Trip Planner:   USA  /  Maine  /  Portland  /  Historic Sites  /  Old Port

Old Port, Portland

(650+ reviews on the web)
Historic Walking Area
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 custom trip planner, 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.
Create a full Portland itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Portland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Portland by other users

15 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in New England BY A USER FROM BARBADOS August, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Portland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We drove past the old port and could not walk along as the storm was continuous during my stay in Portland. I was able to see the port from a distance and I could tell how interesting the route along ...  more »
  • Love walking around the old port section of Portland. Historic buildings, cobblestone roads, and shops make this a fun destination to visit  more »
  • The Old Port in Portland, Maine has become increasingly popular over the past 10 years or so, and with good reason. There is lots to see and do here. There are new restaurants opening up, lots of shop...  more »
Google
  • I'm giving this place a 4 star review because the waiter that served us (Cameo, I believe) was friendly beyond reason. In regards to the food: Do yourself a favor and pass over this one. We popped in on a Friday night around 7 and the place was dead. If you want quiet, hop in. Otherwise, skip it.
  • Good music, good space, perfect place to have fun dancing!
  • I'm a frequent goer for karaoke there. Mike, one of the djs is a fabulous person and does a great job splitting up his karaoke clients so everyone gets included. I've never had anything too fancy of a drink there, but just like anywhere in the old port, drinks range from $5-$8. Great place for karaoke and a fun time!
  • Sat down at the bar for lunch was approached by the bartender for drinks, after 10 mins had to grab our own menus from the hostess stand and still hadn't received our drinks yet. They were completely understaffed so it took another 15-20 mins before the bartender took our orders. An hour and a half later we watched two other parties get their food and on top of it they gave me the wrong order ( I didn't make a fuss about it ) but someone came back to confront me about it, not to apologize but seemed as though he wanted to bring it back to the kitchen to switch the dishes even though it had been five minutes and we had begun eating. The bartender didn't apologize either for the mix up, probably wasn't even informed, nor did she follow up at all after our food arrived to refill drinks or ask how everything was. Despite the terrible service when she ran our card she automatically added 18% gratuity most like because she knew we would NOT be giving her a good tip. Do not recommend at all!
  • We went to the pool and dart room. It is around the corner and up a flight if stairs. Bartender was friendly and know several drink options. Great selections of beers and spirits. Very limited pub food but order 10 bucks of food and the first hour of pool is free