Mat Todaro Tells Us What's Good in the Neighborhood

Local Counsel with Mathew J. Todaro

Published in 2019 New England Super Lawyers magazine

By Mathew J. Todaro on October 16, 2019


Best place to take a client: Scales, the quintessential Portland restaurant.

Favorite watering hole: J’s Oyster—skip the table. 

Favorite building: Portland Jetport. Flying like it should be.

Best restaurant: Fore Street, the perfect dining experience.

Weekend getaway: Southwest Harbor—the quiet side of Acadia.

Favorite historical fact about Portland: George Washington commissioned Maine’s oldest lighthouse: Portland Head Light.

Favorite quote about Portland: “Your vacation, my life.”

Favorite city event: The Beach-to-Beacon Road Race in  Cape Elizabeth.

Where to go after a win? Old $3 Dewey’s.

Where to go after a loss? Old $3 Dewey’s.

Favorite breakfast spot: Tandem Coffee, of course!

Favorite lunch spot: On a warm day, Yosaku’s deck. On a cold day, Kamasouptra.

Best local beer or spirit: Lunch IPA from Maine Beer Co. I’m always looking for whales when out kayaking, but no sightings of Lunch [whom the beer was named after] to date. 

Best biking spot: Without fail, the ocean glimpse on Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth. Takes my breath away every time.

Best place for people watching: Longfellow Square.

Favorite local shop: Treehouse Toys—makes you feel like a kid again.

Favorite pizza joint: Casa Todaro. Our staple pizza is Kalamata olive, a classic is artichoke hearts with arugula, and the fan favorite is certainly the lobster.

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