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Portland Travel Guide: 342 reviews and 602 photos

Portland, Maine is a lovely town. It has walkable streets, lots of book shops, museums, lighthouses, ocean views, great restaurants, and art galleries. There is a lot of development going on, so other people must be discovering (re-discovering?) Portland as well!

Portland also have a First Friday Art Walk...it's free, and takes place on the first Friday of every month in downtown Portland. Check out www.firstfridayartwalk.com for more information.

Portland has quite a bit of history. This is taken from Fort Williams Park...there is a museum and the park has some information about life at the Fort for the people who lived there while on-duty.

A statue to Longfellow (notice the bookstore in the background!) graces this square. There is the Longfellow house in Portland, and lots of used and new bookstores.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of art in many different forms
  • Cons:Chilly when you least expect it!
  • In a nutshell:A great visit full of surprises.
  • Last visit to Portland: Aug 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 23, 2003
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  • fernijer's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Sorry to say that the Village closed earlier this year. Don't get lost trying to find it - it doesn't exist! :)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2006 at 12:22 PM

    Nice lighthouse photos in your travelogue and tips. I haven't been to Maine for decades, must go back sometime.

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2005 at 5:59 AM

    Nice page, I love the photos in your travelogue especially the lighthouses.

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2005 at 12:24 PM

    Great overview ! Hope to enjoy arts on my next trip.

  • kazander's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2004 at 11:29 AM

    We just came back from Maine! Unfortuantely we missed Portland, we'll have to go next time! Love those Blueberry pancakes up there! Nice page:)

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2004 at 9:49 AM

    A nice look at the 'other' Portland ;-] After looking at some of your pages, maybe there was a good reason to name our fair city after this one!

  • gosiaPL's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2003 at 2:34 PM

    Nice page on an interesting place! I am also for keeping one's eye open when touring around places :-)

  • rmdw's Profile Photo
    Nov 26, 2003 at 8:57 PM

    I'm visiting the OTHER Portland next month. Nice to visit this one w/o leaving my home - Thank you!

  • Nov 20, 2003 at 9:22 PM

    Excellant page, fantastic albums, nice tips and great narration. Many many happy returns of the day.Wishing you a happy birthday and the best in future. Have a nice party tonight.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:25 AM

    Hey, just love the photo of Portland Head Light. Very nice. I enjoyed the information and great intro pictures too!;-)


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