In Portland, restaurant options are growing leaps and bounds every day (I hear it’s grown a lot in just the 2 years since I’ve been… looking forward to finding out TONIGHT!)
But one restaurant has been there as long as I can remember (Wow! 1954 according to their website): DiMillo’s Floating Restaurant.
Yes.. floating. (But only floating since 1982… Happy 30th Anniversary of floatation!)
I’m pretty sure I have never been in this restaurant, but it looks exactly as you would think you would remember it. Somewhere between a cruise ship and lake cabin. And we were the youngest people in the restaurant by at least 20 years.
The menu is large, with a focus on seafood (as it should be).
We started with an appetizer of angel hair spaghetti with scallops, shrimp, and artichokes. This dish really just focused on the ingredients, but the ingredients were very good, so we enjoyed it.
We also had some burgers and a pizza.
Both of which were fair. Nothing special, but not too bad either.
I also picked up this handy dandy little notebook that came with a pen. I wrote down all my notes about everywhere we dined throughout the trip, and decided to keep it with me to continue taking notes for the blog. There are always delays between dining and writing, and with my swiss cheese memory, I thought the notebook would help. And then… in typical Sara form… I forgot where I put the notebook when I came back. Go me.
DiMillo’s is a classic place. I wouldn’t say run there, but it’s a fine choice for a unique experience of dining, literally, on the water. You may want to wait a few years though, until your hair turns grey, so you can feel like you fit in a little better. And if you’re in Portland, I’d say hit up one of the restaurants we went to on our earlier trip like J’s Oyster or Fore Street.
Total Nom Points: 6.5 out of 10