There’s no wrong place to eat pizza, except for maybe your bed or in an empty bathtub. But you won’t find a more ideal spot to have a few slices in Portland than at Flatbread Company, which overlooks the Casco Bay. The Portland location of this Northeast chain has a huge dining room that’s good for groups and families with screaming children, but you’ll want to try to get a table on their dock when it’s nice enough to be outside (which, by Portland standards, is anytime there’s not snow falling from the sky). Bring a group, get a few beers from their outside bar counter, and discuss the name of your future boat over a few flatbread pizzas.
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