The Maker’s Galley
Gather. Shop. Explore.
Portland’s Newest Retail & Culinary Experience
The Maker’s Galley is Portland’s newest and most unique restaurant and marketplace located at 5 Commercial Street on Portland’s waterfront. As an experiential retail space we showcase and sell all Maine-made products and incorporate Maine-grown products in our brunch, lunch and dinner menus.
Our multi-functional venue includes a café, gift shop, full-service chefs’ kitchen, tasting tables, and casual seating. Open Tuesday through Sunday, the café offers Maine specialty coffees, as well as pastries and homemade bagels made by executive chef, Arianna Stefanilo. A curated collection of Maine-made food products including local cheeses, meats, and pantry products will also be available. The gift shop will feature unique products created by Maine makers and artisans.
Executive chef Arianna Stefanilo has created a distinctive menu of Maine influenced tapas for diners, incorporating spices from SKORDO, local meats and seasonal produce. Her charcuterie board overflows with Maine artisan cheeses, local honey, local cured meats and homemade jams. Small plates, beer and wine will be served from 11:30 a.m. to close. Call for reservations.
The Marker’s Galley is part of the parent brand, Experience Maine, which is owned and operated by Maine entrepreneur Rachel Sagiroglu. Sagiroglu has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry and has a deep love for Maine, its culture, and its natural beauty.
“My vision for the Maker’s Galley is a gathering place where customers can experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of Maine on Portland’s waterfront,” said owner Rachel Sagiroglu.
About Executive Chef Arianna Stefanilo
Maine chef Arianna Stefanilo has been a regular on the Portland restaurant scene for the last six years. She was an executive chef at Blyth & Burrows and Novare Res Bier Café, and a pastry chef at Becky’s Diner. Raised in a large Italian-Irish family, Stefanilo learned to bake pastries with her Irish grandmother and was inspired to cook by her Sicilian father. Stefanilo grew up on Chebeague Island and spent many years lobstering and fishing off the Maine coast. Her love of the sea has left a lasting impact on her culinary point of view. She has a passion for working with local Maine fisherman, farmers, and purveyors to create simple yet flavorful dishes. Stefanilo received a degree in culinary arts and hospitality management from Southern Maine Community College.
By Lindsey Galloway
The pandemic has only strengthened support for Maine-made goods. “With the current supply chain crisis, our state wants to encourage folks to shop local and shop for products that are being crafted in our backyards,” said Portland resident Kristan Vermeulen, who hosts the podcast Makers of the USA.
She recommends a new store called The Maker’s Galley, opening on Commercial Street, that will offer Maine-made products, maker workshops and culinary demos by local chefs.
November 4, 2021
Portland Press Herald
By Meredith Goad
A Taste of Maine. A tasting lounge, café, and gift shop featuring Maine-grown and Maine-made products opens Saturday at 5 Commercial St. in Portland, the former home of a Rosemont Market.
The cafe will sell Maine specialty coffees, as well as pastries and bagels made by executive chef Arianna Stefanilo. After 11:30 a.m., Stefanilo will serve a menu of small plates, and beer and wine will be available. Reservations are required.
Stefanilo, a graduate of the culinary arts and hospitality management program at Southern Maine Community College, grew up on Chebeague Island and has lots of experience lobstering and fishing.
November 12, 2021
Portland Press Herald
By Meredith Goad
Let’s do brunch. The Maker’s Galley – a tasting lounge, café, and gift shop featuring Maine-grown and Maine-made products that opened Nov. 13 at 5 Commercial St. in Portland – served its first brunch Sunday. Look for a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, flights of mimosas (made with different juices), and breakfast bites every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
November 24, 2021