The Portland Maine Community

Portland is a beautiful city situated on Casco Bay. Its many distinct neighborhoods have unique personalities. Commercial Street and the Old Port are the historic waterfront and commercial heart of the city. Their many warehouses attest to a trading past. The West End is full of large, historic brick and stone homes on quiet, tree‑lined streets. Congress Street and the arts districts were once the retail downtown and today offer a mix of shopping, art and cultural destinations, professional space, and many restaurants. In Portland, beautiful outdoor spaces and parks are never far. Portland’s high‑quality dining destinations have been featured in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe. From the gourmet offerings of our numerous James Beard Award nominees and winners to fresh lobsters and clams at an ocean front shack, you’ll love discovering the full range of dining opportunities. For those who prefer to do their own cooking, twice‑weekly farmer’s markets and a wide range of ethnic food stores provide both the supplies and the inspiration.

Portland’s high‑quality dining destinations have been featured in many publications including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Boston Globe. From the gourmet offerings of our numerous James Beard Award nominees and winners to fresh lobsters and clams at an ocean front shack, you’ll love discovering the full range of dining opportunities. For those who prefer to do their own cooking, twice‑weekly farmer’s markets and a wide range of ethnic food stores provide both the supplies and the inspiration.

In the Neighborhood

The neighborhood surrounding 45 Montreal Street sits high on a peninsula above Casco Bay, with prominent vistas of the Portland harbor and downtown. Along the waterfront of the peninsula, the Eastern Promenade and Fort Allen Park comprise a 68‑acre grassy reserve sloping down to the peaceful waters of Casco Bay. These picturesque New England views are some of the most beautiful in the world. Visitors photograph Casco Bay and her many islands, capturing the ferries, rag‑haulers, stinkpotters, lobsterboats, trawlers, tugs, tankers, and container ships that frequent the bustling Portland harbor. Beginning in downtown Portland and connecting to the Back Cove Trail and Bayside Trail, the 2.1 mile Eastern Prom Trail is Portland’s finest harbor side strolls. In the summer, the East End beach is popular for swimming. You can launch your boat, scull or kayak at the East End boat launch, and you’ll have the best view of Portland’s spectacular July 4th fireworks. In the winter, sledding and cross country skiing are fun diversions. From the top of the Observatory, a National Historic Landmark, you can see Mt. Washington.

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Portland, Maine 04101