Portland, Maine has been one of our favorite weekend getaway destinations for it’s coastal beauty and colonization of culinary divinities. Portland is charmingly industrial; a place where brick walls slide down to greet the lobsterman at the water. Not to mention, when you first arrive, you are struck by the scenic lighthouses that make their home in Casco Bay. The local Mainers are both eager and welcoming to give suggestion to their favorite haunts. Portland’s inviting vibe always makes us eager to return, so when the Portland Harbor Hotel invited us to stay with them, we were excited to accept their offer.
This post was written with the support of the Portland Harbor Hotel. While this post was sponsored, all opinions and suggestions are both honest & my own.
What to Do
Bissell Bros Portland, ME
Maine Beer Co Freeport, ME
Wolfe Neck State Park Freeport, ME
L.L. Bean Flagship Store Freeport, ME
Shop by the water on Commercial St Exchange Street, Portland, ME
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Bug Light Cape Elizabeth, ME
Where to Eat
Holy Donut Portland, ME
Blue Fin North Atlantic Seafood Restaurant Portland, ME
Fore Street Portland, ME
Duckfat Portland, ME
Eventide Portland, ME
Where to Stay
Portland Harbor Hotel Fore Street, Portland, ME
Portland Harbor Hotel’s central location made it the perfect place to stay. The room had gorgeous coastal style touches, along with being comfortable and clean. I must confess, we watched the season finale of Stranger Things while nibbling the lobster shaped bedtime chocolates and a glass of delicious seltzer water. In the kitchenettes on the floor there is a fabulous Starbucks machine that can make you that wake-up flavor at any hour of the day. One night we dined at the PPH’s restaurant, Blue Fin, and had the best seafood meal of the trip – We recommend the curry/coconut mussels. They just updated their menu, so if you are a frequenter of Maine be sure to stop by and see what has changed ! For us, it was a great upscale experience with overall delicious food. Lastly, the valet service was easy to find with the friendliest staff. Of note, we could access the car at anytime of the day/night. It is always a treat to know you have dependable parking while on vacation! The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and warm. Thank you for an exceptional stay.
For more suggestions New England Today recently wrote an article covering Portland, which includes more information on dining/day trip options: article here
Have you ever been to Portland, ME? any suggestions to add?