Portland Maine is an old seacoast town rich in history and vibrant in social happenings. Portland Maine is a city filled with galleries, boutiques and shops, and incredible restaurants serving everything from New England clam chowder, lobster rolls and Maine seafood to nouvelle cuisine. Portland is also the home of one of the best seafood events in New England. Harvest On The Harbor, A seafood lovers weekend event drawing thousand of hungry seafood enthusiast and some of the top chefs in the country to create an event unlike any other.
Portland is the banking capital of northern New England, home to major international law firms, import/export companies, and modern high-rise office buildings located in historic districts with centuries old architecture.
Portland stands as one of the few working waterfronts left in the United States, acting as New England’s largest tonnage seaport and second largest fishing port.
Portland is also the second largest oil port on the East Coast and the largest foreign inbound transit tonnage port in the United States!
Portland is Maine’s largest city with 66,000 full time residents; however it swells to 2 million if one includes annual visitors and part-time residents.
Visitors come by car, train, airplane, and boat. Each year our port alone handles over 206,000 international passengers, including 41,000 cruise ship passengers.
Portland Maine has beaches, walking trails, state parks, crystal clean lake waters, mountains and some of the best white water rafting just a short distance from the busy downtown center. Tour boats, kayaking, lobster bakes and so much more to experience in this prize New England city.
At every turn, Portland is an experience for everyone.