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Jason and Melissa's Portland Insider Guide. Cheers!

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Jason and Melissa's Portland Insider Guide. Cheers!

Parks & Nature
Grab a coffee and sip it while you overlook the working waterfront from this park at the bottom of bracket street. Also great to see the view of the city lights over the water at night. We bring our dogs there!
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Harbor View Memorial Park
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Grab a coffee and sip it while you overlook the working waterfront from this park at the bottom of bracket street. Also great to see the view of the city lights over the water at night. We bring our dogs there!
At the top of the West End is where you can find this lovely promenade boasting the historic mansions of the city. You can walk along the promenade while enjoying the view of the city and historic houses below. Don’t be afraid to walk down some of the side streets near the promenade, you can see some pretty amazing historic properties designed by the famous John Calvin Stevens around the area.
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Western Promenade
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At the top of the West End is where you can find this lovely promenade boasting the historic mansions of the city. You can walk along the promenade while enjoying the view of the city and historic houses below. Don’t be afraid to walk down some of the side streets near the promenade, you can see some pretty amazing historic properties designed by the famous John Calvin Stevens around the area.
You can actually walk all the way here if you take the Eastern Trail that starts at the bottom of Harborview memorial park and continues down Commercial street. It's a small beach that is dog friendly during morning and evening hours.
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East End Beach
Eastern Promenade Trail
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You can actually walk all the way here if you take the Eastern Trail that starts at the bottom of Harborview memorial park and continues down Commercial street. It's a small beach that is dog friendly during morning and evening hours.
Our favorite beach in Maine. Be aware of the tide schedule because this is a hard spot to visit during high tide as the beach is completely underwater. However, this beach is absolutely stunning. Great surfing here as the waves get pretty big (for Maine!). With the tide schedule in mind, get there as early as possible so you can find a spot to park or take a taxi out there because the parking lot fills up fast and there is no street parking. Another idea is to get there right at 11am when the surfers are leaving and wait in the parking lot line to snag a spot in the lot.
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Higgins Beach
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Our favorite beach in Maine. Be aware of the tide schedule because this is a hard spot to visit during high tide as the beach is completely underwater. However, this beach is absolutely stunning. Great surfing here as the waves get pretty big (for Maine!). With the tide schedule in mind, get there as early as possible so you can find a spot to park or take a taxi out there because the parking lot fills up fast and there is no street parking. Another idea is to get there right at 11am when the surfers are leaving and wait in the parking lot line to snag a spot in the lot.
More of a walking trail than "hiking" but it is a 3.5 mile trail that encircles the back cove area of portland.
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Back Cove Trail
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More of a walking trail than "hiking" but it is a 3.5 mile trail that encircles the back cove area of portland.
If you look at the Portland Trails website, you'll find where to go to get to the hiking trail that follows the presumpscot river. It's an easy hike for all ages.
Presumpscot Falls
If you look at the Portland Trails website, you'll find where to go to get to the hiking trail that follows the presumpscot river. It's an easy hike for all ages.
This walking trail actually starts in the West End at the bottom of Harborview Memorial Park. Walk all the way down commercial street and keep going on the trail that takes you all the way to the East End Beach. If you start from the apartment, it's about a 5 mile walk roundtrip.
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Eastern Promenade Trail
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This walking trail actually starts in the West End at the bottom of Harborview Memorial Park. Walk all the way down commercial street and keep going on the trail that takes you all the way to the East End Beach. If you start from the apartment, it's about a 5 mile walk roundtrip.
If you love crowded beaches and a Jersey Shore-type beach pier, you should come see the craziness that is Old Orchard Beach. It is quite a scene here in the summer and is very touristy. They have a late night scene here with many bars on the pier and surrounding area as well.
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Old Orchard Beach Pier
2 Old Orchard Street
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If you love crowded beaches and a Jersey Shore-type beach pier, you should come see the craziness that is Old Orchard Beach. It is quite a scene here in the summer and is very touristy. They have a late night scene here with many bars on the pier and surrounding area as well.
A small beach but such a beautiful spot in South Portland. Dog friendly off leash from 7am-9am and 7pm - 9pm from May to October and off leash anytime after October.
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Willard Beach
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A small beach but such a beautiful spot in South Portland. Dog friendly off leash from 7am-9am and 7pm - 9pm from May to October and off leash anytime after October.
Take a walk around the pond during this short hike in South Portland. This place is very dog friendly. Dogs are allowed off leash at any time as long as they are under voice control. Plenty of places for the pooch to take a swim in the water as well.
