The historic seacoast town of Portland boasts a quintessential Maine coast and one of the country's most active seaports. The area has a wealth of architectural treasures from beautiful historic homes to maritime museums.
Portland Maine Things to Do
Explore a wonderful selection of boutiques, shops, and specialty stores featuring apparel, accessories, jewelry, and more in Portland’s distinctive neighborhoods. Portland, Maine restaurants provide something to suit everyone’s taste, from timeless New England classics like lobster rolls and seafood to a wonderful selection of ethnic options. Portland is famous for its award winning restaurants, delicious cuisines, and the chefs and restaurant owners who take pride in making this town a top destination for “foodies” everywhere.
While the largest city in Maine has a long history as a center of coastal commerce, over the last few decades it has been rejuvenated – Portland is one of New England’s most vibrant cultural hubs and offers a great mix of art and outdoor adventures. Downtown features an array of private art galleries and local museums. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy access to over 60 parks with an abundance of walking trails, picnic spots, athletic fields, and playgrounds. There are also several community gardens in the area. Portland is home to many festivals and a variety of indoor and outdoor venues that host live music and other entertainment.
If you haven’t been to Portland recently, now is the time to rediscover this beautiful coastal city.