Latest Press

Here’s a little bit more about us in the media and with all types of writers who’ve joined us on tour.

2018

  • Portland Press Herald interviews Pamela Laskey, Owner of Maine Foodie Tours, about the recent study revealing Maine as the top state for woman owned businesses.
  • New England Magazine includes Maine Foodie Tours in their list of top 7 things to do in Camden, Maine.
  • Proud sponsors of the 2018 Taste of Local Flavor at the Boothbay Harbor Festival.
  • NECN joins Maine Foodie Tours on tour to announce Bon Appetit’s selection of Portland Maine as the 2018 City of the Year!
  • A special thank you to Travel + Leisure for selecting Maine Foodie Tours to show you some highlights of the Portland food scene.
  • Credit Donkey – Credit Donkey included Maine Foodie Tours as one of the  “Best Food Tours 2018: Top Places Worth Traveling For”
  • VacationIdea – Dream Vacation Magazine, named “Best of the Web” by Forbes published the “Top 25 Best Food Tours in the USA” with Maine Foodie Tours at the top of their list!
  • Winners of the 2018 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism Awards were announced during the annual conference held this year in Portland, Maine, on April 4, 2018.

    The Governor’s Conference on Tourism Awards recognize individuals, businesses and organizations that have distinguished themselves through their work and contributions to the growth of tourism in Maine. A total of 5 awards were announced for 2018.

    The 2018 Award for Innovation & Creativity was presented to Pamela J. Laskey of Maine Foodie Tours

    ”With Maine Foodie Tours, Pamela Laskey has created an exceptional visitor experience that promotes Maine’s culinary scene to a niche travel audience, and helps to strengthen an industry sector that is one of Maine primary tourism pillars,” said Steve Lyons, director of the Maine Office of Tourism.

2017

2016

  • Maine Biz names Maine Foodie Tours one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Maine, December, 2016
  • MFT owner Pam Laskey joins the Rockland Lobsterpalooza as a judge of the Lobster Mac N Cheese Contest for a 2nd year!
  • Here’s Trip Advisors Top Trending Spots to Book in 2017, including Portland Maine, with recommendations to take a Maine Foodie Tour and stay a night at the Portland Harbor Hotel
  • Boothbay Harbor Chamber of Commerce holds their 5th Annual Claw Down in September with Maine Foodie Tours owner Pamela Laskey as a culinary judge
  • Local Maine blogger Jessica Harlow of Saving Common Cents joins us for the Lobster Lunch Crawl
  • Lisa Marie’s Made in Maine and other Portland Convention + Visitor Bureau members join us after the Frontline Event for a foodie tour!
  • MFT announces our 12 Months of Giving Campaign in support of amazing organizations and charities across the State of Maine
  • Owner, Pamela Laskey is featured in February edition of Maine Biz
  • Blogger Turnipseed Travel shares their Portland tour experience

2015

  • MFT is honored with the 2015 award for Hospitality and Tourism Excellence by the Greater Portland Visitors and Conventions Bureau. We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and share this with all our tour partners.
  • Bring Yours Home” commercial for Channel 6
  • The New York Times recommends when in maine, you take a foodie tour 
  • CNN “City Sights” airing at 50+of the largest domestic airports. The program showcases some of the must-have Portland experiences
  • Epoch Times explores Portland’s lobster scene, Serving up Maine on a Plate
  • Group Tour Magazine features “Savor the Flavor of Maine Foodie Tours” in their guide for tour operators around the globe
  • PenBay Pilot announces Maine Foodie Tours expansion to the Midcoast 
  • WABI news offers insight into the newest way to tour Rockland 
  • Here are the “Best Food Tours Worth Traveling For” according to Flip Key
  • Robert Witkowski, Creative and Media Director for the Portland CVB launches his first book “100 Things to Do in Portland, Maine Before You Die” – Thanks for the recommend Bob!
  • VacationIdea.com, named “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years, recognizes MFT in their Top 20 list of Best Things to do in Portland
  • “Road Trippin” on Channel 13, WGBH, covers our newest tours during their innaugural season in Rockland
  • Bucket List Journey‘s recommended list of Things To Do in Kennebunkport
  • Owner Pam Laskey receives a SCORE Success Award
  • Real Maine Weddings in the Midcoast
  • All about Travel” features our Kennebunkport culinary tours
  • The 50 States Series: Best Food Tours Worth Traveling For via Flip Key
  • The Kennebunks The Anchor for shares how to get your Food/Wine Walk On

