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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.

Pharmacy
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Travel & tourism > parking
“Centrally located parking garage in the Old Port. Closes at midnight (not 1am!).”
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Arts
“Take a tour of this local brewery. One of my personal favorites is Shipyard Export Ale.”
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Street Address
“Inkwell, Press Hotel: What was once the Portland Press Herald building — Maine’s largest newspaper — is now The Press Hotel. It’s right in the middle of town, and the rooms are inspired by 1920s writer’s offices. We recommend hanging out with a cocktail at Inkwell in the lobby; and the restaurant serves a delicious cheese board with honey and a stone fruit chutney.”
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Store
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Food & beverage > cafes
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Beer Garden
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“Portland's legendary craft beer scene was born only a mile or two away, on Industrial Way, home to 5 craft brewers currently, including old-time staples Allagash and Geary, and new favorites Austin Street, Foundation and Battery Steele. There are better tasting rooms (ahem, Lone Pine... ahem, Fore River), but nowhere else do you get this much brew power in this small a stumbling area.”
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Premise
“Best location to access the Fore River Trail. Hiking and Mountain biking. Mostly flat for the first mile through marsh, then hilly through the forest. Careful of roots and rocks. Careful to park in the correct spot (4 spots on right, immediately upon entering the lot.”
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School
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Street Address
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Bus Station
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Point of Interest
Street Address
“Awesome coffee, sticky buns, and other delicious items! Just up Mellen Street.”
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Point of Interest
“If you're on your way to see Portland Highlight, make sure to stop in at Scratch Bakery. They have the best bagels around!”
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Real estate & home improvement > apartments & condos
“Take a ferry ride around the islands in Casco Bay. Get off at Peaks Island for a great sightseeing location.”
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