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Portland's south street...well, not quite

i love commercial; in fact I love Old Port . Lived in falmouth for 20 years raising my kids, can't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chimayred
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New Durham, New Hampshire
not bad

the place to go for eats and some touristy shops. I expected more but maybe because its winter time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
silent_21
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Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of shops” (27 reviews)
“great stroll” (5 reviews)
“becky's diner” (6 reviews)
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Portland, ME
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"lots of shops"
in 27 reviews
"great stroll"
in 5 reviews
"becky's diner"
in 6 reviews
"tourist shops"
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"working waterfront"
in 14 reviews
"great shops"
in 14 reviews
"old port"
in 41 reviews
"window shopping"
in 6 reviews
"seafood"
in 20 reviews
"fishing boats"
in 8 reviews
"water front"
in 5 reviews
"both sides"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"portland waterfront"
in 5 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"cobblestone streets"
in 8 reviews
"casco bay"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

i love commercial; in fact I love Old Port . Lived in falmouth for 20 years raising my kids, can't count how many times i've been to Portland. Commercial St. is a great waterfront show with good restaurants (although the best ones are elsewhere in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place to go for eats and some touristy shops. I expected more but maybe because its winter time alot was closed

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE Portland and have visited twice mostly for the craft beer, mead, etc. We walked Commercial Street and found a few good stores, but it was too cold to enjoy it. We will go back in Spring, Summer, or Fall. It's just too cold...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Commercial Street in Maine shares the one major negative of all businesses in the state: it is so cold during 6 months of the year that people have to bundle up to avoid freezing to death. I used to live in Maine and was very...More

2  Thank David P
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

So much to do just on Commercial Street when in Portland. If you start your morning off early make it a point to have a quick street lunch from Captain Bill’s Lobster Rolls street cart. Then you can continue on with your shopping and sight...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

As you arrive from the Cruise Terminal we you cannot miss the very popular and crowded Commercial Street. It's a great place for food lovers (specialty being Lobsters), cafes, souvenir and craft shops besides other interesting places. It is located by the sea front and...More

Thank Gaetano A
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

My wife and a friend stayed there on 12-13-17 to pick up a west coast relative from Portland airport and were treated so well there. They were not familiar with the area and he shuttle driver, his name was Ben, treated them so well and...More

Thank food freak w
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

So many shops and places to eat in and around the area. Spend some time ther, or go up the streets to see more local places. I like to go there at least 2-3 times a year...Enjoy!

Thank Matt J
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you're visiting Portland you cannot miss this. Catch a ferry to the Casco Bay Islands; watch the boats arrive and depart and shop to your hearts content!

1  Thank Floweressence
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Right beside the cruise terminal so first place we saw she we came ashore. Wasn't sure at first but when we spent some time expiring really good place to spend a few hours. As well as the normal tourist shops there were some really nice...More

Thank stephenskier123
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travel97Alabama
19 February 2018|
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Brenda L
10 February 2017|
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Response from CherylandBrett | Reviewed this property |
Any of the local places along the waterfront have great lobster. DiMillio's is our favorite.
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Jonanh51
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!
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