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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the real deal. Check out the Sea Bags factory and store while you are there but be careful to avoid the sea gulls bombing from overhead

Thank 58Branch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the ships come in with Lobster galore was fun. Gorgeous boats-some on vacation- others delivering goods - Juts sit and watch the water traffic go by.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What isn't located on Commercial Street. Still an active seaport (Norwegian Gem docked during our visit), bubbling with activity. Great place to spend the day. Plenty of places to eat.

1  Thank Pat K
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of shops to browse through right next to the harbor. Some interesting Art shops and of course lots of restaurants.

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending on what you're looking for, Commercial Street may or may not be your cup of tea. Personally it was just okay for me. If you want to buy fresh fish or seafood there are lots of stores along Commercial St. to choose from. Quite...More

1  Thank NanaSmurf1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent the night before leaving on a cruise in Portland. Of course we came to Commercial Street to eat and shop. We started with a wonderful lobster roll and then spent the rest of the time exploring the shops. What a lovely way to...More

Thank LarrJann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a relatively new street built to connect the two main railway stations some hundred or so years ago. The land is all reclaimed/filled in. This is our water front with the wharfs, fishing boats, fish markets, ferries and schooners. A beautiful street to...More

1  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to walk around Commercial Street. Beautiful architecture, clean, beautiful waterfront. Lots of shops and restaurants.

Thank dopplerdog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two days going from pub to pub, sampling the beers, whiskeys, lobsters, oysters and other delectable foods. It was a lot of fun. Met a lot of interesting people. Memorial day weekend was a bit cold though; we had to buy some extra...More

Thank Cindi1877
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Enjoyed our walk around this area of Portland, we knew nothing about Portland before visiting for an overnight stay and were impressed with this area. Nice walking around to see the shops & eat at some of the restaurants. The weather was great the day...More

Thank 22gingergirl
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Brenda L
What is the best place in portland to get fresh lobster?
10 February 2017|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
I assumed you meant for a dinner out. The fish market on the waterfront has a variety of fresh fish to buy and take home.
I'm visiting the middle of March, is there anything open at that time of year?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Chuck52310 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything will be open. Except for some beaches/resorts, Maine never closes!
Do you remember which store had those 9.99 shirts? Thanks!
12 September 2016|
Response from Vetskidog | Reviewed this property |
I think it was called Blue Lobster. It is on commercial street right across the street from the tour ticket booth. It is on the corner. They had a pretty good selection as well as some $6.00 t-shirts. Good luck.