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Hinckley Park
288 Highland Avenue
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Take a walk around the pond during this short hike in South Portland. This place is very dog friendly. Dogs are allowed off leash at any time as long as they are under voice control. Plenty of places for the pooch to take a swim in the water as well.
Casco Bay Lines Maine island ferry with service throughout Casco Bay from Portland. A scenic 20-minute ferry ride to Peaks island is boat loads of fun, and after renting bicycles right when you get off ferry you can do the island loop and breathe in the beautiful views. A great way to have a true Maine experience is to absorb a little island life. Finish your day with a lobster roll at the Cockeyed Gull restaurant while watching the sunset with Portland's working harbor as a back drop. Fantastic.
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Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal
Maine State Pier
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Casco Bay Lines Maine island ferry with service throughout Casco Bay from Portland. A scenic 20-minute ferry ride to Peaks island is boat loads of fun, and after renting bicycles right when you get off ferry you can do the island loop and breathe in the beautiful views. A great way to have a true Maine experience is to absorb a little island life. Finish your day with a lobster roll at the Cockeyed Gull restaurant while watching the sunset with Portland's working harbor as a back drop. Fantastic.
Food Scene
Portland is a world class culinary city. Enjoy!
$ - Portland’s oldest pub with friendly service. Serving breakfast all day and other standard pub fare. A real local’s hangout.
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Ruski's
212 Danforth Street
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$ - Portland’s oldest pub with friendly service. Serving breakfast all day and other standard pub fare. A real local’s hangout.
$ - This place is known for its breakfast sandwiches (our favorite is the #2). They serve the breakfast sandwiches all day but also offer lunch items. They have a great selection of wine and beer as well. You can sit inside and eat as well as a small picnic table outside.
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Ohno Cafe
87 Brackett Street
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$ - This place is known for its breakfast sandwiches (our favorite is the #2). They serve the breakfast sandwiches all day but also offer lunch items. They have a great selection of wine and beer as well. You can sit inside and eat as well as a small picnic table outside.
$ - Wood fired artisan pizza, friendly service, and an ice cream window outside is a great combination for a lovely dinner in the West End. Kid Friendly and they have $7 cheese pizza on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
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Bonobo
46 Pine Street
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$ - Wood fired artisan pizza, friendly service, and an ice cream window outside is a great combination for a lovely dinner in the West End. Kid Friendly and they have $7 cheese pizza on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
$$ - If you are in the mood for fried chicken – do not miss the skillet fried chicken at Figgy’s. They also make their own cookie ice cream sandwiches with a rotating selection of flavors. You can sit and eat outside on picnic tables or take the food home to eat.
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Figgy's Takeout and Catering
722B Congress St
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$$ - If you are in the mood for fried chicken – do not miss the skillet fried chicken at Figgy’s. They also make their own cookie ice cream sandwiches with a rotating selection of flavors. You can sit and eat outside on picnic tables or take the food home to eat.
$ - One of our favorite sandwich shops. If you are here on Saturday, do yourself a favor and go there to get some of their smoked ribs and/or chicken when it comes off the smoker at 12 noon. It is amazing. For sandwiches…you can’t really go wrong but the steak and cheese is the best in the city.
The Otherside Delicatessen
235 Vaughan St
$ - One of our favorite sandwich shops. If you are here on Saturday, do yourself a favor and go there to get some of their smoked ribs and/or chicken when it comes off the smoker at 12 noon. It is amazing. For sandwiches…you can’t really go wrong but the steak and cheese is the best in the city.
$ - A coffee shop and bakery serving coffee from beans roasted right here at their roasting facility in Portland. Hands down the most unique coffee in the city. They also have some amazing bakery items that change all the time. The loaded biscuit is amazing as well as their breakfast sandwiches on homemade biscuits. Get there early because they sell out fast.
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Tandem Coffee and Bakery
742 Congress Street
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$ - A coffee shop and bakery serving coffee from beans roasted right here at their roasting facility in Portland. Hands down the most unique coffee in the city. They also have some amazing bakery items that change all the time. The loaded biscuit is amazing as well as their breakfast sandwiches on homemade biscuits. Get there early because they sell out fast.
$$ - A dumpling house situated in a quaint neighborhood setting serving some delicious dumplings. They have half price dumplings from 2-4pm Wednesday - Friday and Happy hour from 4-6pm Wednesday – Friday. Kid Friendly and definitely worth a visit. We like the Asian Slaw and the Kung Pao chicken dumplings.
