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DINNER MATES COMES TO PORTLAND, MAINE!

Club members are invited to EXCLUSIVE EVENTS
at public venues and in private homes.

MAKE FRIENDS and BUILD COMMUNITY over food.
One meal at a time.

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Watch this!

A TASTE OF SOME

UPCOMING EVENTS

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April 16th- MEMBER HOSTED

NEW ORLEANS GUMBO PARTY

Members have teamed up to host a special dinner featuring a New Orleans theme.

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April 21st- MEMBER HOSTED

GOURMET POTLUCK

A gourmet pot-luck with a twist
Theme: FRENCH!

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April 29th-MEMBER HOSTED

OYSTER SHARING AND ART DEMO

Members invite you to join them in their home for a private oyster tasting and art demonstration.

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March 23

RiRa

An Irish-owned Pub and Restaurant based in the heart of the Portland Waterfront. With optional wine pairing and live music!

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March 30th

MAKER'S GALLEY

Portland’s most unique restaurant and marketplace located on Portland’s waterfront.

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April 2nd

THEATRE AND RECEPTION

Something new! A matinee at Lyric Theatre in South Portland followed by a private wine and nibbles reception with cast and crew.

SELECTED RECENT EVENTS

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WARM YOUR HEART, FEED YOUR SOUL

A night of comfort food in the coldest days of winter. Good wine, acoustic music and a special intimate talk about how Leigh (Holy Donut) started a heart-felt business from scratch.

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HIGH TEA

Who doesn't love a fancy British afternoon tea? There's only one thing that makes it better - sprinkling a bit of festive magic on it.

Andre and Lynn

CRÊPE PARTY

When I was in France, I learned the French secret for how to make perfect crêpes and how to throw a fabulous crêpe party. 

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BLIND WINE TASTING CONTEST

Bring a covered bottle of wine and join the contest. Your wine could win. 

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CHEZ ROSA

French comfort food influenced by their local seafood, farms and pastures.

Fish and Chips

FISH & WHISTLE

Fish & Whistle is owned by husband and wife duo, who dreamed of a small neighborhood restaurant that could showcase the best of Maine’s seafood while remaining approachable and fun.

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SUR LIE

A tapas style restaurant that offers an eclectic mix of influences from all over the world. Sur Lie uses the tapas trend as a way to bring people together to create a unique dining experience.

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V-DAY COCKTAILS

Learned how to prepare, create and mix unique specialty cocktails with the Valentines Day theme.

What is Dinner Mates?

Dinner Mates launched in January 2020 in New York City.  Our mission was to make friends and build community over sharing a meal in our neighborhoods. We took off like a rocket! All our events sold out. Then, the unexpected happened...

The pandemic has made many of us feel physically isolated. In response to the isolation, Dinner Mates pivoted to virtual events for a while. But Dinner Mates was meant to be an off-line experience.  We have finally started to create in person events again.

Come have a drink, share a meal, learn about wines, foods and about each other.

Be part of a communal dining experience.

Dinner Mates welcomes 121 new members

Why become a member?

Making friends and building community over food is the core mission of Dinner Mates.

It is never just about the food, but about sharing meals together, being part of a community and creating sustainable and lasting connections with new friends.

 

The Back Story

Hello there. I'm  Laurel, the founder of Dinner Mates.

I was an award winning independent filmmaker and made films for over 30 years. (Blind Dog Films) I am also a foodie and lived in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

One summer day in 2019, I walked into a restaurant around the corner from me, and I had a vision of people in my neighborhood sitting around a table eating together.

That was it! The idea of Dinner Mates was born! I dropped my film career, made a 180 degree turn to make this dream come to life.

I made films because I wanted to move people, to create impact and bring audiences together over a topic or an issue and get them talking with one another.

I bring that same passion and sensibility to Dinner Mates-- I created Dinner Mates to bring people together, to make a difference in our personal lives, and our world.

Our mission is: Break Bread, Make Friends, Build Community.

One meal at a time.

ox Laurel (and my pup Sprout)

VIDEOS FROM OUR EVENTS


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