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Your Guide to Portland

Click around to discover superlative places that locals enjoy. You can view everything at once by selecting the all button, or sort by category to hone in on what you're after. Each location has a short description to tell you why that spot is a Portland standout.

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Portland Museum of Art Maine's oldest and largest art museum
2
SPACE Gallery art, music, films, talks, and performances in two spaces
3
A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts fine art and collectible objects
4
Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA thought-provoking contemporary art
5
One Longfellow Square intimate arts and music venue
6
Running with Scissors Art Studios multi-disciplinary artist studios and gallery
7
SALT Institute of Documentary Studies gallery displays the work of documentary students
8
Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery true tattoo artists
9
St. Lawrence Arts Center arts and community center in a restored church
10
The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine three floors of interactive exhibits for kids
11
Tom Veilleux Gallery American paintings, sculpture, and drawings
12
Maine College of Art Portland's downtown art college
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A Gathering of Stitches a making space for fiber and textile craftspeople
14
Greenhut Galleries contemporary art and sculpture by Maine artists
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Art House Picture Frames
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Kingspoke
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Mechanics Hall
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Portland Arts Challenge
19
The Press Hotel
20
Creative Portland
21
Arabica Italian roasts, American servings
22
Aurora Provisions cafe, caterer, bakery, and market
23
Bard Coffee the across-the-street alternative to Starbucks
24
Coffee By Design Portland's original micro-roasted coffee, flagship location
25
Arabica roastery and coffee house in a big brick warehouse
26
Hilltop Coffee cozy, neighborhood coffeeshop in the East End
27
Public Market House two floors of funky local goodness, with cafe seating upstairs
28
Tandem Coffee Roasters roastery and beautiful bar influenced by Blue Bottle Coffee
29
Speckled Ax a coffee shop for purists, owned by an organic roaster
30
Tandem Coffee and Bakery perfect coffee and baked goods in the West End
31
The Press Hotel
32
Bayside Bowl hipster bowling with a full bar and restaurant
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Blackstone's Portland's oldest gay bar
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Bubba's Sulky Lounge dive bar with a flashing dance floor and more
35
Eventide Oyster Co. oyster bar array, food and spirits
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Fore Street Portland's most celebrated restaurant
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Geno's Rock Club bar and music venue with a tiered floor and pool tables
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J's Oyster Bar Portland's original raw bar and dive bar
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LFK full menu, full bar, full of books to buy or borrow
40
Local 188 farm to table, brunch to dinner, and bar/lounge
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Maine Mead Works made from Maine honey, complimentary tastings
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Mama's Crowbar tiny, beer only, cash only, and there's a piano.
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Sonny's Southwestern/Latin fusion, gorgeous bar/lounge
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The Snug Irish pub known for great bartenders
45
Urban Farm Fermentory urban farming, skill sharing and fermenting, tours
46
The Bearded Lady's Jewel Box craft cocktail speakeasy on Congress Street
47
The Press Hotel
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The Holy Donut home of the amazing Maine potato donut
49
Boda very Thai restaurant with a late-night menu
50
Hugo's Restaurant gastronomic experiences, blind tastings, bar snacks
51
Aurora Provisions cafe, caterer, bakery, and market
52
Browne Trading Company supplying seafood to great restaurants in the Northeast
53
Dean's Sweets hand-dipped chocolate truffles made on site
54
Duckfat hot sandwiches, Belgian fries, adult beverages
55
Eventide Oyster Co. oyster bar array, food and spirits
56
