Old Port
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
The Old Port's fishing piers, cobbled streets, and historic brick buildings will transport you back in time. But the energy of the area is anything but old. It has a buzzing food scene, especially at night when locals and tourists pack into its restaurants and bars. Don't leave without having a taste of the fresh seafood in the area. Grab the ultimate lobster roll along the waterfront's Commercial Street or snag a table at any of its amazing seafood restaurants. From the port, you can take a ferry to explore the secluded islands in Casco Bay. – Tripadvisor
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  • Hgtravl
    Marlton, New Jersey1,651 contributions
    Love Old Port
    Seriously love Old Port. Spend a entire day here exploring the beautiful location. So many beautiful buildings, scenes and wonderful shops. The BEST places to dine in Portland are around here. Such a wonderful VIBE
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 February 2023
  • TWB
    Cincinnati, Ohio2,464 contributions
    Old Port Rocks
    We had one day to tour Portland and after researching, chose to explore Old Port. Fantastic decision. You can see a good bit here in a day, days would be good for me too. Beautiful buildings, streets, waterfronts. Enough pubs, restaurants and shopping to keep you otherwise. Parking was tricky, but we knew that going in. We parked at a lower priced lot next to Lincoln Park for the first half of the day, then when that lot closed we relocated and paid more for the last few hours of the day which shaved off enough to buy us dinner.
    Visited September 2022
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Shane W
    Brooklyn, Iowa58 contributions
    Not our thing.
    We went in search of a lobster roll since we were in Portland. That part was fine- but afterwards we decided to stroll the much talked about Old Port. Honestly, it’s just a bunch of shops/businesses. You may find a good restaurant but if shopping is not your thing then it’s pretty underwhelming.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 June 2023
  • NHjo
    Saco, Maine8,458 contributions
    A mix of historic charm and grit.
    I go to Old Port a lot since I live only a 10-minute drive away and friends and visiting family love to go here. It's a great place to see for the historic architecture, restaurants, bakeries, brew pubs, bars, shops, art galleries, cobblestoned streets, entertainment, tours, waterfront, and overall charm. Yes, the traffic and parking during the busy tourist season can be a challenge, but it's really not that bad.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
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Mark M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Family
Not what we thought it would be like. It was very run down. Not very tourist friendly at all. We were expecting a historic little town with tons of unique shops as stated in reviews. I will say that the lighthouse was amazing.
We stopped in Portsmouth NH on the way back to CT. It’s exactly what we thought Portland Maine would be.
Written 4 November 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD2,335 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Nice streets to explore off main street downtown, just be careful walking can be a little tricky in spots.
Written 27 September 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME8,458 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
I go to Old Port a lot since I live only a 10-minute drive away and friends and visiting family love to go here. It's a great place to see for the historic architecture, restaurants, bakeries, brew pubs, bars, shops, art galleries, cobblestoned streets, entertainment, tours, waterfront, and overall charm. Yes, the traffic and parking during the busy tourist season can be a challenge, but it's really not that bad.
Written 18 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shane W
Brooklyn, IA58 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We went in search of a lobster roll since we were in Portland. That part was fine- but afterwards we decided to stroll the much talked about Old Port. Honestly, it’s just a bunch of shops/businesses. You may find a good restaurant but if shopping is not your thing then it’s pretty underwhelming.
Written 21 June 2023
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MaureenBostonMA
Boston, MA12 contributions
Jun 2023
Old Port is a must-see if you're travelling to Portland. There was a very good band playing in the public plaza when we were there this June.
Written 20 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TWB
Cincinnati, OH2,464 contributions
Sep 2022
We had one day to tour Portland and after researching, chose to explore Old Port. Fantastic decision. You can see a good bit here in a day, days would be good for me too. Beautiful buildings, streets, waterfronts. Enough pubs, restaurants and shopping to keep you otherwise. Parking was tricky, but we knew that going in. We parked at a lower priced lot next to Lincoln Park for the first half of the day, then when that lot closed we relocated and paid more for the last few hours of the day which shaved off enough to buy us dinner.
Written 8 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Clarabellenh
Pembroke, NH286 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
My friend and I still try to get together twice a year to celebrate our birthdays. This year went decided to go to Old Port in Portland, Maine for part of our day trip. Dimillo's was our lunch destination but we weren't sure of parking. We visited on a Wednesday around 11 a.m. on a questionable but comfortable weather day.
We pulled into the Dimillo's parking lot and asked about their rates. They offered free parking up to 3 1/2 hours. How cool is that!!??!!
We toured the cobblestone streets and visited to unique shops. Everyone we came in contact with were super helpful as we searched for a tide clock.
Everything about Dimillo's was super from the staff to the meal.
Such a wonderful but too short day trip!
Written 25 May 2023
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Zoe
Bainbridge Island, WA8 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
There were only few places left for parking. The price you pay is too much. Old port itself is not that exciting.
Written 17 February 2023
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Hgtravl
Marlton, NJ1,651 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Seriously love Old Port. Spend a entire day here exploring the beautiful location. So many beautiful buildings, scenes and wonderful shops. The BEST places to dine in Portland are around here. Such a wonderful VIBE
Written 6 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sinatralis
Rocky River, OH698 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Nice area for walking and see some of the older buildings and shops. Cobblestones in many of the areas so have good walking shoes. Parking can be a huge challenge so be prepared and it’s expensive as well.
Written 18 November 2022
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