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Portland Area Guide

A short boat ride transports you to historic Old Port District of Portland. The working waterfront is one of the oldest still intact. Now, also home to world class arts, shopping and dining, there is truly something for everyone.


Prior to the Spanish-American War, Diamond Cove was once an artist's retreat welcoming the visitors such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Today, Portland is a hub of art galleries, theaters, shops and art studios.

Portland Museum of Art – The PMA is home to wonderful exhibitions and educational programs that inspire all ages. The collection holds over 18,000 works of art including pieces by Renoir, Andy Warhol, and Winslow Homer. On exhibit through August 12th, you'll find “Under Pressure” – Art from the 1980's

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Maine College of Art – Located in the heart of the Art's District and home to The Institute of Contemporary Art, which rotates innovative public programming and cutting-edge exhibitions

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Merrill Auditorium - Built in 1912, the Merrill Auditorium is Portland's prime performing arts theater. Home to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, The Maine State Ballet, and many travelling performances not to miss.

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The Maine State Pier – Located at 56 Commercial Street, the Maine State Pier brings numerous waterfront concerts to the community throughout the summer months.

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Hundreds of bespoke shops line the streets of The Old Port. Whether you're looking to pack-up local seafood, find a gift for loved ones back home, or to purchase a luxurious Maine-made piece, you'll find it all within walking distance to the ferry terminal

Harbor Fish Market -This historic Old Port fish market offers a wide selection of local seafood. They'll even pack it up for a long trip home!

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Lisa Marie's Made in Maine – A selection of gifts, home goods, jewelry and pottery from local Maine artisans

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Angela Adams – The Portland based luxury home designer offers contemporary keepsakes such as handcrafted rugs and home décor Learn More

A full listing of Portland shops can be found here


Continuously ranked one of America's top cities for Craft Beer, the Greater Portland area is home to the majority of Maine's 80+ craft breweries

Maine Beer Company - Located 20 minutes north of Portland, the Maine Beer Company is considered to be a pioneer in Maine's craft brewing scene. Known for their juicy IPA's and community involvement, their Freeport tasting room is not to be missed

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Allagash - Open since 1995, Allagash is considered Maine's original craft beer. The tasting room and tours operate 7 days a week. Tour reservations are strongly recommended

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The Maine Brew Bus - A dedicated driver and tour guide leads you through an all-inclusive tour through a selection of Maine's most sought-after breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Advanced tickets are required.

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Summer in Maine is not complete without The Sea Dogs. Portland's double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox play 70 home games between May and August. Cheer on the Sea Dogs from the Green Monster seats at their West End Stadium, Haddlock Field!

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Maine Mammoths – Join the Maine Mammoths, members of The National Arena League, in their 2018 inaugural season. Indoor arena football games are played at The Cross Insurance Arena from May through August

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