The diverse coastal area is centrally located, where nearby regions welcome visitors with their own distinctive Maine experiences.
Portland’s award-winning chefs, farm-to-table enthusiasts, and noshing opportunities have “wowed” epicureans around the nation. Bistros, diners, fresh local ingredients, and innovative dishes are all there for your enjoyment. Don’t forget the fresh seafood and lobster!
Visit Commercial Street, a working waterfront with cobblestone passageways, home to boutiques and restaurants as well as working wharfs. In the Old Port, nightlife abounds and a live music scene thrives, alongside waterfront pubs, and the state’s famed microbreweries.
Kayak in and around our many islands, watch the sailboats in Portland Harbor or take in the sunset on Casco Bay. Unrivaled fall foliage provides a colorful canopy to seaside villages, and on the coast, the beaches are never far away.
Portland is a true art community where independence thrives and Friday art walks are a perfect introduction. In addition, the Portland Museum of Art, located in the center of downtown Portland, boasts a collection of over 18,000 artworks, ranging from Andy Warhol and Winslow Homer to Louise Nevelson and Claude Monet. Other art destinations – Maine College of Art, for one – boast galleries, community events, and exhibits of acclaimed and emerging artists alike.