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Bao Bao Dumpling House
133 Spring Street
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$$ - A dumpling house situated in a quaint neighborhood setting serving some delicious dumplings. They have half price dumplings from 2-4pm Wednesday - Friday and Happy hour from 4-6pm Wednesday – Friday. Kid Friendly and definitely worth a visit. We like the Asian Slaw and the Kung Pao chicken dumplings.
$$ - This place has an incredible menu of ramen style noodles as well as a few sushi rolls. Try the Tokyo Abura or the Paitan. You can sit outside and people watch on Congress street or sit inside and watch the chefs prepare your meals. Kid friendly.
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Pai Men Miyake
188 State Street -200
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$$ - This place has an incredible menu of ramen style noodles as well as a few sushi rolls. Try the Tokyo Abura or the Paitan. You can sit outside and people watch on Congress street or sit inside and watch the chefs prepare your meals. Kid friendly.
$ - A successful venture of a food truck turned restaurant. This place serves awesome Mexican food for reasonable prices. Kid friendly for sure.
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Restaurante El Corazon
190 State St
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$ - A successful venture of a food truck turned restaurant. This place serves awesome Mexican food for reasonable prices. Kid friendly for sure.
$$ - This place is a Portland institution. Well known for its brunch menu but incredibly hard to get a table at. Go very early in the morning or around 1pm and you might have a better chance of getting in. Otherwise be prepared to wait 30 minutes to 1 hour for a table. Try any of the eggs benedict selections or the grilled cheese and tomato soup with a side of mac and cheese. They also make great fried green tomatoes. Kid friendly.
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Hot Suppa
703 Congress Street
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$$ - This place is a Portland institution. Well known for its brunch menu but incredibly hard to get a table at. Go very early in the morning or around 1pm and you might have a better chance of getting in. Otherwise be prepared to wait 30 minutes to 1 hour for a table. Try any of the eggs benedict selections or the grilled cheese and tomato soup with a side of mac and cheese. They also make great fried green tomatoes. Kid friendly.
$$ - Our favorite Thai restaurant serving authentic and creative Thai cuisine. Go ahead and try the Pad Thai – It’s unlike any other you’ve had. They do a great ½ price menu on Sunday nights after 10pm. You may also want to try the Thai Basil Tom Collins if you want a cocktail.
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Boda
671 Congress Street
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$$ - Our favorite Thai restaurant serving authentic and creative Thai cuisine. Go ahead and try the Pad Thai – It’s unlike any other you’ve had. They do a great ½ price menu on Sunday nights after 10pm. You may also want to try the Thai Basil Tom Collins if you want a cocktail.
$$ - A newer pizza joint serving wood fired pizza and other things like homemade meatballs to die for. They have plenty of indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio. They are open until 1am. Kid friendly.
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Lazzari
618 Congress St
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$$ - A newer pizza joint serving wood fired pizza and other things like homemade meatballs to die for. They have plenty of indoor seating as well as an outdoor patio. They are open until 1am. Kid friendly.
$$ - This is one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants. All the food is vegetarian or vegan and is Asian inspired.
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Green Elephant
608 Congress Street
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$$ - This is one of our favorite vegetarian restaurants. All the food is vegetarian or vegan and is Asian inspired.
$ - The other favorite vegetarian restaurant is local sprouts. This is a cooperative, community style restaurant that serves ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Lots of vegetarian/vegan options as well as meat options.
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Local Sprouts Co-op
649 Congress Street
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$ - The other favorite vegetarian restaurant is local sprouts. This is a cooperative, community style restaurant that serves ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Lots of vegetarian/vegan options as well as meat options.
$ - This is hands down our favorite beer brewery in Portland. It is also a pretty sweet place to hang out. You can get fried chicken from a chicken shack next door and eat it inside at the brewery. They do have a few tables outside as well. This is also a kid friendly place.
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Bissell Brothers Brewing Company
4 Thompsons Point
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$ - This is hands down our favorite beer brewery in Portland. It is also a pretty sweet place to hang out. You can get fried chicken from a chicken shack next door and eat it inside at the brewery. They do have a few tables outside as well. This is also a kid friendly place.
$$ - Right next to Bissell Brothers Brewery is this fine wine tasting room. The actual winery is up near Rockland, Maine but you can try all of their wines right here in Portland. Our favorite wine is called Ned Said Red. It is about $8 for a flight of wines and you can choose from reds, whites, or sparkling.
