When not in workshops, historic Portland Maine offers many opportunities to explore, learn or just relax. Originally settled in 1632 as a fishing and trading village, Portland has a long history tied to Casco Bay and the sea, and is Maine's largest port. Portland offers plenty to do and see from beautiful iconic lighthouses and seaside vistas, cruises, shopping, beautiful parks and wildlife to historic sites and museums.
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View of some of the working waterfronts in Portland
Portland Head Lighthouse
Shopping and dining in downtown Portland.
A operating collection of antique aircraft and automobiles at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
The Portland Museum of Art boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine-highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists.
The Portland area boasts several world class breweries and brew-pubs including Allagash Brewing Company, Shipyard Brewing, Rising Tide Brewing along with Grittu McDuffs Brewing - a great brew-pub with old world atmosphere and good pub fare.