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Things to do in Portland

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the PMA is the cultural heart of Portland. -5 minute walk.”
  • 149 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“For you fancies that want the atmosphere for more expensive seafood with a ton of variety of oysters.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“One of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. You will enjoy your time here. The park is wonderful to spend an afternoon, get a bite or see Casco Bay sites. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great place for bagels. People literally drop from all over and buy them by the trash bag to throw in their freezer.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Pool Hall
“The historical Old Port located in Down Town Portland is a wonderful place to visit and explore”
  • 93 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with an historic lighthouse. Be sure to do the cliff walk. You may even see lobster fishers pulling their traps.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern cafe in a converted 1960s gas station serving house-roasted coffees, pastries & sandwiches.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“OPEN UNTIL12:45 AM!! Try the calamari and the brussel sprouts, my favorites! Also really great sticky coconut rice dessert:))”
  • 71 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Sit-down sandwich shop & cafe in the Old Port known for its Belgian-style fries & delicious milkshakes. Very trendy & guaranteed to be busy in the summertime.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Baseball Field
“Great afternoon to take a ferry out to a beautiful Island. You will catch this ferry in the Old Port in Portland, ME. ”
  • 83 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bar
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“Enjoyable in the evenings. Sometimes have folk music nights. Call to inquire. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Museum
“A cool lighthouse looking structure on Munjoy Hill. Cool history and great views.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Go for happy hour. The ribs are great. Don't forget to save room for the bread pudding. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Brewery
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“I don’t even drink beer but it’s a fun place to walk around, many breweries and food trucks in the same area”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“must call ahead for the busy season as the wait time is usually 30-60+ mins.”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“For you fancies that want the atmosphere for more expensive seafood with a ton of variety of oysters.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“OPEN UNTIL12:45 AM!! Try the calamari and the brussel sprouts, my favorites! Also really great sticky coconut rice dessert:))”
  • 71 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Sit-down sandwich shop & cafe in the Old Port known for its Belgian-style fries & delicious milkshakes. Very trendy & guaranteed to be busy in the summertime.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 69 locals recommend
Bar
“Enjoyable in the evenings. Sometimes have folk music nights. Call to inquire. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Go for happy hour. The ribs are great. Don't forget to save room for the bread pudding. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Restaurant
“must call ahead for the busy season as the wait time is usually 30-60+ mins.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I mean isn't that why you are traveling to Maine? Best lobster roll in town: Summer = Portland Lobster Company. Other 3 seasons: Eventide and High Roller.🦞”
  • 64 locals recommend

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