Nine great shops in Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine is home to many shops. Small, individually-owned businesses where the proprietor and carefully chosen employees, in person, can guide you to your purchase. To shop here is to be guided by a specialist, somebody who can make sense of all of that would otherwise be just out of reach. This is true of any great shop. The best of them can feel like a cabinet of curiosities with shopkeepers refining and curating, editing through the seemingly infinite so that we have a head start. This city is home to many such shops. Here are a few of the best.