2014

  • Give Adventures, Not Junk, says Maine Today, and a Maine Foodie Tours gift certificate lets you do just that
  • Free Press Online joins us in Rockland for our inaugural foodie tour
  • Attendees of the Juice Conference are given the chance to be the first to try out the Rockland Maine Foodie Tours expected to open in the summer of 2015
  • A reporter from Travel & Leisure takes advantage of the Taste of Maine package offered in collaboration with our friends at Inn by the Sea
  • More Press
  • Maine Foodie Tours Kennebunkport has been featured in “16 Best Things to Do in Kennebunkport” http://vacationidea.com/attractions/best-things-to-do-in-kennebunkport.html#slide5
    in VacationIdea, February, 2017 – Dream Vacation Magazine, named “Best of the Web” by Forbes for 9 years

    Thank you, Maine BIz, for selecting MFT as one of Maine’s fastest growing small companies for 2016!  We are thrilled to be included.  http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20161212/CURRENTEDITION/312089999/1092

    TripAdvisor has awarded us for “Excellence” 4-years running; 2013,2014, 2015, and 2016

    TripAdvisor selects Portland, ME as #3 in Upcoming towns to visit in 2017 for it’s highly rated activities, foods, places to stay. In this recent announcment on 12/16, they cited MFT as a great activity to enjoy with the Portland Harbor Hotel, a great place to stay.

    Thank you to the Greater Portland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for honoring MFT with the 2015 award for Hospitality and Tourism Excellence.   

    Thank you to local author, Robert Witkowski for including MFT in his lively book, 100 Things to Do in Portland, Maine Before You Die!

    Thanks, Maine Today, for including Maine Foodie Tour gift certificates in your top 13 Maine Gift Ideas for the holidays: mainetoday.com

    Thank you for the coverage of our innaugural tour in Rockland: freepressonline.com

    MFT expands to Rockland, ME. Check out the “Juice Conference” in Rockland, November 13-15 and join our free foodie tour as we launch in Rockland! Visit: www.juiceconference.org.

    Thank you to the Inn by the Sea for selling our culinary tours with your beautiful rooms and for sending the reporter for Travel and Leisure on a tour with us. Featured in November, 2014 issue of Travel and Leisure.

    Recently featured in TastetrekkersNorthshore Magazine the Boston Sunday Globe, and Forbes Magazine.

    Thank you, Newark Star Ledger, for recommending MFT in your Weekend Getaways: A Tale of Two Cities (featuring Portland and Ogunquit) A Tale of Two Cities

    Limited time for vacation travel led Brianna to write her blog, The Casual Travelist and we thank her for this nice write up: Taste Portland, Maine

    NECN promoted Portland on their Getaways segment with MFT. Thank you for the opportunity to showcase the culinary and brewing talents from Piccolo, Vervacious, Urban Farm Fermentory and Dean’s Sweets in a fast-talking 2-minutes.

    Thanks to all the talent at SCORE here in Portland and for this nice recognition: pressherald.com

    Thanks to Maine Biz for running the story of local award winners: www.mainebiz.biz

    Thank you, Taste Trekkers, for interviewing us on the Maine food scene: tastetrekkers.com

    Thank you, “Maine Women” magazine for selecting MFT as a featured Success Story in your April, 2014 issue, Success Stories; Meet Some Key Players on the Entrepreneurial Scene

    Thank you, Food and Beverage Magazine, for promoting our culinary tours this Fall.

    Forbes suggests some great ways to enjoy Portland, including MFT.

    Plan your travel itinerary, including a MFT, wtih the help of Fathom Travel Guide.

    Lots of great food tours in New England to enjoy, including MFT featured in the Boston Sunday Globe Travel Section

    Global Living wrote a marvelous article on Inn By The Sea and inlcuded us and a few of our partners.

    Mainetoday.com features some great photos of our Bikes and Brews tour.

    Amtrak’s Downeaster and Maine Foodie Tours team up for a great giveaway.

    NECN follows us on a Portland Culinary Tour as a perfect one-day-trip for New Englander’s seeking a “staycation.”

    Portland Press Herald annouces our new Trolley Tour in Kennebunkport.

    Kristin Fuhrmann-Simmons from SeacoastOnline.com has great things to say about the new Kennebunkport Trolley Tour.

    Destinations Magazine features Maine Foodie Tours as thier pick of things to see in Maine!

    See us in Down East Magazine’s choices of for “The Gift Of Maine.”

    AOL Travel names us as one of the Top 9 “Best Foodie Tours” in the country!

    Pursuitists suggest a “Taste of Maine” 2-night culinary getaway, staying at the beautiful Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth with dining at the Sea Glass restaurant and a walking tour with MFT. A foodie summer

    Thank you Keep Me Current.com for writing, “Maine Foodie Tours will bring out the food lover in everyone. They specialize in showcasing all the award-winning, nationally recognized food that Maine has to offer.” 10 Things to Do

    Thanks to Eat,Drink, and Be Merry for including MFT in the blog for the 20-something sect. Our tour guest, Sabrina took some great photos to share. Check it out!