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Cellardoor Winery at The Point
4 Thompsons Point
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$$ - Right next to Bissell Brothers Brewery is this fine wine tasting room. The actual winery is up near Rockland, Maine but you can try all of their wines right here in Portland. Our favorite wine is called Ned Said Red. It is about $8 for a flight of wines and you can choose from reds, whites, or sparkling.
$$ - Okay so we really like sandwiches so this is another amazing sandwich shop in Monument square. They make their own bread and their sandwiches are pretty amazing. Try the Southwest or the Macintuscan. Sit outside in the square and watch the bustling city around you.
Sisters Gourmet Deli
15 Monument Way
$$ - Okay so we really like sandwiches so this is another amazing sandwich shop in Monument square. They make their own bread and their sandwiches are pretty amazing. Try the Southwest or the Macintuscan. Sit outside in the square and watch the bustling city around you.
$$ - A newer Korean restaurant already living up to the hype. Try it out!
Yobo
23 Forest Ave
$$ - A newer Korean restaurant already living up to the hype. Try it out!
$$$$ - The best Greek food you could imagine. We have been to Greece and this food is exactly like the most amazing food we had there. Try the whole sea bass flown in directly from Greece, it is to die for.
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Emilitsa
547 Congress Street
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$$$$ - The best Greek food you could imagine. We have been to Greece and this food is exactly like the most amazing food we had there. Try the whole sea bass flown in directly from Greece, it is to die for.
$$ - The best burger in town with the most outlandish combinations you could imagine…try having pizza as your burger bun or just get the regular burger. They are all amazingly delicious. This place can get really busy so try to go during off-hours or expect to wait upwards of 1 hour for a table. Kid friendly.
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Nosh Kitchen Bar
551 Congress Street
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$$ - The best burger in town with the most outlandish combinations you could imagine…try having pizza as your burger bun or just get the regular burger. They are all amazingly delicious. This place can get really busy so try to go during off-hours or expect to wait upwards of 1 hour for a table. Kid friendly.
$$ - Amazing dumplings and inventive fusion Chinese food. We like the Empire Egg roll (made with pastrami and cabbage), and the soup dumplings. This place can be quite busy as well but they take reservations for parties of 4 or more. Kid friendly.
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Empire Chinese Kitchen
575 Congress Street
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$$ - Amazing dumplings and inventive fusion Chinese food. We like the Empire Egg roll (made with pastrami and cabbage), and the soup dumplings. This place can be quite busy as well but they take reservations for parties of 4 or more. Kid friendly.
$$ - Amazing thin crust pizza that you can eat inside or have delivered for free. They have some pretty awesome pizza combinations such as potato, bacon, and scallion but they also have great vegetarian pizza like the butternut squash, ricotta, and cranberry. Kid friendly, of course.
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OTTO
576 Congress Street
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$$ - Amazing thin crust pizza that you can eat inside or have delivered for free. They have some pretty awesome pizza combinations such as potato, bacon, and scallion but they also have great vegetarian pizza like the butternut squash, ricotta, and cranberry. Kid friendly, of course.
$ - Stay away from the tourist trap that is The Portland Lobster Company and come here instead. This place has the best service and is more of a locals’ haunt that will be a much more satisfying experience. Their lobster rolls are authentically prepared just like we would make at home…a real Maine lobster roll. They are super kid friendly and have other things like chicken tenders and French fries. Try the bucket of clams or mussels as well.
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Gilberts Chowder House
92 Commercial Street
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$ - Stay away from the tourist trap that is The Portland Lobster Company and come here instead. This place has the best service and is more of a locals’ haunt that will be a much more satisfying experience. Their lobster rolls are authentically prepared just like we would make at home…a real Maine lobster roll. They are super kid friendly and have other things like chicken tenders and French fries. Try the bucket of clams or mussels as well.
$ - Try Portland’s oldest seafood joint right on the water. It seriously hasn’t changed in décor since the 70’s and that is what people love about it. They can be very busy so expect to wait for a table during peak hours. They have a few tables outside right on the water. Quite an experience and kid friendly.
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Js Oyster
5 Portland Pier
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$ - Try Portland’s oldest seafood joint right on the water. It seriously hasn’t changed in décor since the 70’s and that is what people love about it. They can be very busy so expect to wait for a table during peak hours. They have a few tables outside right on the water. Quite an experience and kid friendly.
$$$ - Our favorite Italian restaurant. They are known for their pesto pasta and it is downright amazing. Everything is made in house and they have a stellar crudo selection. We love to go there and sit at the bar and share some wine, a crudo plate, and a pasta. Perfecto. Kid Friendly.
