"A beautiful town seated by the sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Portland by Jefie

Portland Travel Guide: 342 reviews and 602 photos

With a population of about 70,000, it can be hard to believe that Portland is the state's biggest city, but that's Maine for you! For such a small city, however, it sure has a lot to offer: arts, history and nature come together in this "beautiful town that is seated by the sea", as Portland native Henry Wardsworth Longfellow once described it. No wonder it made it on Frommer's list of Top 10 world destinations for 2007! So if you do plan on visiting Portland, just make to stay for a few days. I made the silly mistake of stopping by Portland for one day in August - three weeks later I was back for a fun and relaxing long weekend in a la New England!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet and beautiful, perfect for a relaxing and fun getaway
  • Cons:Some might find it a bit too quiet
  • In a nutshell:One of the jewels of New England
  • Last visit to Portland: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 13, 2007
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  • Mar 22, 2008 at 7:22 AM

    Nice page about Portland!

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    Feb 5, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    I'm very sad to say that Granny's closed earlier this year. It was a Portland staple for 10 years, so hopefully they'll re-open in a new location soon.

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    Nov 13, 2007 at 5:04 PM

    Brian Boru's - Hey Way To Go!!! Great page and edible restaurant tips. Portland is definitely a must do again - only one day last time :( Cheers, John.

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    Sep 30, 2007 at 6:54 PM

    Oh, thaaaat Portland! Nice page Isa!

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    Sep 20, 2007 at 8:11 AM

    Wow, Isa, I had to give you 5-stars all the way for this gem of a page! I can't believe that I've whizzed past this city countless times on I-95 as I headed for 'bigger and better' places!


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