Explore Downtown Portland
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.