    A special thanks to Ed Wetschler, Executive Editor at Tripatini.com for joining us on a culinary walking tour then writing such a nice story on Portland! It’s great to see our friends at Lucky Catch, the Inn by the Sea, Horton’s Gourmet Foods, Gritty’s, and the Salt Exchange all receiving such glowing remarks. We are glad he experienced the real Portland on his visit to Maine. Check it out

    FFounder of WeekendWalk.com, Jamie Stringfellow, travels to her home state of Maine to share three car-free ways to explore the coastal city of Portland. Thank you for including Maine Foodie Tours in your top 3, Jamie. Check it out

    Thanks again to the USA Today Travel Tips for including Maine Foodie Tours. This article sites Portland as the “Best Summer Vacation” according to the top 2011 readers of “Yankee” magazine. The L.L. Bean’s flagship store, Portland’s nightlife and harbor views and a multitude of outdoor activities all add to the region’s appeal. Check it out

    We would like to thank Ellen Albanese from the Society of American Travel Writers. Ellen wrote a story on New England food tours in the Boston Sunday Globe on March 13, 2011, and was kind to include Maine Foodie Tours. Read the article.

    USA Today Travel Tips offers some great “Maine State Vacation Tips” including MFT when in the Portland area. Read the article

    Maine Foodie Tours is nominated for a 2010 Indie Biz Award with the Portland Buy Local Campaign. Thank you to the anonymous souls who recommended us for consideration.

    Sun journal, Go & Do: Maine Foodie Tours-Good food, history and fun…on the walk
    Read the Article
    “Funny man Randy Judkins and other guides bring entertainment to Portland culinary scene” by Ruth DeCoster. Ruth took a culinary walking tour with us and we thank her for this glowing review!

    Portland, Maine- Today, Its Ship Has Really Come In
    by Norman E. Hill and Maralyn D. Hill, travel writers for Global-Writes, International Food, Wine and Travel Writer’s Association. Norman and Maralyn wrote about their food adventures on the culinary delights trolley tour in June, 2010 as well as their fabulous meals and lodging while in Portland. Click here to read more

    101 Maine Things To Do now promoting Maine Foodie Tours Maine Things To Do is an exciting new resource to find fun statewide with contests to win an adventure, like gift certificates to enjoy a Maine Foodie Tour. Read about it here

    Maine Office of Tourism Highlights Maine Foodie Tours MFT receives a strong endorsement/great promotion in this month’s Maine Tourism Association newsletter, read about us on pg 1 & 4: click here to download a PDF of the newsletter.

    Maine Foodie Tours on TV
    Maine Foodie Tours was featured on Portland Mayor Jill Duson’s live TV show, “Call-In Portland,” back on August 13th, 2009. Unfortunately, the show is no longer available for viewing on their site.

    Portland Press Herald Meredith Goad admits to learning a lot in her review of Maine Foodie Tours On the Trail of Something Tasty in the new “Food and Dining” Section now published each Wednesday.

    Jan Ross,a frequent travel blogger, wrote about her experiences, Eating Our Way Around Portland, Maine with Maine Foodie Tours. Check out her blog on The Travel Bloggers Guide to Maine

    Seems the Washington Flyer is recommending folks get on a plane, visit Portland and take a Maine Foodie Tour. Thanks for including us with such good company,like a visit to Browne Trading Co for wine lessons and dinner at the Corner Room or Sonnys.

    We could not have chosen a better weekend here in Portland to begin our “culinary delights” trolley tours with Portland Discovery. Tours are offered every Tuesday/Thurday/Friday/Saturday 1:30-3:45 in July and August, and feature 6 delicious tastes and tours around the city. Guests learn and taste what makes Portland the culinary hotbed it is today!

    Tourific Ideas: 13 Ways to Get Out and See the Sights
    Thank you to the Greater Portland Visitor’s Bureau for including MFT in their new 2010-2011 Visitor’s Guide. “Stroll the streets of Portland’s quaint Old Port with Maine Foodie Tours and sample delectable Maine-inspired foods while visiting behind-the-scenes with the artisans who craft these culinary delight.”

    101 Maine Things To Do now promoting Maine Foodie Tours Maine Things To Do is an exciting new resource to find fun statewide with contests to win an adventure, like gift certificates to enjoy a Maine Foodie Tour. Read about it here

    Join us on our new blog
    MFT is now posting amusing “Questions/Answers from our guests on the Tours” We are sharing a few highlights, some humor, even a few facts here and there. Tell us what you think, ask us your foodie questions, join us at: Visit our Blog

    Maine Office of Tourism Highlights Maine Foodie Tours
    MFT receives a strong endorsement/great promotion in this month’s Maine Tourism Association newsletter, read about us on pg 1 & 4: click here to download a PDF of the newsletter.