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About Downtown Portland
Downtown Portland has something for everyone. An old water town, and one of the largest working ports in the United States, Portland offers historic architecture, galleries, and theater for cultural tourists. Home of the Old Port Festival downtown Portland prides itself on its arts district and history, offering tours by foot, boat, and trolley. Along with many traditional art galleries, Portland hosts unique establishments like the Drawing Room drawingroomportlandmaine.com, a collaborative project that brings the community together for special events, and the Children?s Museum of Maine kitetails.com with interactive exhibits expanding young visitors? knowledge of science, theater, and art with multicultural appreciation. Portland?s 66,000 residents make it Maine?s largest city and a great place for eclectic dining. You can find everything from traditional New England fare, such as clam chowder, to ethnic meals that span the globe from Japan to the Mediterranean. If you?re looking for great entertainment while you eat, try Luna Rossa?s dueling pianos or 51 Wharf and Ultra Lounge with live entertainment and ?from scratch? meals. Many of the shops, boutiques, and restaurants in downtown Portland feature breathtaking views of the waterfront, and can be reached by docking up your boat as easily as parking your car. If you?re looking for a beautiful seaside town with a deep sense of history, downtown Portland is the place to visit.
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Events in Downtown Portland
Film: Loving Vincent - Encore Weekend
at Portland Museum of Art
Our November screenings of LOVING VINCENT were popular enough to completely sell out in advance so we're bringing this remarkable film back for an encore weekend. The world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exp
NYE with Five Of The Eyes, El Malo & GEPH !
at Geno's Rock Club
Join Us for NYE with Five Of The Eyes, El Malo & GEPH!
at Merrill Auditorium
Beloved Maine author E.B. White’s classic story of the improbable friendship between a runty pig named Wilbur, a clever spider named Charlotte and a brave little girl. Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman into sparing Wilbur’
Kinky Boots-Friday, March 30, 2018
at Merrill Auditorium
Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stile
Screaming Females and Thou with HIRS
Formed in New Brunswick, NJ in 2005, Screaming Females is Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vox), Mike Abbate (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums). Over six albums and more than a decade of music making, the band has remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. They have