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Best things to do in Portland

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“Get a great view of Portland's Old Port from this South Portland park, and walk out to the small lighthouse. ”
41local recommendations
Shopping Mall
“Hosts over 140 stores, restaurants and theaters. Great place for a rainy day. ”
22local recommendations
Bowling Alley
“Not just a bowling alley, this place has full-service food and drink, live music, open mic stand-up comedy, and an awesome rooftop bar. Well worth checking out!”
49local recommendations
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). ”
42local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Delicious wood oven pizza right in the old port of Portland with water views from the deck.”
45local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Fabulous pizzas. Grab a slice or dine in. Mashed potato bacon scallion is a must try.”
51local recommendations
Museum
“Make a day and visit this amazing city; the children's museum is a special treat.”
36local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of the classic seafood places in Portland. You'll need a reservation. If you go right at 5 you might have luck getting one.”
51local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Upscale seafood dining with gorgeous harbor views. Call ahead for a reservation.”
45local recommendations
Route
“Great to get a meal at the bar, people watch. Make a reservation for a sit down dinner. They fill up way in advance. ”
39local recommendations
American Restaurant
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“Right around the corner and excellent local food option!! Reservations are usually necessary as this is a popular place”
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American Restaurant
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“This is our date night restaurant. Its quiet and cozy and the food is just what you want on date night. ”
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Bakery
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“Close by, groceries and produce comparable to Whole Foods. Great wine and cheese selection too! 5 Minute Walk ”
43local recommendations
Point of Interest
“most photographed lighthouse ever - very picturesque with a rock climbing wall - serious rockclimbers right next to it and a nice park with spectacular ocean views. Also has one of the top 10 spots to buy a lobster roll at the food cart there ”
36local recommendations
Bar
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“The biggest beer selection in Portland. All the good local ones are here and hundreds of bottles from around the globe. Outdoor deck area.”
52local recommendations
Bar
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“Best cocktail bar in Portland. Almost a speakeasy, hard to find, lettered sign on door but that's it. If you see the business sign next door titled Optimal Self you are pretty much there. It's a 5 minute walk. ”
38local recommendations