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The Local Press

276 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-5606
+1 207-773-0039
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“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
“paninis” (4 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
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Soups, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
276 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-5606
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

I went for lunch with my adult son. It’s such a cute place, and the food and service were great. The bartender/server was wonderful. I asked about the Rundown Soup, and he brought us a small portion to try. It’s an amazing soup, with curry,...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Truly, everything is great about this place: food, menu variety, comfort, location, parking, prices, and service! Popular with locals, so visitors, seek this out! We came for lunch and were mmediately greeted and seated in this cute, cozy sandwich shop. The menu has great choices...More

Thank suzinvt
Reviewed April 9, 2017

We were visiting our son yesterday who is a college student in Portland. He has been to The Local Press several times & suggested it for a quick lunch. Wow, we were blown away with the sandwich choices & the variety of ingredients in them!...More

Thank K T
Reviewed February 17, 2017

The Local Press is the kind of place you might drive by for ages as you run around town on errands, thinking "I should stop in there sometime, everyone says it's great." Then when you do, you think "Jeezum, I should've come here long time...More

1  Thank Road M
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We came all the way from Alaska and stumbled upon The Local Press by accident as we searched for a healthy lunch in our general vicinity. We felt so fortunate we did! The owner really goes out of his way to be personable, makes sure...More

Thank cyd d
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Very small makes it very personal - I had the Reuben, my husband the chowder, and salad - guy off the street bragged the apple Carmel cheesecake,so we ate that, too! It was all the best!!! Owner was very friendly - lots of take out...More

1  Thank Valentinegal
Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is now my absolute favorite place to stay in Portland. The staff is super friendly from the cleaners to the servers in Union. Inkwell is great and Arielle is an awesome bartender. The food in Union is unique and very good.

Thank Dew-it2it
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This little spot serves great, well crafted sandwiches. The paninis are super and the bread is light and tender, better than any other that I have tried. There is a long list of sandwiches, a couple of fresh soups and plenty of good eating to...More

Thank rickd51
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended The Local Press to me so I stopped in to grab a sandwich. I loved everything about it! I got The Dude and it was delicious!

Thank Tiffaney C
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Perfect sandwiches and soup with a great homey atmosphere. Sandwiches made right in front of you in a perfectly organized prep area right behind the bar made out of pennies. The owner/chef is amazing and friendly. The Beacon St sandwich and a cup of Rundown...More

Thank Samantha S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 276 Woodford St, Portland, ME 04103-5606
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-773-0039
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