Tuesday March 05, 2013 | 09:12 AM
Posted by In the City

For folks who work - and eat - in downtown Portland it's pretty easy to spend a quick $10 on a sandwich and a bag of chips. Trying to stay within that budget you might choose to skip the Diet Coke in favor of filling your water bottle in the office kitchen.

But for six more days Maine Restaurant Week is allowing you to open up your taste buds without turning your wallet inside out. Eighty dining establishments across the state are participating, including 36 in the foodie city of Portland.

Here's the list for your quick reference:

Back Bay Grill
Bar Lola
Bonobo Wood Fire Pizza
Bucks Naked BBQ and Steakhouse
Bull Feeney's
The Corner Room Italian Kitchen and Bar
Cumberland Club
David's Opus Ten
DiMillo's on the Water
The Dry Dock Restaurant and Tavern
El Rayo Cantina
El Rayo Taqueria
Eve's at the Garden
The Farmers Table
Five Fifty-Five
The Front Room Restaurant and Bar
The Great Lost Bear
The Grill Room and Bar
Hot Suppa
Local 188
Old Port Sea Grill
Old Port Tavern
Pepperclub and Good Egg Cafe
Petite Jacqueline
Point 5 Lounge
Ri Ra Irish Pub
The Salt Exchange
Spread Restaurant and Bar
Twenty Milk Street
Vignola Cinque Terre
White Cap Grille
Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria

If you're looking for a prix fixe lunch to upstage your usual turkey club wrap with a side of salt and vinegar Lay's, get a real noontime meal for just $15 at these Portland spots:

Bonobo Wood Fire Pizza
Buck's Naked BBQ and Steakhouse
El Rayo Taqueria
Petite Jacqueline
Zapoteca Restaurante Y Tequileria

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