Congress Street

Congress Street, Portland: Address, Phone Number, Congress Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Congress Street
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV2,488 contributions
Enjoyable stroll
Sep 2021
We enjoyed our stroll down Congress Street. A bit less commercial than Commerce Street. Nicer (less touristy) shops with better pieces. We purchased some Maine sea salt at a reasonable price. Really enjoyed our stroll.

Note: parking garages are still over priced, but better than down by old town.
Written October 3, 2021
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Dakota
West Caldwell, NJ536 contributions
Where it's at.
Sep 2020
This is the street to walk and where most of the good food is located. There are streets off of Congress where the traffic is not allowed and you can walk and shop or eat.
Written September 11, 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Main thoroughfare in Portland
Oct 2019
Congress Street should be the main street in town with nice buildings and shops located on both sides of the street. There are many cafes and restaurants around apart from souvenir shops available for visitors. Pretty safe to walk around.
Written October 30, 2019
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,374 contributions
Long, some parts good, some full with street people
Sep 2019
Tip: Don't plan to walk the length of it; we changed our mind and did two separate ends. Park on a side street near the Eastern end and walk and then go back towards the Longfellow museum for another walk.
Written September 27, 2019
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MaineGuy777
Bangor, ME1,822 contributions
Lots of Shops, Places to Eat, and Sights
Jun 2019
A great place to walk near the harbor in downtown Portland, with lots of restaurants, coffee shops, stores, art galleries and historic buildings. And there usually are metered parking spots.
Written September 7, 2019
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Alex B
Providence, RI727 contributions
Cross section of the city
May 2019 • Solo
Congress St is one of Portland’s main thoroughfares, but it can take on a whole different vibe in each neighborhood. Farthest out on the peninsula, in the East End/Munjoy Hill neighborhood, Congress St has a very local, almost hippie feel – it’s one of my favorite parts of Portland. Between State St and Franklin St, you get the downtown core; Portland’s tallest buildings line the street, and events like the First Friday Art Walk take place here. Heading into the West End, Congress St hosts a lot of grand historic houses and eventually takes on a more suburban feel, especially after you get to the other side of 295. If you like exploring, check out the whole street, but my favorite stretches are in the East End and the Arts District.
Written August 27, 2019
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DaisyDiva07
St. Petersburg, FL244 contributions
An Historic Tour
Jul 2019
Many old buildings, restored and re-purposed, are connected by the ballasts of old ships--cobbles. This is not a street that accommodates heels, ladies. Where comfortable shoes, and explore, explore, explore.
Written August 12, 2019
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aebcpama
Mechanicsburg, PA185 contributions
Not much going on up here
Jun 2019 • Couples
We parked on Congress St, walked from one end to the other. Not much to see or do, more going on downtown, Fore St or Commercial.
Written June 11, 2019
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NHjo
Saco, ME3,714 contributions
Worth a long stroll
Mar 2019 • Friends
This street is never boring, stretching from the east end of downtown to the west, with a plethora of shops, eateries, views, and some beautiful architecture, including several National Historic Landmark ones like the Longfellow house.
Written March 18, 2019
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14judye
Bogalusa, United States3 contributions
perfect road trip
Jan 2018
enjoyed all the beautiful scenery and historical architecture as well as the food and friendly encounters with the locals.
Written December 12, 2018
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