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News and Events 2017-07-31T19:19:07+00:00


The restaurant will be closed Tuesday, August 14, 2018

August 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Dear Friends and Customers, Tuesday, August 14 and 21 the restaurant will be closed for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you, Carol and Deen

Very Happy Hour

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

What's better than Sunday Brunch? Happy hour of course! One of Portland's best after work destinations is the bar and lounge at TIQA. We serve happy hour specials Monday to Friday, between 4 and 6 pm. [...]

Portland, Maine: Coastal Diversion

June 27th, 2018|0 Comments

From GoNOMAD, summer 2018 "The burgeoning food scene also includes Old Port’s TIQA, a colorful Pan Mediterranean spot that pulls inspiration from cuisines hailing from the Levant region, Turkey, and Pakistan to name a few [...]

Supporting Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine

June 21st, 2018|0 Comments

During June 21-28, $1 form every pint of Buoy207 that we sell is getting donated to Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine. Brewed as a collaboration by Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company, Foundation Brewing Company and Mast Landing Brewing Company, Buoy207 is Buoy [...]

Stop in for Portland Wine Week and enjoy a glass of Tabor Chardonnay

June 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Special for Portland Wine Week, June 18-24, we're serving Tabor Chardonnay @ $10 per glass (reduced from $12). Tabor Winery is located in the heart of Galilee and this unoaked Chardonnay shows flavors and scents of [...]


May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

We are excited to be hosting this year's PROPEL Ignition Awards. Details are below, order tickets and join the party! Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:00 PM  8:30 PM PROPEL and the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce [...]

Great spot to celebrate graduation

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

TIQA is located right on Commercial Street with easy to find street parking all around. This is a great restaurant for anyone celebrating graduation with family and friends over a good meal. TIQA's lunch menu has [...]

Easter at TIQA, Sunday, April 1

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Easter Sunday, April 1st We are serving an Easter buffet with a large selection of hot and cold appetizers including a seafood bar with marinated salmon, prawns, and more; Mediterranean salads including eggplant, roasted peppers, hummus, tahina [...]

The Official New Year’s Eve of Portland, Maine

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Moët named us the official New Year's Eve party of Portland and we intend to maintain this title for many years to come! Dinner guests will be treated to complimentary bubbly and live music by [...]

Eat This Now, Fall 2017 Menus at TIQA

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The kitchen team has introduced fall lunch, bar and dinner menus with an in-depth focus on the foundations of Mediterranean cuisine. Shareable plates are at the core of this fall's Mediterranean menu. Dishes are all house-made [...]

TIQA’s Carol Mitchell on the importance of culture, hospitality and dining experiences

October 1st, 2017|0 Comments

I cherish all of my memories of my grandmother, who we called Sittoo. Many of my memories revolve around her dinner table. I can still smell her homemade pita bread that she baked every weekend and gave [...]

Hospitality and Service at TIQA

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Jorge Maidana is TIQA's Front of House Manager I arrived at TIQA after spending years in white tablecloth restaurants. We do not have tablecloths at TIQA. This does not mean we cannot or should not [...]

TIQA Live Music Thursdays in the Lounge – Fall 2017

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA Live Local Music Thursdays start weekly at 6 pm. Join us for drinks and a bite at the bar and support these wonderful local musicians:  9/7 Katie Daggett 9/14 To be announced 9/21 Ryan Halliburton [...]

Discover TIQA’s cocktail program

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

We opened our doors during winter 2015 and introduced a new kind of cocktail experience to Portland, Maine. Our unique cocktails feature flavors of the Mediterranean and we have value in mind… our drinks awaken your [...]

My goal: Create an atmosphere that encourages sharing, relaxing and really interacting during the meal – Chef Bo Byrne

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

I traveled to Israel and the West Bank last winter with a group from TIQA. We went on a fact-finding, experiential cultural and culinary immersion. It turned into a wonderful recipe development excursion. It [...]

Pan-seared Scallops with Chilled Corn Cream, Smoked Potatoes and North Country Bacon

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

This contest originally appeared on's Catching Health Blog  By Diane Atwood:  Recipe: Scallops (Spain) Pan-seared with Chilled Corn Cream, Smoked Potatoes, and North Country Bacon In order to make this dish correctly, you need [...]

TIQA Tomato and Crispy Eggplant

July 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Chef Bo Byrne recently appeared in the WCSH6 207 Kitchen where he prepared his popular Tomato & Crispy Eggplant Salad.

Portland Maine must-try lists

July 15th, 2017|0 Comments

3 Must-Eat Restaurants to Make Your Portland, Maine Trip a New England Culinary Experience By Joseph Pedro - Global Cocktails  Few US cities have a culinary presence as robust as Portland, Maine. With a population [...]

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017

July 15th, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA is a restaurant for wine lovers. Our wine program is a blend of old- and new world styles, with flavor profiles that pair perfectly with any of our dishes. Earlier this month Wine Spectator magazine revealed its [...]

TIQA Live – Summer Calendar

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

TIQA Live is our live local music series, Thursdays in the lounge. Each week we welcome well known local artists to perform starting at 6 PM. TIQA Live also includes drink specials at the bar. [...]