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Old Port

Portland, ME
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Ranked #1 of 15 shopping in Portland
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Nightlife, Dining
Traveler Description: The heart of Portland, Maine's Old Port is the intersection of Exchange and Fore streets.  The Old Port itself, for the purposes of strolling... more »
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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Salt store was the most interesting. Lots of infused salt, facial and hand creams, etc.International shops, expensive clothing, small independent stores.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Also the best price for twin lobsters was at Giffords Chowder House. Half the price of Boones and DeMillios (also half the atmosphere) but we just wanted good fresh lobstah!

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I live in North Conway, and this is a road trip that my friends and I take 3 to 5 times a year. The old port is quaint, beautiful, well-maintained, it has many attractions as well as superb seafood. We spend the entire day and evening wandering through a child, going to the specialty shops and picking up items that... More

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Though I live in Portland, i rarely visit the Old Port unless its to take friends there in the summer and at the holiday time. When i do go, I always marvel at how nice this area looks since I was a child - vast improvements everywhere. I used to drive down the cobblestone Commercial street with its railraod track... More

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautiful little city....fun to walk around and view the shops and restaurants. There are all kinds of artisan shops as well as household/wares. Look for the bakeries and other specialty shops. Watch the boats come in and out of port in the nicer seasons and during the summer many cruise ships are visible. Portland itself has a lovely symphony and... More

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Check out Exchange St,, Wharf St., Commercial St. Shop, eat, listen to street musicians, walk. From the Eastern end of Commercial St. you can start walking along the water toward Eastern Promenade. Lovely! I live an hour from Portland, but go to the city twice a week, because I like to hang out there, go have a drink, meet friends,... More

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Portland, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Old Port is an amazing place four seasons. Simply to shop or browse, walk, people watch, dine, or have fun at night. I HIGHLY recommend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
82 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A visit to Portland is not complete without a visit to the Old Port. Once the home of old warehouses and busy merchant shipping offices, this restored waterfront area of the old port district is now more shopping than shipping with much to see and to visit including galleries, book stores, craft shops and many restaurants lining the narrow old... More

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Gray, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

So much charm...cobblestone streets, the smell of the ocean, lots of great places to eat and shop all within walking distance.

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Charlestown, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was born in Portland 5 decades ago, and yet I have probably visited Portland less than 10 times. Criminal, I know. But I was able to spend a couple of days visiting the Old Port recently - and have started to plan my return visit already. Great options for restaurants, music venues, art museums/galleries, kayaking, running trails, fishing -... More

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