Visiting Portland

The Top Place to Stay in Portland’s Old Port District

The Portland Harbor Hotel is in the heart of Portland’s historic Old Port district one block from the waterfront. With it’s central location it is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the great walking city. Pro tip: bring sneakers and bonus the hotel is pet friendly. Our sweet pup, Jasper really enjoyed not having to stay home and miss the trip.

Located in the hotel is the Harbor Bistro + Terrace, nestled at the Portland Harbor Hotel in the heart of the Old Port District, is not your typical hotel restaurant. The unique layout of a dining room & lounge together with a private, secluded terrace offer an elegant and exclusive setting on Portland’s competitive restaurant scene. It was at about this time in the trip we learned that Portland was a culinary lovers dream! The design of the dining room and the terrace uniquely complement each other offering cosmopolitan, friendly and approachable service, food & drink.

The menu is imaginative while using the humble ingredients sourced from local farmers, fishermen and foragers creating a dining & entertainment option that redefines what it means to be “a hotel restaurant.” Offering local, coastal cuisine, Harbor Bistro+Terrace is a great place to come together, eat well, and feel at home. When you are finished with the perfect lobster roll it is time to go enjoy the most beautiful Portland sunset. Head on over to Bud Light Park. It is about a 10 minute drive from the hotel and one of the best sites to be seen. 

We curated a small list of some of our favorite and can’t miss spots in Portland. What a bustling tiny city full of love and delicious food. Continue on in the pages of this issue to see the opposite experience on a Maine’s favorite tiny island, Diamond Cove. Take the two trips back to back and it is the perfect combination of fun and ultimate relaxation.

Must see spots in Old Ports:

Central Provisions: reservations a must

Eventide Oyster Co. (no reservations): try the lobster roll and the crab roll

Root Wild Kombucha: a local brewery with and without alcohol

Eastern Promenade: perfect for a walk or run along water

Western Portland Promenade: Beautiful houses for a lovely walk

Tandem Coffee: The egg sandwich (available until it runs out so don't sleep in)

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