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Old Port, Portland

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At the intersection of Exchange and Fore Streets, discover the historical waterfront district of Old Port. This tiny neighborhood covers only a few blocks, but connects the working waterfront with an area for shopping, dining, entertainment, and residential units. Stroll the cobblestone streets to see the area's local boutiques and shops, taste some of Maine's well-known lobster dishes, or experience a true ocean-to-table restaurant. For a closer look at the working part of the district, walk along Commercial Street to see the waterfront in action. With our online itinerary creator, Portland attractions like Old Port can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Excellent area to wander around, including many cute shops. Would recommend avoiding Sundays, at least before tourist season, as quite a few places were closed.  more »
  • The air around the Olde Port is valuable. Find a spot in an alley and just spend a few minutes taking in deep breaths. I prefer the alley by the Fish Market. The markets, restaurants, shops and tavern...  more »
  • We have visited Portland several times and love the City. The Old Port is a great place to walk around. Would recommend a walking / foodie tour to layer the experience.  more »

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You'll discover a number of hotels in Portland's waterfront area--one of the city's liveliest neighborhoods--that offer proximity to a selection of restaurants and bars. If bed and breakfasts are more your style, look to the city's West End, where a number of establishments sit alongside fine 19th-century mansions. Those interested in staying in Munjoy Hill can find a number of vacation rentals there.
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