Best Chowder in Portland Maine - Gilbert's Chowder House

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Home Stager with Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island #888

I'm so grateful this summer (and really the entire year) has been bustling with Feng Shui Consultations (virtually and in-person) one after another! :) During the month of August, I made sure to carve out some much-needed rest and reset time. Well, maybe not fully rest, as my idea of a vacation is going on an adventure!

A friend and I took a road trip up to Maine from New York, and one of the stops along our road trip was in Portland, ME. This was a tasty stop for sure! 

Everyone always speaks highly about the amazing flavor of Maine lobster and you know what?! They are absolutely right! I've never tasted such sweet, succulent lobster in my life!! If you happen to find yourself exploring the old streets of Portland, please be sure to have a cup of chowder at Gilbert's Chowder House.  In particular, we recommend you get a cup of Seafood Chowder. I promise you will not be disappointed, unless you dislike chowder and seafood, or if they change the recipe (which I hope they never do). 

Yours truly, Traveling Feng Shui Consultant Laura Cerrano

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Laura Cerrano is a second-generation Certified New York City Feng Shui Consultant Expert. As a full-time Feng Shui consultant, Laura provides bicoastal consultations and workshops for residential, commercial, real estate developments, Fortune 500 companies and healing faculties. In addition, Laura is a resident teacher at the Metropolitan Institute of Design in Syosset, NY. She has been featured in highly respected publications and TV networks such as Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," PBS, CBC Television, BBC Radio and The New York Times. 

 

Comments (20)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Laura,

Unfair, we just had a wonderful brunch...and now I am really hungry for some chowder.  LOL A

Aug 29, 2021 01:27 PM
Laura Cerrano

LOL! :)

Aug 29, 2021 01:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Laura- I'm so happy that you took some well-deserved time off for yourself. I love chowder and that bowl looks great!!!

Aug 29, 2021 04:19 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Laura Cerrano good to know you took some time off and enjoyed a delicious chowder. I need to have a delicious chowder too.

Aug 29, 2021 05:16 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Laura... I love a good chowder. This looks wonderful. It's been decades since I was in Portland, Maine, where I've had opportunity to enjoy good chowder and good lobster.

Aug 30, 2021 05:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Laura - granted, I am not much of a chowder aficiando but it seems you are in the right neighborhood to do some taste-testing on your search for excellence.  

Aug 30, 2021 05:54 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Laura! And to think lobsters were once viewed akin to cockroaches

Aug 30, 2021 07:39 AM
Dorte Engel

Not as crazy, as you may think. People with crustacean allergies were advised not to partake in eating any of the plentiful cicadas earlier this year.

Aug 30, 2021 08:29 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Laura,

We do not have soup weather yet, but in a month or two, this would be delicious.

Aug 30, 2021 08:27 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Laura - I love it up in Maine and in Portland you can visit the chefs at Stonewall Kitchen.

Sep 02, 2021 03:54 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That chowder looks delicious Laura Cerrano.  Unfortunately Maine is about as far aways from me as you can get and still be in the U.S.  Luckily I'm not too far from some good chowder here on the left coast.  And I make a pretty good one too.

Sep 09, 2021 05:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Laura, you make me remember a FABULOUS trip to Maine a few years ago.   The lobster was so good, but never got any chowder.

Sep 14, 2021 07:29 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura I love Chowdah.... sorry that Michael Jacobs  is not... he does not know what he missed... I am salivating on your post or my PC:))Endre

Sep 14, 2021 10:48 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Laura - that photo really looks temping.  Maine is a great place for seafood.

Sep 22, 2021 06:22 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura now with that said where is the shipment to Los Angeles? Still waiting, Endre

Oct 09, 2021 11:29 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Laura - I need to take another visit to that amazing vacationland of Maine.

Oct 10, 2021 04:00 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Laura you are avoiding me WHERE is the SHIPPMENT:)) I have been waiting now for a while:))Endre

Oct 31, 2021 11:31 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Laura - I came back to this because a friend from Maine came down.  Beautiful state and great lobster.

Nov 01, 2021 05:09 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Laura - Maine is great for lobster and Florida is great for Gulf and Cape Canaveral Shrimp.

Nov 10, 2021 05:19 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire

Laura

I was going to read about Symbolism but as soon as I saw the best chowder, I was hooked. It sure looks fabulous, cheers cvc1

Dec 07, 2021 08:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Laura Cerrano - Maine is a very special place. Living there was the best years of my life. Every summer I went to the Lobster Shack in Portland around Two Lights State Park in Cape Elizabeth. Back in the late 1980's it really was just a shack and people stood in long lines to order then sat on the rocks to eat. There food was out of this world! As the years went by, they made a deck and seating for outdoors. You should try it if you go back there; but then again, when you find something you love, like the Gilbert House it is easy to become a local customer. I hope you get back to Maine again soon! 

Dec 17, 2021 08:07 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Laura Cerrano thank you for sharing the best chowder Maine, Gilbert's Chowder house.

Dec 19, 2021 08:00 PM