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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Portland's premier art museum. If you love art, this is place you for to go!”
  • 147 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Inexpensive ticket prices and fun for the whole family. Waterpark and amusement park. Around an hour and 15 minutes away, 60 miles.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Modern cafe in a converted 1960s gas station serving house-roasted coffees, pastries & sandwiches.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Definitely try to get the Waffle Plate. I would suggest avoiding coming here on a weekend as the wait tends to be one hour or longer. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
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“Comfort food at its finest. Cozy and comfortable spot to relax, eat and enjoy company.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Excellent Thai food. Great service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend trying these tasty bites.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Enjoy the beach and the Playland. Palace Playland is a five-acre family-oriented amusement park featuring over 28 rides and attractions. Our 24,000 square foot arcade is one of the largest in New England, containing more than 250 games and attractions, ranging from Skeeball & Fortune Tellers to the latest in coupon skill games and coin-operated video. Located on the beach at Old Orchard Beach. This beachfront location allows visitors to enjoy Palace Playland’s rides and attractions, as well as midway games of skill, great food, gift shops, and much more!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Popular Concert & Theater Venue in Portland, ME (check out website for current performances)”
  • 46 locals recommend
Rock Club
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“Right across the street From the museum! A great place to eat dim sum. Try the green beans, eggplant or honey/walnut shrimp with a nice cozy bowl of ramen:)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
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“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Hosts over 140 stores, restaurants and theaters. Great place for a rainy day. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“"Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, we collaborate with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas. From our versatile home at 534-538 Congress Street, we: ● Curate visual art exhibitions ● Showcase music ● Present film screenings ● Facilitate lectures and discussions ● Foster a platform for contemporary experimental performance ● Rent below-market studios to artists with active practices ● Oversee a statewide granting program for artist-led initiatives and projects ● Invite national artists to stay in Portland through our residency program ● Encourage conversations about issues of social justice ● Engage the public in community events and open forums ● Collaborate with other nonprofits, artist-run projects, and performing arts organizations"”
  • 41 locals recommend
Museum
“Make a day and visit this amazing city; the children's museum is a special treat.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Guy Fieri and DDD put this diner on the must visit at least once bucket list stop.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Pan-Asian vegetarian fare, from tempeh curry to noodles with vegan duck. We really like it here and never a miss! No reservations, so plan accordingly to arrive at the start of service.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Japanese Restaurant
“Go here if you're looking for ramen. They have a small menu, but it's all delicious! Also, of course, a large selection of local beers. This place is a great option for an affordable and filling dinner!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Definitely try to get the Waffle Plate. I would suggest avoiding coming here on a weekend as the wait tends to be one hour or longer. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Bar
“Comfort food at its finest. Cozy and comfortable spot to relax, eat and enjoy company.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
“Excellent Thai food. Great service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend trying these tasty bites.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Rock Club
“Right across the street From the museum! A great place to eat dim sum. Try the green beans, eggplant or honey/walnut shrimp with a nice cozy bowl of ramen:)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Bar
“My neighborhood bar. It's cozy and funky (gets a little loud and wild on Friday and Saturday nights, otherwise it's pretty tame and good for conversing over a drink or playing cribbage). ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Cafe
“Guy Fieri and DDD put this diner on the must visit at least once bucket list stop.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pan-Asian vegetarian fare, from tempeh curry to noodles with vegan duck. We really like it here and never a miss! No reservations, so plan accordingly to arrive at the start of service.”
  • 42 locals recommend

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