Portland, Maine Travel Guide
Katie Selva / Duckfat
James Beard award-winning chef Rob Evans opened Duckfat in 2005 as an ode to Belgian frites made from Maine-grown potatoes fried in duck fat. Today, the popular sandwich shop dishes up unusual paninis, duck fat-fried doughnut holes and craft sodas.
43 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Eventide Oyster Co.
Home to Maine's finest selections of oysters, Eventide is a must-visit. Grab an artisan cocktail and order a dozen raw ones. You'll find exceptional oysters from Maine, Massachusetts and Washington served with unusual sides like horseradish ice.
86 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Wander cobblestone streets and admire 19th-century brick architecture while exploring the Old Port in downtown Portland. Set along the waterfront, you'll find boutique shops, restaurants and bars -- and of course, a port -- in this trendy hub.
Downtown Portland, ME
Portland's most coveted reservation, Fore Street's central, open kitchen comes complete with a wood-fired brick oven and grill. Local, organic ingredients fill the ever-changing menu. If available, the wood-oven roasted mussels are a must.
288 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
Just a short walk from the city's popular Old Port neighborhood, the Hilton makes an excellent jumping-off point for a Portland visit. Ask for a waterview room and enjoy access to the hotel's full-service breakfast buffet.
65 Commercial Street, Portland, ME, 04101
InterContinental Hotels Group
Its enviable waterfront location makes the Holiday Inn by the Bay a popular choice for travelers. Ask for a bay-view room, and enjoy amenities that include free Wi-Fi and an indoor pool.
88 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101
Zack Bowen/Knack Factory
Hugo's menu takes diners on the city's top culinary adventure with farmed, fished and foraged ingredients. Sit overlooking the open kitchen and enjoy 1 of 3 tasting menus featuring items like octopus with wilted chard, togarashi and daikon.
88 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101
Lucky Catch Cruises
A ride on the Luck Catch through Casco Bay is a must. The boat takes 14 passengers on a 90-minute tour where they learn how lobster traps are hauled, set and baited, and can even participate in the process.
170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
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