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Old Port

Address: Portland, ME
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Ranked #13 of 54 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: Waterfront area dating back to the 1800s.
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Type: Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
Owner description: Waterfront area dating back to the 1800s.

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely old area with plenty of bars and restaurants, a nice waterfront with paths to walk along and great visitor centre. Only slight negative is that there seemed to be a lot of vagrants round the area, more than we saw in New York but generally felt a safe area.

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White Plains, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Walking in Old Port makes me feel connected to America's history. Walk up any street from Commercial (the harbor side) and the small shops, narrow streets and narrower alleys instantly speak of those who came before us. There are still cobblestone streets and restaurants and shops that are upstairs or downstairs. The streets are windy and sometimes a little oddly... More 

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Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Old Port is a great area to visit on a sunny day to shop and watch the water. We did not experience the nightlife, but I suspect that it's a relatively young scene. If you are in Portland, it's worth a stop!

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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272 reviews 272 reviews
103 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This area is huge and has something for everyone! The shops are all very nice and the employees were friendly. Very cool area to walk around.

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Gorham nh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Perfect place to go with your significant other! Lots of local vendors and cute shops line the cobblestone streets. Plenty of restaurants too. The water is nearby also of you want to catch a ferry or cruise ship tour. Wouldn't take small children, not a lot to entertain them. Wonderful experience.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A very interesting and vibrant port that can even entertain large cruise ships. Lots of interesting and unique shops with great items and Delicious food. Can easily be entertained for several hours and you'll be eager to return

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Friend and I decided to make a quick visit to the ocean after a few days of hiking in the White Mountains. Portland seemed like a nice place with where we expected we would find some live music. Rather disappointed. All the bars we encountered were sports bar with big TVs. Not very many interesting boutiques or things to see... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent the day here starting with breakfast and went non stop until we had a fabulous time at Demillos. Great day in the Old Port,

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Fort Washington, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

very active and loaded with food and drink options. the cobble stone street is not good for persons with mobility issues

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Clinton ,MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

There are all kinds of stores and shops in this harbor/wharf area. We especially liked one of the kitchen stores facing the waterfront. There are many places to eat and at night all of the pubs and clubs come to life about 10pm! there are some public parking lots but if you stay in the area as we did at... More 

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