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Exploring Portland, Maine

Getting there

By Car
  • From the West: Take I-95 North to I-295 north, Exits 7-9 for downtown Portland
  • From the North: Take I-95 south to I-295 south (exit 52), Exits 7-9 for downtown Portland
  • From the South: Take I-95 north to the Maine turnpike, to I-295 north (exit 44), Exits 7-9 for downtown Portland
By plane
Augusta State Airport
(207) 626-2306

Bangor International Airport

Biddeford Municipal Airport
(207) 283-8601

Portland International Airport

By boat
Casco Bay Lines
(207) 774-7871

More ferry services

By train
(800) 872-7245

By bus
Concord Coachlines

(800) 231-2222

Portland Metro
(207) 774-0351

The Shuttle Bus

The Chebeauge Transportation
(207) 846-3700

'Rock and roll French'

'Rock and roll French'

Chef Erik Desjarlais wants diners at his restaurant, Evangeline, to connect to food in a whole new way.
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Portland, Maine

Feel the vibe

Club-goers of every stripe rock out in Portland.

Read the story

Portland preview

It's a walkable, historic, and charming city with something for everyone. Start your visit in the Old Port, where cobblestone streets meet upscale boutiques.
Go on a Maine food tour

Go on a Maine food tour

From lobster rolls to micro brews, Portland has a rich and tasty background in local treats.
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Maine illustrations

Lobstah? Ayuh? Learn the lingo of the Pine Tree state with help from illustrations in "The Maine Dictionary."
Portland must-sees

Portland must-sees

A public market, a bread company and the Old Port district are among this city's must sees.
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What's old is new

Discover Portland, Maine — a revived seaport city that mixes its past with a vivacious present.
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Maine travel guide

Explore its rocky coastline, decadent seafood, and cozy communities. Maine will surely put some spring in your step.
Checking in

Checking in

Looking for a cozy inn or B&B? Search Boston Globe reviews throughout New England and plan your romantic excursion.
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Portland museum appeals to all ages

Fine art museums can be heavy and intimidating or, like the Portland Museum of Art, they can be light, airy places of inspiration and discovery...
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Cracking the code

Digging into a delicious lobster dinner can be a challenge. Learn how to eat a lobster so you can enjoy one of Maine's most coveted delicacies. Read the story
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L.L. Bean at night

Take an after hours look at this historic Maine outdoors store.