Portland Maine Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Portland Maine; our list of the best things to see, including Old Port, Company C and Cumberland County Civic Center.
  • next to Casco Bay. The Old Port is filled with neat shops, restaurants, and cafes, and has something of a European feel to it thanks to its many narrow cobbled streets and old brick buildings. Go here to shop and eat at both high-end and casual, local establishments. The Old Port is a great place to take a walk and smell the ocean air.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Company C

    Company C

    123 Commercial St
    M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM. This home furnishings and decor store sells rugs bedding, and more, all featuring colorful and fun textures and fabrics
    Downtown
  • Cumberland County Civic Center

    Cumberland County Civic Center

    Middle Street
    Box Office: 9:30 to 5:30. The main event space in Portland, this 6,733 seat arena host concerts, expositions, and the Portland Pirates, the minor league affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Gorgeous Gelato

    Gorgeous Gelato

    434 Fore St
    Mon - Wed 10am- 9pm, Thur - Sun 10am-11pm. Great authentic gelato, Lavazza espresso and Italian hot chocolate. The owners are a very friendly couple from Milan.
    Downtown
  • Fetch

    Fetch

    195 Commercial St
    M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM. Portland's original dog & cat supply. Large selection of dog collars, pet clothing, and other fun, high quality products. Profits help animals & the environment.
    Downtown
  • Edgecomb Potters Gallery

    Edgecomb Potters Gallery

    49 Exchange St
    Offers fine pottery, jewelry, art & American crafts.
    Downtown
  • Cross Jewelers

    Cross Jewelers

    570 Congress St
    M-F 9:30AM-5PM (Th until 8PM). A fine retail jewelry store that has been owned in Portland for over 100 years. Sells diamonds & colored-gem jewelry, plus Maine-mined tourmalines.
    Downtown
  • Novare Res Bier Cafe

    Novare Res Bier Cafe

    4 Canal Plaza Ste 1
    The place in Portland for Beer. 300+ bottles, 25 Constantly rotating taps with rare beers, single malt scotch, wines, tequila, meats, cheeses, and small plates. Novare Res features a large expansive deck with table service, a large bar area, proper glassware, and a cozy brick building basement feel.
    Downtown
  • Victoria Mansion

    109 Danforth St
    Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House, is the finest example of residential design from the pre-Civil War era in America. With superb architecture and well-preserved original interiors that were among the most lavish and sophisticated in their day, it is an unparalleled document of America’s highest aspirations in architecture, interior design, and the decorative arts. $10/$3.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Casco Bay Lines

    56 Commercial St
    Taking a tour of Casco Bay on the ferry is a great way to enjoy Portland from a different perspective. In addition to fishing vessels and cargo and tanker ships, during the Spring and Summer months many sailboats, yachts, and cruise ships provide enjoyment.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Lucky Catch Lobster Cruise

    170 Commercial St
    Go on a lobster boat for a 2 hour cruise. You can help bait the traps, throw the traps overboard and more. Great for kids.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Happy Wheels

    a roller-skating rink
  • D. Cole Jewelers

    10 Exchange St
    Extensive collection of handcrafted jewelery in platinum, gold & silver. 5 jewelers for custom designs.
    Downtown
  • Stroudwater Village

    just west of the Portland peninsula is one of Maine's oldest
  • Caravan Beads

    915 Forest Ave
    One of New England's largest retail bead stores offering free use of worktables and tools and friendly assistance from the experienced staff. Carries a large selection of Miyuki seed beads, gemstones, freshwater pearls, czech glass, Swarovski crystal, and lots more.
    Deering Center
  • Children's Museum of Maine

    142 Free St
    Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM (also M in summer); Su Noon-5PM. Located next to the Museum of Art, this Museum features 3 stories of interactive exhibits, including "Our Town", an area with an interactive grocery store, farm, vet, firetruck, and more, and the "Explore Floor", which includes "LL Bear's Discovery Woods" and a mini planetarium. At the top of the building is the Camera Obscura, which offers panoramic views of the city and teaches children about light. $8.
    Downtown food nearby
  • The Gallery at Toby Rosenberg Pottery

    293 Read St
    Showcases a full selection of fine Judaica as well as many bowl, pitcher and tray forms of sculptural pottery. Carries an ever changing eclectric variety of Maine artists and craftsmen, including the photography of Michael Barriault.
    North Deering
  • Simply Scandinavian

    Market St
    and Exchange St. Two stores that sell only Scandinavian food, clothing, toys, books, art, decorations, etc.
    Downtown
  • Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

    170 Commercial St
    Narrated Trolley Tours of Portland and Lighthouse Cruises of Casco Bay. Let our informative guides take you from city streets to rocky coast while showing you the best of Portland and Casco Bay!
    Downtown
  • Portland Schooner Company

    40 Commercial St
    During the summer months you can purchase tickets on the Maine State Pier, right next to the ferry. From 2-hour sails to overnight charters.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    58 Fore St
    Train Schedule On the hour, 10 - 3 May - Oct: Daily Nov - Feb: Closed/Special Mar - Apr: Weekends. Train Tickets – All Day Adults - $10; Seniors - $9 Children - $6 (age 3 - 12) Under 3 yrs - free Includes Museum.. Displays vintage locomotives and offers scenic trips along the waterfront.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Decorum

    231 Commercial St
    Quality restoration, renovation, or new kitchen, bath, door & cabinet hardware, and unique home accessories.
    Downtown
  • Portland Observatory

    138 Congress St
    Memorial Day to Columbus Day, Daily 10-5PM. Built in 1807, this National Historic Landmark is the only existing historic maritime signal station in the United States. Educational tours are offered at the 65 foot tower, or you can climb to the top on your own. Either way, you get great views of the waterfront. $7/$5.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Portland Museum of Art

    7 Congress Sq
    Tu-Th, Sa Su 10AM-5PM, F 10AM-9PM. Memorial Day-Columbus Day: also M 10AM-5PM. Consisting of the historic McLellan House, the L.D.M. Sweat Galleries, and the I.M. Pei Designed Payson building, this museum houses a large collection of Winslow Homer works, as well as 17,000 sculptures, paintings, and objects from the 18th-century onwards. $10, $8 Seniors/Students, $4 Ages 6-17, under 6 are free
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Fore River Gallery

    613 Congress St
    A fine art gallery displaying the works of the Elizabeth Marks and Mike Marks. A wide range of artwork is displayed; from paintings, ceramic wall hangings, to metalsmithing and jewelry. It's near the intersection of High Street and Congress Street, diagonally from the Portland Museum of Art.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Great Lost Bear

    Great Lost Bear

    540 Forest Avenue
    The Great Lost Bear has become a Portland institution since opening in 1979. The “Bear” is located about two miles from Portland’s touristy Old Port but well worth the journey across town to the Mysterious Woodford’s Area. The Great Lost Bear features an enormous eclectic menu with something for everyone: from hearty, spicy junk food to a large vegetarian selection, from steaks, salads and All American Burgers to award winning, wicked gooey desserts… all served in an entertaining atmosphere.
    Oakdale
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