United States > Maine > Portland
Drake (552) Free Union, Virginia | February 13, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Large Whole Foods, but a little underwhelming. The beer selection looks to be a bit of an afterthought. Some good local stuff, but organized in an un-inspired way. Iíll admit it may not be a bad selection,but less than you will find at most other Whole Foods. Parking was tough mid-day on a Friday. Prices solid. Prepared foods looked anemic and I opted to pay more to eat somewhere else. At least the cashier was very nice.
mkgrenwel (113) North Shore, Massachusetts | February 21, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Exactly what youíd expect for a Portland Whole Foods. Good selection of locals, imports and major craft brands. Iíd give a bit of a bump for food because of the range of pre made and done in options. There are better spots in the city for beer, but this is a nice option.
rejtable (137) Ontario | September 13, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Itís a whole foods, so you arenít really in here for the ambience. Service was fine. Good stock of bottles from not only the big US crafts, but great regionals and tons of interesting world beer.
reggiedunlop (161) The dub c, Pennsylvania | October 13, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Stopped here on a recent trip to Maine and found some decent local stuff. Also some ciders and meads...favorite find was sap house dry hopped blueberry mead. Prices were consistent with whole foods stored near home...slightly high but expected. Selection seemed pretty decent but not out of this world.
Lukaduke (62) Portland, Maine | April 15, 2012| Updated September 11, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Standard selections for the most part however they do have better hours than most beer stores in the city so its a positive when you can go grab a few craft beers at 9:30pm... they do touch a few of my favorite brewers; evil twin.stillwater, mikkeller etc but lack the selection to make it an overall go to. That being said Ive never gone there and not found a beer that Im happy with and its a way better selection than your average grocery store !
malrubius (29) Springfield, Vermont | July 26, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good for a Whole Foods. Good selection of micros and Belgians, which seem to be treated pretty well. Surprisingly excellent prices. I got Ommegang BPA for 6.99 and Tripel for 8.99. Helpful staff. I didnít need help picking beers, but the guy working there offered to take beers up to the front to check their prices on two separate occasions in the same visit. Ambiance is Whole Foods, good food if you can afford it, which I canít
Crater137 (11) | December 3, 2009
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice selection. Alot of beer and wine. Sushi too!
ShaneMacGowan (20) Maine | November 12, 2009| Updated September 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Occasionally Whole Foods carries something that doesnít show up at RSVP or Downeast but generally the selection here isnít as extensive. I confess a preference for shopping the local places first but if youíre in a hurry and want to gather food and beer provisions all in one stop this is probably the logical place in the Portland area. If you have a little more time the Standard Bakery next door to Downeast Beverage in the Old Port has vastly better baked goods than Whole Foods and is only a few minutes and easy navigation away.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | November 1, 2009
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A little bit outside the busy part of Portland. Huge grocery store with large parking. As usual with Whole Foods stores this is a superior grocery store. As usual with Whole Foods stores it has an interesting beer selection. Gotta love Whole Foods. Large selection and somehow it seems to have a different source than other Portland beer stores (different supplier/importer?). They also had some non-Maine brews that I didnít elsewhere, for instance I bought Barrel Aged Rasputin there that I didnít see anywhere else in the state. The Maine micro selection is incomplete (way inferior to RSVP Discount) but the selection of non-Maine American micros is quite interesting for a Maine store. Plus it is a superb grocery store. Worth a visit even if you are hitting the other major stores in town.
WeeHeavySD (111) San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon | August 10, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
I stumbled upon this massive and cool Whole Foods in Portland. We went in for lunch but they had a number of cool brews, particularly Saint Ambroise Oatmeal Stout amongst others. Its not a must stop but its a worth while stop.
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