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Solo Italiano
100 Commercial St
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$$$ - Our favorite Italian restaurant. They are known for their pesto pasta and it is downright amazing. Everything is made in house and they have a stellar crudo selection. We love to go there and sit at the bar and share some wine, a crudo plate, and a pasta. Perfecto. Kid Friendly.
$$$$ - This is Portland’s first fine dining establishment and has lived up to it’s fame for more than 30 years. This place serves rustic food that is simply prepared. Try their signature pork loin dish. They tend to be booked all summer so unless you have a reservation, we recommend showing up at 5pm when they open…they reserve 1/3 of their tables for walk-ins.
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Fore Street
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$$$$ - This is Portland’s first fine dining establishment and has lived up to it’s fame for more than 30 years. This place serves rustic food that is simply prepared. Try their signature pork loin dish. They tend to be booked all summer so unless you have a reservation, we recommend showing up at 5pm when they open…they reserve 1/3 of their tables for walk-ins.
$$$$ - The best fine dining seafood in Portland is found here. You can also sit outside on the cobblestone street and enjoy your meal – it is such a lovely place to dine. They also tend to be booked so make a reservation if you can or you might get lucky and snag a seat at their small bar. Get there early.
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Street & Co
33 Wharf St
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$$$$ - The best fine dining seafood in Portland is found here. You can also sit outside on the cobblestone street and enjoy your meal – it is such a lovely place to dine. They also tend to be booked so make a reservation if you can or you might get lucky and snag a seat at their small bar. Get there early.
$$$ - Serving Mediterranean food with a twist, this place is such a cool place to eat. It is underneath the Hyatt hotel and situated within all glass so you can watch the action of the old port as you dine. Ask for recommendations for food from the Chef, he’s amazing.
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Evo Kitchen + Bar
443 Fore St
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$$$ - Serving Mediterranean food with a twist, this place is such a cool place to eat. It is underneath the Hyatt hotel and situated within all glass so you can watch the action of the old port as you dine. Ask for recommendations for food from the Chef, he’s amazing.
$$$$ - For an inspiring dinner like you’ve never experienced, eat at Hugo’s. This place has won James Beard awards for it’s artistically prepared and delicious food. It is our favorite place to go for a celebration dinner. They organize their dinners into 7 course tasting menus that are absolutely amazing.
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Hugo's
88 Middle Street
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$$$$ - For an inspiring dinner like you’ve never experienced, eat at Hugo’s. This place has won James Beard awards for it’s artistically prepared and delicious food. It is our favorite place to go for a celebration dinner. They organize their dinners into 7 course tasting menus that are absolutely amazing.
$$$ - A very busy place with some unique seafood. Their lobster roll is pretty darn good and their oysters are awesome. There tends to be very long lines here for tables so either show up right when they open or late in the afternoon for a late lunch and you’ll have a better chance of getting in.
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Eventide Oyster Co.
86 Middle Street
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$$$ - A very busy place with some unique seafood. Their lobster roll is pretty darn good and their oysters are awesome. There tends to be very long lines here for tables so either show up right when they open or late in the afternoon for a late lunch and you’ll have a better chance of getting in.
$$$ - This is such a cool place that serves Asian inspired cuisine. Try the fried bread with Uni butter.
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The Honey Paw
78 Middle St
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$$$ - This is such a cool place that serves Asian inspired cuisine. Try the fried bread with Uni butter.
$$ - Yes, their fries are fried in duck fat and they are delicious. They also serve some tasty panini’s. Kid friendly for sure.
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Duckfat
43 Middle Street
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$$ - Yes, their fries are fried in duck fat and they are delicious. They also serve some tasty panini’s. Kid friendly for sure.
$ - This is an Italian grocery store but they also have some amazing muffuletta sandwiches and Sicilian style slab pizza that is so good you won’t know what to do with yourself.
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Micucci Grocery Store
45 India St
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$ - This is an Italian grocery store but they also have some amazing muffuletta sandwiches and Sicilian style slab pizza that is so good you won’t know what to do with yourself.
$$$$ - This is the sister restaurant to Pai Men Miyake and this place serves more upscale versions of sushi. Try the chef’s tasting menu.
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Miyake
468 Fore Street
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$$$$ - This is the sister restaurant to Pai Men Miyake and this place serves more upscale versions of sushi. Try the chef’s tasting menu.
$$ - The best sushi rolls in Portland. Kid friendly and they have a really sweet outdoor dining area with a waterfall and Japanese garden.
