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Congress Street

Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Something for Everyone!

Whatever you're looking for in Portland, food, drink, antiques, friendly people, you'll find it on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Great place for an afternoon/evening stroll

This street is lively with shops of all kinds, as well as street vendors and performances. We... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jessi G
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The city's main business area.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whatever you're looking for in Portland, food, drink, antiques, friendly people, you'll find it on Congress Street; I would suggest veering of course toward the Westin.

Thank rovanli
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This street is lively with shops of all kinds, as well as street vendors and performances. We unexpectedly saw a fire show as well as got to go to an art fair. Great place for restaurants and coffee shops as well.

Thank Jessi G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It has all of the main shops and great places to eat along with little parks. it's the main street in Portland.

Thank JCM212
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went downtown on a Sunday, which meant that street parking was free and plentiful, and the streets were not crowded, so we could meander. We downloaded a free walking tour guide in PDF form from the Historical Society on our phones that marked buildings...More

1  Thank dudakadud
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Congress Street is just a few blocks from the Old Port on Casco Bay. Businesses, restaurants, stores of all kind line this stretch of road right through the center of Portland fro/m Longfellow's statue to the fire station it provides a classic view of an...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Congress st. Is a good area for walking ,many restaurants,bars, people watching and sitting not far from the water

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and the people in the shops were friendly and very helpful.

Thank dmendelss
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This a really nice stretch of shops and restaurants and museums with a small plaza's and monuments. There are good signs about what attractions are in what direction. And just a block off Congress street there is some of the older city with pretty old...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What a street. So much of the city is present as it winds around tow. Walk it, try the market. see the statues, check the restaurants, landmarks An hour or more well spent to get the city flavor

Thank grandmeggy
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Walk the Eastern Promenade, and take in the view from the Observatory or the Eastern Cemetery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or drinks are on nearly every block, as are the unique boutique shops with clothing, jewelry, antiques, home decor, and toys.

Thank tillietravels
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24 October 2016|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the part of Congress street where the stores and restaurants are located, the walk is about 1/2 mile. Congress St starts just up the street from your hotel so walk up (away from the water) and turn... More
31 May 2016|
Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it by now: it's on outer Congress St.Take a left after passing Hutchins Drive (on R).