Interior of Higher Grounds
At Higher Grounds, we curate a selection of Maine’s plant-based wisdom and power. Our love for coffee, profound respect for plants, and passion for supporting Maine’s locally-owned, independent artisan crafters shapes both our menu and our advocacy.

Our location on Wharf Street in Portland’s unique and historic Old Port is a little plant oasis. In our shop you can experience Maine’s finest with local roaster Speckled Ax’s superb coffee, an array of delicious and healthful teas, full-spectrum hemp CBD-infused treats, organic full-spectrum hemp CBD botanicals, and traditional apothecary cures grown right here in Maine. We also host workshops, small events, and rotating artist exhibitions. Welcome to the Higher Grounds of Maine!

Featured in Condé Nast Traveler: 10 Best Coffee Shops in Portland, Maine