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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.
Brewery
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“Go for a beer (or four!!)and a tour of this rustic brewery. Get yourself a 3 oz beer for $2 each! I also personally love how they have a food truck to supplement the drinks. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Eclectic restaurant serving small plates & cocktails in a rustic, brick-walled setting. One of my top 5 favorites. If you stay with us, do ask for a little seating tip that almost guarantees a table.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Popular Concert & Theater Venue in Portland, ME (check out website for current performances)”
  • 46 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Old school vibes where locals and hipster transplants coexist. I stand by the cocktails and food”
  • 48 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Right across the street From the museum! A great place to eat dim sum. Try the green beans, eggplant or honey/walnut shrimp with a nice cozy bowl of ramen:)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Rising Tide is the anchor of the East Bayside brewery/tasting room scene. They have a great warehouse-style indoor area with bay doors that open up in the summer, and a large outdoor area with plenty of seating and outdoor games. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Family-owned bakery offering a diverse array of daily breads & sweets, plus breakfast pastries. 14 min walk”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Cute little light house with a park next to it. Great place to sit and contemplate. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“They offer many trips to the various islands off of Portland. Short 20 minute trips on the local mail boat or cruises at sunset, or other trips to various islands. Chebegue and Peaks island has restaurants and icecream shops to visit as well as beaches.”
  • 65 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Eclectic locally-sourced food, fun atmosphere, great for kids. Note: Silly's is a bit cozy so if you are travelling with a big stroller or lot of cargo they may not have room.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
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“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“The Eastern Promenade is accessible on foot or by bike via the Portland Trails network which goes around back cove. The Eastern Promenade is home to East End Beach (a rocky beach) and a large park set on a hill overlooking the ocean. A great place to fly kites, picinic or just relax and enjoy the view.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Hosts over 140 stores, restaurants and theaters. Great place for a rainy day. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Island
“Just 5 mins outside of Portland, but you feel like you’re miles away. A great, easy walking path with lots of great views!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food. 20 minute drive from our location into the Old Port area of Portland”
  • 50 locals recommend
Route
“Breath-taking views and a busy little peninsula full of Portland Hipsters and families. A park setting with trails, a public beach, and lots of places to search for seaglass, also a scenic train rides available too”
  • 60 locals recommend