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7 Things You Need to Do In Portland, Maine

By on May 17, 2018

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

From the morning hours, fresh out of the oven.

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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


Finally had a chance to get breakfast at @dutchsportland and it was on point.

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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.


Late lunch must have chips.

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5. Visit the Portland Head Light Museum


No matter what time of year it is, Portland Head Light is always stunning. #VisitPortlandME #lighthouse #authenticbynature

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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

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.


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7. Save Room for Grace

#nofilterneeded Check out our new dessert! A delicious fruit plate! #eatgracelove #fruitplate #healthydessert #yumyumyum

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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.