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Best things to do in Portland

Art Museum
“The art museum has a great base collection and often gets great visiting exhibits. A great place to hit up on a rainy day. They also regularly show new documentary films. ”
141local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best lobster roll, always packed for good reason. Run by same group as Hugo's and Honey Paw. Top notch ”
104local recommendations
Lighthouse
“Most picturesque cliff side lighthouse. You can enjoy a picnic, painting, walking or taking photos at this lovely lighthouse. This lighthouse is the regions #1 icon. This 1787 beacon has the distinction of being one of the most photographed in the world. ”
63local recommendations
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.”
54local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“This place is a must visit (although, the secret has gotten out and expect a line on weekends especially). A converted gas station, Tandem has incredible baked goods and strong coffee. No wifi here- it 's designed to be more of a social place than a place to work. ”
78local recommendations
Bakery
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“Best bagels around. They also sell delicious breads, sandwiches, pastries, and cakes. I recommend the sea salt bagels with herbed creamed cheese from the fridge. From the dessert case, don't miss the coconut cake. This is not a dine in location. The also don't toast the bagels for you- it's grab and go and they sell out of bagels by noon usually. There are a few outdoor seats. They also have a toast bar at a separate location nearby but they don't sell their desserts there. ”
92local recommendations
Park
“Make sure you do the cliff walk to get great pics of the shoreline and lighthouse.”
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Breakfast Spot
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“Small fun Southern Comfort spot just around the corner. Brunch is popular, be prepared to wait but it will be worth it. ”
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Baseball Field
“Take the ferry for the day, rent bikes, get ice cream, stop at the beach. It’s beautiful!”
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Pool Hall
“Located in Portland, there are many outstanding restaurants , cobblestone streets with all kinds of artsy shops and ferries to Islands. ”
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Restaurant
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“More traditional lobster and seafood, mostly outdoor seating and live music. Setting is on the dock can't beat it. ”
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Supermarket
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“"Conventional" grocery store with large selection of natural and organic products. Good produce selection. Lobsters. Not the same as buying them on the waterfront but it's easy.”
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Bar
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“Local is a great spot in my neighborhood, but I would only recommend the breakfast there (or drinks in the evening -- the dinner offerings have never impressed me). Breakfast/brunch is popular here so expect a bit of a wait if you go after 10 on a weekend.”
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Brewery
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“Very popular Belgian-style beer maker with guided tours, plus a taproom & gift shop with rustic-industrial decor.”
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Boat or Ferry
“Take a ferry out to Peaks or one of the other Casco Bay Islands. They also have some sight seeing cruises as well. ”
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Museum
“Great views of Hussey Sound and Portland. Offers information on Portland’s history. ”
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