Flatbread Pizza organic, brick-oven pizza on the water
57
Fore Street Portland's most celebrated restaurant
58
Green Elephant vegetarian, Asian-influenced cuisine
59
Harbor Fish Market Custom House Wharf classic, will also ship
60
Homegrown Herb and Tea organic teas, to-go or sit and sip
61
J's Oyster Bar Portland's original raw bar and dive bar
62
LFK full menu, full bar, full of books to buy or borrow
63
Local 188 farm to table, brunch to dinner, and bar/lounge
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Miccucci Wholesale Foods traditional Italian grocery and fresh Sicilian pizza
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Miyake extraordinary innovative sushi, organic and local ingredients
66
Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream a parlor of classic and unusual ice cream
67
Otto (East End) hot gourmet pizza by the slice or pie and delivery
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Otto (576 Congress) hot gourmet pizza by the slice or pie and delivery
69
Pai Men Miyake redefining the Japanese noodle bar
70
Petite Jacqueline affordable French cuisine, bistro-style
71
Public Market House two floors of funky local goodness, with cafe seating upstairs
72
Rosemont Market (Munjoy Hill) neighborhood grocery specializing in fine, local foods
73
Sonny's Southwestern/Latin fusion, gorgeous bar/lounge
74
The Standard Baking Co. fresh bread and pastries, sister of Fore Street restaurant
75
Two Fat Cats Bakery pies, whoopie pies, cakes + cupcakes
76
OhNo Café top-notch breakfast sandwiches all day
77
Tandem Coffee and Bakery perfect coffee and baked goods in the West End
78
The Press Hotel
79
SPACE Gallery art, music, films, talks, and performances in two spaces
80
Bayside Bowl hipster bowling with a full bar and restaurant
81
Bubba's Sulky Lounge dive bar with a flashing dance floor and more
82
Geno's Rock Club bar and music venue with a tiered floor and pool tables
83
One Longfellow Square intimate arts and music venue
84
St. Lawrence Arts Center arts and community center in a restored church
85
The State Theatre beautiful building and intimate venue for national acts
86
Portland Arts Challenge
87
Acoustic Artisans collaborative string-instrument workshop
88
Angela Adams Design eponymous modern home furnishings and textiles
89
Aurora Provisions cafe, caterer, bakery, and market
90
Blanche + Mimi baby, homegoods, and accessories, new and vintage
91
Browne Trading Company supplying seafood to great restaurants in the Northeast
92
Coast City Comics/The Funbox Monster Emporium shop/homage to comic, toy, and video game culture
93
Corey & Co. women's clothing sold in a working studio/shop
94
Dean's Sweets hand-dipped chocolate truffles made on site
95
Enterprise Records a frequent stop for local vinyl lovers
96
Ferdinand letterpress cards, handmade and vintage sundries
97
Find cool clothing on consignment
98
Green Hand Bookshop large selection of used books, a refuge for readers
99
Harbor Fish Market Custom House Wharf classic, will also ship
100
Homegrown Herb and Tea organic teas, to-go or sit and sip
101
KnitWit Yarn Shop everything you need for knitting, and classes
102
Longfellow Books indie bookstore and literary gathering spot
103
Miccucci Wholesale Foods traditional Italian grocery and fresh Sicilian pizza
104
Pinecone and Chickadee handmade goods and vintage finds from clothing to cards
105
Planet Dog Company Store dog-friendly pet emporium and grooming
106
Portland Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studio fiber-loving community, classes, and supplies
107
Portland Flea-For-All artisan and vintage vendors, Saturdays and Sundays
108
Portland General Store all-natural concoctions for the face and body
109
Public Market House two floors of funky local goodness, with cafe seating upstairs
110
Portland Trading Company clothes, art, and products made in New England
111
Rosemont Market (Munjoy Hill) neighborhood grocery specializing in fine, local foods
112
Sea Bags Portland-stitched bags made from recycled sails
113
South Street Linen everything linen, including block-printed scarves
114
Red Thread
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Portland Museum of Art Maine's oldest and largest art museum
116
Acoustic Artisans collaborative string-instrument workshop
117
Bayside Bowl hipster bowling with a full bar and restaurant
118
Casco Bay Lines the best (and cheapest) way to visit Casco Bay and the Islands
119
Eastern Promenade scenic walking trails, beach, benches, dog-friendly
120
International Cryptozoology Museum eccentricity, Yetis, and other curiosities
