Unlike its namesake out West, this Portland is steeped in history, adorned with cobblestone and brick. But this quaint city by the sea is no backwater. Its residents are forward-thinking and embody a community spirit that makes this Portland a real catch.
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Port City Music Hall
Portland's original brewpub, tucked comfortably into the city's quaint Old Port.
Harbor Fish Market
Situated on a pier, with fish offloaded right from the boats tied up at the back door.
A breakfast and brunch favorite, famous for its corned beef hash and biscuits and gravy.
Sushi near the sea always tastes better, this upscale restaurant is regarded as the best in town.
Portland Museum of Art
There's no better place to appreciate art both past and present than in Portland.
Nosh Kitchen Bar
"The bacon fries will be the death of me for sure," says Kyle about this New York-styled deli.
Novare Res Bier Cafe
Heard of session beers? This is a session bar, with a list of beers on tap as long as a Maine winter.
In the burgeoning, booming business behind catering to Rover, this shop is among the best.
This venue is popular among vegans, gluten-phobes and folks craving a filling, simple meal.
Two Fat Cats Bakery
Meredith has just two words for those who are sage enough to make a detour here: "whoopie pies."