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Plan Your Portland Vacation
Maine's largest city is considered small by national standards—its population is just 64,000—but its character, spirit, and appeal make it feel much larger. In fact, it is a cultural and economic center for a metropolitan area of 230,000 residents—almost one-quarter of Maine's entire population. Over the past several years it's landed on a number of lists of the best places to live in and travel to. Portland and its environs are well worth at least a day or two of exploration.
As Portland's popularity as a vacation destination has increased, so have its options for overnight visitors. Though several large hotels—geared toward...read more
Portland is blessed with exceptional restaurants rivaling those of a far larger city: in 2009 Bon Appétit declared it America's "Foodiest Small Town." Fresh...read more
Things To Do in Portland
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
To experience the city's busy shoreline and grand views of Casco Bay, walkers, runners, and cyclists head out on the 2.1-mile Eastern Prom Trail... Read more
One of the nation's microbrew hotbeds, Maine is home to more than 30 breweries, and several of the larger ones—Allagash, Geary's, and Shipyard—are... Read more
If it's your first time to the Maine Coast, it won't be long before you stumble upon the famous and quintessential seaside eatery, the lobster... Read more
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I've spent the past two months writing, narrating, and editing together this traditionally styled travelogue about a ridiculous loop drive (done traditionally as well: byways, no GPS, no hotels) in a ridiculous Read more