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Yosaku
1 Danforth Street
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$$ - The best sushi rolls in Portland. Kid friendly and they have a really sweet outdoor dining area with a waterfall and Japanese garden.
$$$ - An amazing restaurant serving small plates and craft cocktails. We like the boozy punch bowls they serve but their food is really phenomenal. It gets very busy here so expect to wait upwards of an hour or more for a table during peak hours.
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Central Provisions
414 Fore Street
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$$$ - An amazing restaurant serving small plates and craft cocktails. We like the boozy punch bowls they serve but their food is really phenomenal. It gets very busy here so expect to wait upwards of an hour or more for a table during peak hours.
$ - This is a legendary donut place serving potato donuts that are so delicious you won’t regret coming here.
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The Holy Donut
7 Exchange Street
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$ - This is a legendary donut place serving potato donuts that are so delicious you won’t regret coming here.
$ - The best bread bakery in Portland. They also serve some pastries. You can find their bread at most of the local restaurants and the markets around town. We like to get up early and walk here from our house on Brackett st to get a croissant for breakfast. To walk there, go to the Harborview Memorial Park and take the pathway to commercial street. Follow commercial street until you get to the bakery on the left!
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Standard Baking Co
75 Commercial Street
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$ - The best bread bakery in Portland. They also serve some pastries. You can find their bread at most of the local restaurants and the markets around town. We like to get up early and walk here from our house on Brackett st to get a croissant for breakfast. To walk there, go to the Harborview Memorial Park and take the pathway to commercial street. Follow commercial street until you get to the bakery on the left!
$$ - Hands down the best smoothies and juice we have ever had. Their smoothie bowls are amazing…try the ‘summer’ smoothie bowl or their homemade nut milks like the chocolate almond milk.
BLAKE ORCHARD JUICERY
19 Exchange St
$$ - Hands down the best smoothies and juice we have ever had. Their smoothie bowls are amazing…try the ‘summer’ smoothie bowl or their homemade nut milks like the chocolate almond milk.
$ - The best bagels in the city are found here.
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Union Bagel Company
147 Cumberland Avenue
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$ - The best bagels in the city are found here.
$$ - A vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant that is also super kid friendly. It is quite an experience at this funky place. They do have meat options as well and they have outdoor seating.
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Silly's
40 Washington Avenue
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$$ - A vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant that is also super kid friendly. It is quite an experience at this funky place. They do have meat options as well and they have outdoor seating.
$$$ - A tapas restaurant that is amazing. Pushing culinary boundaries.
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Lolita
90 Congress Street
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$$$ - A tapas restaurant that is amazing. Pushing culinary boundaries.
$$ - A Portland legend well known for their brunch. It is a French style place so try the croque madame.
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The Front Room
73 Congress Street
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$$ - A Portland legend well known for their brunch. It is a French style place so try the croque madame.
$$ - Inventive hot dogs and tater tots among other sandwiches make this place a must try. They serve food until 1am, great for late nights out in the old port!
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Blue Rooster Food Co.
5 Dana Street
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$$ - Inventive hot dogs and tater tots among other sandwiches make this place a must try. They serve food until 1am, great for late nights out in the old port!
$ - 6 dollar grass fed burger and several Bissell Brothers Brewing Co beers on tap...yes please. Sit outside on the cobblestone streets and enjoy your burger and beer.
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Portland Mash Tun
29 Wharf St
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$ - 6 dollar grass fed burger and several Bissell Brothers Brewing Co beers on tap...yes please. Sit outside on the cobblestone streets and enjoy your burger and beer.
$$ - Elite eatery with to die for bagels. Try the lox bagel.
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Rose Foods
428 Forest Ave
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$$ - Elite eatery with to die for bagels. Try the lox bagel.
$$ - Everything that is baked they have it, and it's top shelf.
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Big Sky Bread Company
536 Deering Avenue
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$$ - Everything that is baked they have it, and it's top shelf.
$$ - Southern breakfast with fuss - a hip breakfast spot that does not disappoint.
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Bayou Kitchen
543 Deering Avenue
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$$ - Southern breakfast with fuss - a hip breakfast spot that does not disappoint.
$$ - An upscale diner with inexpensive eats. No one is disappointed ever when you bring them here. A slice of Americana.
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Woodford Food & Beverage
660 Forest Ave
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$$ - An upscale diner with inexpensive eats. No one is disappointed ever when you bring them here. A slice of Americana.
