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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.

“Free tours! Nice beer garden. Sign up or put your name on the waiting list when you arrive. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
“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
“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
“Great place for a hike. It's about an hour walk/hike around the island with some great views.”
  • 59 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“This is a beautiful spot right on the ocean! It's a nice place to walk around and it's a great spot to see eagles and osprey.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“Board games and beer. Always a great food truck outside. My favorite of the breweries down there ”
  • 13 locals recommend
“Amazing beers. Probably the best brewery in Maine. Make sure to get Dinner which is rated the best beer in Maine.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Boat Rental
“Take a guided sea kayaking tour out to Fort Gorges in Casco Bay. Or take a paddle board lesson.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“Family friendly restaurant within walking distance. Mix between NYC metro style and local homegrown excellent food...BEST BURGER in PORTLAND!!1 Can eat outside (awesome if you have a dog along!). Brunch too!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Located in a marina less than 30 minutes north of Portland. They do accept online reservations and that perfect place to take a break from Portland.”
  • 17 locals recommend
“This area should be called "brewery way" hit up this brewery and the others in the same complex. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Freshest lobster right off the boat, on Freeport’s waterfront. Very casual. No reservations. Can buy lobster to go, as well. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
“UFF brews kombucha, cider and a variety of other fermented drinks. Tastings are inexpensive and their are a variety of pre-packaged options to take back home.”
  • 14 locals recommend
“This is a wonderful place for a walk, wild turkey sighting and has a nice gift shop. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
“Amazing southern style food. It's a very popular spot so don't be surprised if you have to wait but it's worth it.”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Super cute restaurant, they have a great out door seating on their top deck. ”
  • 11 locals recommend