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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.

Restaurant
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“Great food. 20 minute drive from our location into the Old Port area of Portland”
50 locals recommend
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. ”
36 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.”
50 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Fantastic, best-in-town, donuts. They have 3 different locations and this on in smack in the middle of the old port. Lines can be long so going early is recommended. My favorite flavors are the dark chocolate sea salt and sweet potato ginger. ”
38 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). ”
41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Right next to Casco Bay Lines this place has excellent pizza which you can eat while enjoying views of Casco Bay!”
48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Amazing seafood in the heart of the Old Port. Reservations recommended. 35 minute drive from the cottage.”
52 locals recommend
Museum
“Make a day and visit this amazing city; the children's museum is a special treat.”
37 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Not your fathers bowling alley. Great place, super updated, AMAZING rooftop bar, and great food to go along with it.”
49 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Upscale-casual neighborhood gathering spot serves inspired American fare & wine in snug quarters. They do take online reservations for dinner and recently added brunch service.”
37 locals recommend
Park
“Deering Oaks is a beautiful place for a walk any time of the year. During the summer they host the Portland Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings.”
47 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is great pizza and it’s 100 feet from our door. Good beer selection too and a terrific staff”
51 locals recommend
Bakery
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“NOTE! The location on this recommendation is not correct. Rosemont opened their Falmouth location in February, 2019 at 231 US Route 1. If you turn left out of our driveway and walk/drive up to the traffic light at Route 1. Rosemont Market is on the left side. Fabulous breads, bakery treats, takeout food, great wine selection. Rosemont Markets are a local favorite, and we LOVE having them here in Falmouth now!”
36 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Awesome space. Super chill with duck fat now. Get the farmhouse ale. That’s the one”
35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pan-Asian vegetarian fare, from tempeh curry to noodles with vegan duck. We really like it here and never a miss! No reservations, so plan accordingly to arrive at the start of service.”
42 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place to try tons of different beers from near and far with a fun outdoor deck with corn hole. ”
53 locals recommend