Here's some snapshots of a couple new food places on the peninsula. First is Taco Escobarr at 548 Congress Street. Escobarr is a new venture by the good folks across the street at Nosh Kitchen Bar. So far this new eatery has a perfect 100% "like it" rating on Urban Spoon.
Next in the "now open" category is Bam Bam Bakery at 267 Commercial Street. This fine looking bakery offers a wide variety of fresh baked goodies and is Portland's only (as of press time) gluten-free bakery. I think they will do well here.
Also, on the topic of eateries, here is Plush West End Tapas and Lounge. This is at 106 High Street (former home of Katahdin Restaurant). It will be "opening soon," perhaps in September. Looks like they've been doing a lot of work inside.