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Address: Portland, ME
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.

Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.

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Walking, shopping and dining on the waterfront

We stayed at a new hotel on the waterfront and enjoyed this area very much. I remember when this was an old working neighborhood and appreciate that several of the sea front... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Curtis N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a new hotel on the waterfront and enjoyed this area very much. I remember when this was an old working neighborhood and appreciate that several of the sea front businesses, as well as the boats, are still here. It's a great place to walk, window shop, look at the boats and old buildings, and stop for a... More 

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel through Portland frequently on our way up to Friendship. Working our way through the restaurants and pubs as we explore the Maine Beer Trail and then some. Many, many options...all of them wonderful!!! Great shops during the daytime hours and lovely waterfront location.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your vacation isn't complete until you have attempted to do everything possible on Commercial street!

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Thank Pesky6
Ayer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EVERYTHING in walking distance from Commercial street. Eats, shopping, boats, museums, inside, out side, views..

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Thank Donna D
Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portland has much to offer in terms of tourism, visitors, etc. All starts on commercial street. Various selection of shops with their wares, restaurants, local craftsmen, etc. Easy walk to all piers for cruises, etc. Nice place to kill some time before a cruise, after lunch or dinner. The place to start and then work your way up the hill... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the cruise pier to downtown Portland via Commercial Street on Wednesday 9/21/16. Interesting art, a few artists selling their wares, many restaurants with lobster rolls and of course the Love Lock Fence. Some very unusual locks - lots of heart shaped one!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is a nice area to walk around and grab a bite to eat or a drink. Lots of high end clothing and tourist shops if you're into that sort of thing. BUT, do yourself a favor and pick one of the flat rate commercial parking lots, especially if you have out of state plates. I parked at a city... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You can spend a little or lots of time walking along this street, with an eclectic mix of high and low end shops, from mostly tourist trinkets to more expensive clothing and artwork. Several good places to snack along the way, and reasonably wide sidewalks.

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Always one of our first stops when we're in Portland. Lots of fun shops, pubs, restaurants. Easy to walk, easy to enjoy a couple hours just finding your favorites.

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Rockledge, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My wife and I walked around the waterfront and old port areas during our cruise stop at Portland. We really enjoyed the variety of shops and local products available. Very quaint and rustic area.

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