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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lighthouse
“The most photographed lighthouse in America. If you miss this, you didn't visit Portland.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“Home of Portland Headlight, the most photographed lighthouse in the world. Many walking trails, and old forts to go through with a small beach area and photo ops aplenty as this is on a rocky coastline with Portland Headlight as the main attraction. This park offers sledding in the winter time, concerts and a childrens garden. Open sunrise to sunset.”
  • 84 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“On a bluff overlooking the ocean with great seafood, picnic tables, sunshine and fresh ocean breezes. What an experience.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to to take your loved ones for a picnic and a walk around on the many trails. Rocky coastline.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful sandy beach for walking, swimming, sunbathing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Plenty of parking with restroom and snack bar. Walking trails. Paddle board and kayak rentals. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Nature
“most photographed lighthouse ever - very picturesque with a rock climbing wall - serious rockclimbers right next to it and a nice park with spectacular ocean views. Also has one of the top 10 spots to buy a lobster roll at the food cart there ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Family owned neighborhood gathering place offering seafood, American classics & a few Greek specialties. We have gone here for years and the location saves you from the parking hassle of Portland”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you like donuts this is the place to go! They are more of a sweet, light donut (so not too dense) and trust us...they are delicious! They also have local baked breads, english muffins, cookies, made to order cakes & cupcakes, pastries and coffee. There is seating inside, but it's best to take it to go and eat them on the beach or at Portland Head Light. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful Beaches connected by a grassy knoll that is perfect for a picnic. Wonderful sunsets. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Maine's most famous lighthouse, Portland Headlight is located in this free park. This spot is picturesque and wonderful for picnics, walks and exploring the historic forts.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Food Truck
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“You’ll probably have to wait, and, depending on the time of year, it might be a long wait. It’ll be worth it. Bite into Maine offers several different lobster roll preparations and other delicious lobster creations. You can usually find their truck or cart at Allagash brewing company in Portland, or at fort Williams park in Cape Elizabeth. Check hours and locations on their website before you go as they change throughout the year.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Now called Bird Dog, this restaurant features healthy vegan options, gluten-free, and fun dishes/pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. They serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, and other goodies. Also a great place to pick up wine and specialty food and cheeses or locally made gifts. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A historic landmark. Also features plenty of walking paths along the coast.”
  • 17 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A gazebo at Jordans Farm where a Chef will cook up local farm harvest in season for you. Just amazing.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Fantastic homemade hard ice cream- hit this place up before or after the beach!”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“On a bluff overlooking the ocean with great seafood, picnic tables, sunshine and fresh ocean breezes. What an experience.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Family owned neighborhood gathering place offering seafood, American classics & a few Greek specialties. We have gone here for years and the location saves you from the parking hassle of Portland”
  • 15 locals recommend
Food Truck
“You’ll probably have to wait, and, depending on the time of year, it might be a long wait. It’ll be worth it. Bite into Maine offers several different lobster roll preparations and other delicious lobster creations. You can usually find their truck or cart at Allagash brewing company in Portland, or at fort Williams park in Cape Elizabeth. Check hours and locations on their website before you go as they change throughout the year.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Now called Bird Dog, this restaurant features healthy vegan options, gluten-free, and fun dishes/pizza.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“A great place to stop for breakfast or lunch. They serve a variety of sandwiches, salads, pastries, and other goodies. Also a great place to pick up wine and specialty food and cheeses or locally made gifts. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A gazebo at Jordans Farm where a Chef will cook up local farm harvest in season for you. Just amazing.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Fantastic homemade hard ice cream- hit this place up before or after the beach!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Maine seafood in a casual atmosphere .So Fresh so good !Get your fried clams and lobster roll here .You can bring your own wine and beer too .They can steam your lobsters and clams for take out if you like .”
  • 6 locals recommend

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