$ - A Portland institution that boasts the most beers on tap of any restaurant in Portland. Life is definitely good here, with an outdoor patio with ring toss in the summer.
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The Great Lost Bear
540 Forest Avenue
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$ - A Portland institution that boasts the most beers on tap of any restaurant in Portland. Life is definitely good here, with an outdoor patio with ring toss in the summer.
$ - Best quick and easy lunch in Portland with gargantuan delicious comfort food. All hot and ready, a blue collar hot spot with cheap eats.
Punky's
186 Brighton Avenue
$ - Best quick and easy lunch in Portland with gargantuan delicious comfort food. All hot and ready, a blue collar hot spot with cheap eats.
$$ - Great pad thai, drunken noodles, and my favorite: pineapple fried rice. Also a bulk food Asian market where the prices can't be beat!
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Vientiane Market
157 Noyes St
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$$ - Great pad thai, drunken noodles, and my favorite: pineapple fried rice. Also a bulk food Asian market where the prices can't be beat!
$$$ - Small Italian restaurant, but they make up for size with service and incredible food. Romantic and a true Portland institution.
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JP's Bistro
496 Woodford Street
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$$$ - Small Italian restaurant, but they make up for size with service and incredible food. Romantic and a true Portland institution.
$$$ - World class dining in the heart of the West End. Reservations are a must but prepare to be delighted with this Spanish fusion gem.
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CHAVAL
58 Pine St
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$$$ - World class dining in the heart of the West End. Reservations are a must but prepare to be delighted with this Spanish fusion gem.
Essentials - right down the street!
$$$ - This is an amazing curated neighborhood market and restaurant where you can buy fine wines/beer, sandwiches, pastries, and other sundries. The restaurantserves continental European cuisine and will have indoor and outdoor seating. Real close to you too!
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Little Giant
211 Danforth St
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$$$ - This is an amazing curated neighborhood market and restaurant where you can buy fine wines/beer, sandwiches, pastries, and other sundries. The restaurantserves continental European cuisine and will have indoor and outdoor seating. Real close to you too!
$$$ - If you are needing some more substantial groceries, you can come to Rosemont. They have a great selection of local produce and other grocery items, a deli with meat and cheeses, and a great wine and beer selection.
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Rosemont Market & Bakery
40 Pine Street
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$$$ - If you are needing some more substantial groceries, you can come to Rosemont. They have a great selection of local produce and other grocery items, a deli with meat and cheeses, and a great wine and beer selection.
Everything Else
If you follow the Western Promenade all the way to the end, you will start to go down a hill where the Western Cemetery is located. It is Portland’s second oldest cemetery where you will find stones dating back to the 1700’s
Western Cemetery
If you follow the Western Promenade all the way to the end, you will start to go down a hill where the Western Cemetery is located. It is Portland’s second oldest cemetery where you will find stones dating back to the 1700’s
If you are looking for a spa treatment - visit the spa at the Regency Hotel. It boasts the whole experience with slippers, robes, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi!
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
20 Milk Street
If you are looking for a spa treatment - visit the spa at the Regency Hotel. It boasts the whole experience with slippers, robes, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi!
If you need a manicure/pedicure while you are here - studio one has the best nail services complete with massage chairs to sit in!
Studio One Ltd
151 Middle St
If you need a manicure/pedicure while you are here - studio one has the best nail services complete with massage chairs to sit in!
Sightseeing
The view from the Eastern promenade can not be beat. With sweeping views of the ocean and the islands off the shore of Portland, this is a must see. Grab a sandwich from one of the sandwich shops above and take a trip over there to have a picnic.
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Eastern Promenade
510 Eastern Promenade
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The view from the Eastern promenade can not be beat. With sweeping views of the ocean and the islands off the shore of Portland, this is a must see. Grab a sandwich from one of the sandwich shops above and take a trip over there to have a picnic.
If you want to visit an iconic lighthouse, take a bike ride or short drive to this stunning place. There is a little lobster shack to grab some food next to the crashing waves of the ocean.
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Portland Head Lighthouse
12 Captain Strout Cir
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If you want to visit an iconic lighthouse, take a bike ride or short drive to this stunning place. There is a little lobster shack to grab some food next to the crashing waves of the ocean.
Take the ferry to this island and rent bicycles or a golf cart once you are there. Ride all the way around the island and see some of the most stunning views of the islands off the coast. There are a couple places to eat right when you get off the ferry that are really great and boast stunning views.
