7 Things You Need to Do In Portland, Maine
It’s not just Portland, Oregon that deserves your weekend dollars – Portland, Maine can make for a perfect weekend getaway. If you’re thinking about taking a quick trip, give Maine a look. It’s more than just lobsters and lighthouses…though we do like those too. Here are seven things you can do when you visit Portland, Maine.
1. Start with Breakfast at Big Sky Bread
Big Sky Bread Co. is probably the best smelling spot in town. Walk in and enjoy a quick breakfast sandwich and coffee before you start exploring Portland. It’s the best way to kick off a weekend trip.
2. Explore Bohemian Portland
Take a stroll down Congress Street and stop in at some of the cool galleries, cafes, and studios. Some amazing artists exhibit at Constellation Gallery, located at 511 Congress Street. Be sure to stop in and browse.
3. Stroll Through Old Port
It’s a great scene for shopping, for sampling some delicious food, and for just taking in this great city. You’ll be surrounded by 19th-century warehouses and cobblestone streets, all while wandering through what really is the heart of Portland.
4. Get Lunch at Dutch’s
From Tuesday through Sunday you can get a delicious lunch at Dutch’s. There might not be a better place in town to have a fresh sandwich and a bag of homemade potato chips. See the sandwich above, and the chips below, for reference.
5. Visit the Portland Head Light Museum
Just 20 minutes outside of Portland you can visit Cape Elizabeth, where you can take in the famous Portland Head Light. As you can see from the picture above, it’s picturesque any time of the year.
6. Take a Break at Tandem Coffee
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The biscuits, ricotta cakes, and pies are to die for at Tandem Coffee. They also roast their own beans, serving up cappuccinos and lattes. See the coffee pictured above, and the food from the bakery below.
7. Save Room for Grace
Grace, the restaurant, that is. However, it could get confusing, since Grace is set in what used to be a church. An 1850’s Gothic Revival Church, to be precise. The setting is unique and the food is divine.