Family Lunch Break!

Looking for a quick lunch spot while exploring the Portland arts district this summer? Stop in to the Museum Café by Aurora Provisions! No admission is required to dine in the Café which is located in the lower ground floor of the Museum, in the midst of our decorative glass gallery.

We invited the Johnson family to have lunch at the Café and give us feedback on their experience while enjoying delicious local food from Aurora Provisions. Nick, Reeve, Sadie, and Clover dined on the vegetable sandwich (roasted Portobello mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, house pickled curry zucchini, fresh fennel, and whipped feta spread on Standard Baking Co. focaccia bread), special salad (fresh field greens, figs, toasted hazelnuts, and goat cheese tossed in balsamic vinaigrette), broccoli cheddar soup, peanut butter and raspberry jelly, and macaroni and cheese.

The fresh fare was a hit with Nick and Reeve while the cupcakes were the highlight for Sadie and Clover!

Tips for families:
• Kid-friendly fare: macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly (grape, raspberry, and strawberry), and sandwiches made with your choice of meat and cheese. Please don’t hesitate to ask the Café staff for kid-friendly selections—we are happy to suggest something yummy!
• Children’s books can be found on the left side of the Café bar to read while you wait.
• High chairs are available.
• Closed lid plastic cups are great for beverages. When you order, please ask the Café staff for this option to go with your meal.


  1. Barbara Keppel
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I have been very disappointed to have to notify my friends that the cafe no longer makes any attempt to cater to the gluten free. The bread they tried was too crumbly. Instead of seeking a better bread, they just stopped gluten free altogether although I encouraged them to try gf rolls which hold together just fine. There are 2 brands at Whole Foods. Abigails is made in Weare NH. Spoils my outings with visitors that we can’t make one stop museum visits.

  2. Posted July 27, 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Hi Barbara,
    Thank you for your comment and we have passed your feedback along to Aurora Provisions. They are working to provide a gluten free wrap and once this option is available, I will send you an email. If you ask the Cafe staff for other gluten free options, they will happily share some!

    PR & Marketing Assistant

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