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ピークス島
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Take the ferry to this island and rent bicycles or a golf cart once you are there. Ride all the way around the island and see some of the most stunning views of the islands off the coast. There are a couple places to eat right when you get off the ferry that are really great and boast stunning views.
Visit the lighthouse here in Cape Elizabeth and then share some lobster rolls as the waves of the ocean crash into the rocks below.
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Two Lights State Park
7 Tower Drive
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Visit the lighthouse here in Cape Elizabeth and then share some lobster rolls as the waves of the ocean crash into the rocks below.
Visit the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater here in South Portland. It's a fun walk out on the breakwater and you get stunning views of the Portland harbor.
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Bug Light Park
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Visit the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater here in South Portland. It's a fun walk out on the breakwater and you get stunning views of the Portland harbor.
This walkway can be accessed from the apartment if you walk down to Harborview Memorial park and continue to where State street meets York street to access the bridge. There is a walkway that will take you across the bridge and you can pick up the greenbelt from there. It's a nice walk through some paved walkways if you go right off the bridge or if you go left, it will take you all the way to Bug Light Park where you can have a picnic on the water and walk the breakwater pathway to the lighthouse. This trail is also suitable for bikes.
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Greenbelt Walkway
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This walkway can be accessed from the apartment if you walk down to Harborview Memorial park and continue to where State street meets York street to access the bridge. There is a walkway that will take you across the bridge and you can pick up the greenbelt from there. It's a nice walk through some paved walkways if you go right off the bridge or if you go left, it will take you all the way to Bug Light Park where you can have a picnic on the water and walk the breakwater pathway to the lighthouse. This trail is also suitable for bikes.
Wonderful 3.5 mile loop around Back Cove. Family friendly and a runner's paradise. Beautiful!
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Baxter Boulevard
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Wonderful 3.5 mile loop around Back Cove. Family friendly and a runner's paradise. Beautiful!
Arts & Culture
With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine
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ポートランド美術館
7 Congress Square
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With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine
A cool interactive children's museum worth visiting.
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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
142 Free Street
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A cool interactive children's museum worth visiting.
This is a really cool history museum that is right next to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house...yes, the actual house he grew up in. Take a walk in the gardens for free or pay a small fee to see the museum exhibits.
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Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House
489 Congress Street
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This is a really cool history museum that is right next to the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow house...yes, the actual house he grew up in. Take a walk in the gardens for free or pay a small fee to see the museum exhibits.
You can climb the stairs to the top of the observatory and see all of Portland. Some history lessons about Portland are offered by the guides on the way to the top. It does cost a small fee.
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ポートランド天文台
138 Congress Street
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You can climb the stairs to the top of the observatory and see all of Portland. Some history lessons about Portland are offered by the guides on the way to the top. It does cost a small fee.
Entertainment & Activities
A sweet movie theater that is affordable and has a unique city-feel.
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Patriot Cinemas (Nickelodeon Cinemas)
1 Temple Street
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A sweet movie theater that is affordable and has a unique city-feel.
Fun spot that mixes drinks and lets you play arcade games
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Arcadia National Bar
24 Preble Street
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Fun spot that mixes drinks and lets you play arcade games
Pretty self explanatory...kids love this place...and so do adults.
Get Air Trampoline Park
921 Riverside Street
Pretty self explanatory...kids love this place...and so do adults.
Catch a game of the Portland Sea dogs...they are so much fun to watch and it is so much fun for kids!
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Portland Sea Dogs
271 Park Avenue
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Catch a game of the Portland Sea dogs...they are so much fun to watch and it is so much fun for kids!
Sweet upscale bowling alley with a rooftop deck for viewing the bay and city.
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Bayside Bowl
58 Alder Street
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Sweet upscale bowling alley with a rooftop deck for viewing the bay and city.
Need to get a yoga class in while you're here? Try Greener Postures, they are a heated yoga studio with the most fantastic teachers we have ever met. Nice and gentle yoga for the most part that won't leave you feeling like you just ran a marathon.
Greener Postures Yoga
740 Broadway St
Need to get a yoga class in while you're here? Try Greener Postures, they are a heated yoga studio with the most fantastic teachers we have ever met. Nice and gentle yoga for the most part that won't leave you feeling like you just ran a marathon.
Interesting variety of programs appealing to all ages. One of Portland's best-kept secrets -- great for a rainy day with the kids.
Southworth Planetarium
70 Falmouth Street
Interesting variety of programs appealing to all ages. One of Portland's best-kept secrets -- great for a rainy day with the kids.