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Downtown must!

Beautiful waterfront restaurants, fun and lively atmosphere with shops and vendors. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kate M
Great Place to Walk Around

Commercial Street is the port side waterfront street in quaint downtown Portland. There are many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashland City, Tennessee
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
Portland, ME
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Commercial Street is a great part of Portland. It is an iconic waterfront with all of the fishing businesses and associated commerce you would expect. However, if you are not looking for the rugged truth of the fishing industry or specialty seafoods to ship back...More

6  Thank RobertfromMaine
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Our friends in Portland told us to stop by here on our way out and we did. Driving wasn't bad, parking was fairly easy and only $1 / hour (not sure if this goes up based on other reviews we were there end of April)...More

4  Thank IK720
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All reviews lots of shops becky's diner tourist shops old port seafood cool shops window shopping fishing boats trolley tours waterfront area water front both sides great shopping nice walk great place to walk cobblestone streets walk around
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful waterfront restaurants, fun and lively atmosphere with shops and vendors. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Portland for the day.

Thank kate M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Commercial Street is the port side waterfront street in quaint downtown Portland. There are many parking garages and street level lots - we went off season and parking was no problem at all. MANY places to eat and get coffee and a ton of interesting...More

Thank Z4lover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous place and lots to do and amazing restaurants and shops, and plenty of gift shops to choose from for little reminders to take home

Thank Navigate824593
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was some nice shops and restaurants here and it’s in the old port. Worth walking around if you are in Portland.

Thank jennd525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Portland on a cruise ship and opted to explore the area on foot. Commercial street is the street that runs along the shoreline of Portland. You can easily meander through this area in the old part of town. My only warning is...More

Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area deserves a walk when you are in Portland, ME. There is so much to see that driving by won't do it justice.

Thank rnp577
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in Portland and enjoyed simply walking along and around this area, plenty variety of buildings, shops, restaurants etc to see.

Thank grahamkuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many nice unique shops, tons of restaurants and bars, huge parking garage too. But great to walk around and explore, close walk from cruise ships. Tons of history.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

I recommend taking a walk down to commercial Street, a beautiful view of the bay area you might even catch fisherman getting their boats ready to go out or come back in, people were very friendly. It was very relaxing. Great place to people watch

Thank emtprose
Reviewed 6 October 2018

... but in saying that, it was clean historical and full of interesting shops and good places to eat ... and priced accordingly for tourists $$$

Thank R H
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6 August 2018|
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Response from eybeth | Reviewed this property |
Portland lobster company is a good outdoor place with music on weekend at nights. It can take a while to get your food though if it is busy. You order first and pay for food and then you tell the hostess so she can place you... More
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Jen, I lived in the next town from Portland for over 20 years and I would be happy to offer some suggestions. let me know your age, are you traveling with family friends or alone, and some of your interests. Portland is a... More
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