121
Maine Mead Works made from Maine honey, complimentary tastings
122
Portland Observatory 86-foot high landmark and museum with great views
123
Portland Schooner Co. sailing vessels steeped in history for tours and charters
124
Portland Trails 50 miles of trails, start with the loop around Back Cove
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Sanctuary Tattoo and Art Gallery true tattoo artists
126
The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine three floors of interactive exhibits for kids
127
Urban Farm Fermentory urban farming, skill sharing and fermenting, tours
Food
1
The Holy Donut home of the amazing Maine potato donut
2
Boda very Thai restaurant with a late-night menu
3
Hugo's Restaurant gastronomic experiences, blind tastings, bar snacks
4
Aurora Provisions cafe, caterer, bakery, and market
5
Browne Trading Company supplying seafood to great restaurants in the Northeast
6
Dean's Sweets hand-dipped chocolate truffles made on site
7
Duckfat hot sandwiches, Belgian fries, adult beverages
8
Eventide Oyster Co. oyster bar array, food and spirits
9
Flatbread Pizza organic, brick-oven pizza on the water
10
Fore Street Portland's most celebrated restaurant
11
Green Elephant vegetarian, Asian-influenced cuisine
12
Harbor Fish Market Custom House Wharf classic, will also ship
13
Homegrown Herb and Tea organic teas, to-go or sit and sip
14
J's Oyster Bar Portland's original raw bar and dive bar
15
LFK full menu, full bar, full of books to buy or borrow
16
Local 188 farm to table, brunch to dinner, and bar/lounge
17
Miccucci Wholesale Foods traditional Italian grocery and fresh Sicilian pizza
18
Miyake extraordinary innovative sushi, organic and local ingredients
19
Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream a parlor of classic and unusual ice cream
20
Otto (East End) hot gourmet pizza by the slice or pie and delivery
21
Otto (576 Congress) hot gourmet pizza by the slice or pie and delivery
22
Pai Men Miyake redefining the Japanese noodle bar
23
Petite Jacqueline affordable French cuisine, bistro-style
24
Public Market House two floors of funky local goodness, with cafe seating upstairs
25
Rosemont Market (Munjoy Hill) neighborhood grocery specializing in fine, local foods
26
Sonny's Southwestern/Latin fusion, gorgeous bar/lounge
27
The Standard Baking Co. fresh bread and pastries, sister of Fore Street restaurant
28
Two Fat Cats Bakery pies, whoopie pies, cakes + cupcakes
29
OhNo Café top-notch breakfast sandwiches all day
30
Tandem Coffee and Bakery perfect coffee and baked goods in the West End
31
The Press Hotel
Shop
1
Acoustic Artisans collaborative string-instrument workshop
2
Angela Adams Design eponymous modern home furnishings and textiles
3
Aurora Provisions cafe, caterer, bakery, and market
4
Blanche + Mimi baby, homegoods, and accessories, new and vintage
5
Browne Trading Company supplying seafood to great restaurants in the Northeast
6
Coast City Comics/The Funbox Monster Emporium shop/homage to comic, toy, and video game culture
7
Corey & Co. women's clothing sold in a working studio/shop
8
Dean's Sweets hand-dipped chocolate truffles made on site
9
Enterprise Records a frequent stop for local vinyl lovers
10
Ferdinand letterpress cards, handmade and vintage sundries
11
Find cool clothing on consignment
12
Green Hand Bookshop large selection of used books, a refuge for readers
13
Harbor Fish Market Custom House Wharf classic, will also ship
14
Homegrown Herb and Tea organic teas, to-go or sit and sip
15
KnitWit Yarn Shop everything you need for knitting, and classes
16
Longfellow Books indie bookstore and literary gathering spot
17
Miccucci Wholesale Foods traditional Italian grocery and fresh Sicilian pizza
18
Pinecone and Chickadee handmade goods and vintage finds from clothing to cards
19
Planet Dog Company Store dog-friendly pet emporium and grooming
20
Portland Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studio fiber-loving community, classes, and supplies
21
Portland Flea-For-All artisan and vintage vendors, Saturdays and Sundays
22
Portland General Store all-natural concoctions for the face and body
23
Public Market House two floors of funky local goodness, with cafe seating upstairs
24
Portland Trading Company clothes, art, and products made in New England
25
Rosemont Market (Munjoy Hill) neighborhood grocery specializing in fine, local foods
26
Sea Bags Portland-stitched bags made from recycled sails
27
South Street Linen everything linen, including block-printed scarves
28
Red Thread