When In Portland...

Whether you're in town as part of a wedding party, on vacation, or visiting family, here is a list of things to do and places to go in the beautiful and ever-growing city of Portland. 

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Trip to Peaks Island: 

Once known as the Coney Island of Maine, and later an important WW II outpost, Peaks Island today is a neighborhood within the city of Portland. Home to artists, retirees, commuters of all sorts and a substantial summer population, Peaks Island boasts a small town feel with unparalleled ocean views and access. Fourteen daily departures (20 minutes one way) from Portland make Peaks an ideal, family friendly destination.

Find more info HERE.


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Visit the Old Port: 

Welcome to Downtown Portland! At first glance you will see a historic seacoast town with a working waterfront representing Maine’s roots in a robust fishing community. But take a second look and you will also find a vibrant community of small business owners whose stores, galleries and restaurants represent the true heart of what it means to be a Mainer: hard work, fine craftsmanship and pride in representing our unique state. Maine’s largest city (but still quaint by most standards) boasts plenty of fine art, award-winning chefs and some of the best shopping experiences where you can support independent stores.

Find more info HERE


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Craft Beer:

Since 1986, Maine has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Maine is home to over 80 breweries which produce hundreds of beers; from juicy New England IPA’s to rich, malty English ales, stouts, porters, sours, Belgian ales, farmhouse ales, goses, gruits, crisp lagers and everything in between. Wherever you travel in Maine, you’ll find locally made ales and lagers that are fresh, unique and sure to please.

Find more info HERE.


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Concerts:

The Creative Economy is alive and well in Portland! There is something happening every day of the week in Downtown: Live music, plays, ballet, open mic nights and more. Check out our great venues below!

Venues include:


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Bayside Bowl:

Bayside Bowl is a one-of-a-kind bowling center located in downtown Portland, Maine. They take their bowling seriously and have 20 USBC sanctioned lanes of ten-pin bowling, as well as award-winning food and craft cocktails. Their rooftop deck boasts expansive city skyline views and food served from a 1960s airstream.

Find more info HERE.


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Portland Museum of Art:

The Portland Museum of Art strives to engage audiences in a dialogue about the relevance of art and culture to our everyday lives and is committed to the stewardship and growth of the collection.

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Portland, Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

Find more info HERE


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Portland Sea Dogs:

The Portland Sea Dogs are a Minor League Baseball team based in Portland, Maine, that currently plays in the Eastern League. Established in 1994, the Sea Dogs are the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Find more info HERE.


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Portland Head Light:

Cape Elizabeth is the home of Portland Head Light. Situated along the spectacular shores of Fort Williams Park, at 1000 Shore Road, the popular landmark is owned and managed by the Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The Park is open year round from sunrise to sunset.

Find more info HERE.


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Portland Stage:

Portland Stage, Maine’s largest fully professional, non-profit theater, is committed to providing the finest productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England. Founded in 1974 as the Profile Theater, Portland

Find more info HERE.


Don't forget lunch at Aurora! :)