling shell, and features a 10,000-pound granite oyster bar\r\n(Portland’s is “only” 1,500 pounds). 16 outdoor seats will also be around once\r\nspring has sprung. \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat: Eventide Fenway\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen: Now Open!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhere: 1321 Boylston St., Boston\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWebsite: www.eventideoysterco.com Photo courtesy of Eventide Oyster Co.