3 Must-Visit Portland, Maine Spots
You might know this little tidbit about me.
And if you don’t, I’ll let you know.
I love Portland, Maine. I’m obsessed with it. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my love affair with the east coast Portland. The city is just that, a city – yet it’s small and cozy and feels like home each time we visit. And, funny enough, we’ve never lived there! It somehow has become a city that we flock too as often as possible.
Whether you’ve been to Portland before or not, here are 3 of my favorite spots to visit while we’re in town.
Regardless of if you’re on the market for a house or not, the West End is worth a walking tour. The old homes are just beautiful. You’ve got colorful houses mixed in with beautiful brick houses, and the result is just stunning.
It was snowing/sleeting and super cold last time we were there, so we hopped in the car and drove around the West End since walking wouldn’t have been too enjoyable. Yet, it was still as lovely as ever.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the neighborhood eateries – I hear Chaval is delicious!
The Portland Head Light is a quick drive from the city center and is worth the little trek. It’s beautiful in any season, truthfully. We typically visit in the winter, and let me tell you – the snow-covered park and lighthouse are so magical. But, it’s great in sunny weather, too! The park is fairly large so it’s nice to get out and walk around by the water. We brought Clover there for the first time on our last trip and he LOVED it.
I also have to say the Portland Head Light holds such a special place in our hearts after getting engaged there a few years ago. You just can’t beat those views. And well, getting engaged in one of the most beautiful places, too!
If you ask anyone who’s been to Portland, ME where to go, they’re going to tell you Old Port. And for good reason, that’s where nearly everything is! So, I’d be remiss if I failed to mention this main pocket of Portland.
Old Port is home to sweet cobblestone streets, restored brick buildings, shops, restaurants, and the like. We love bundling up, grabbing oat milk lattes (okay, I like grabbing oat milk lattes – Tim gets black coffee) at Bard Coffee, and walking around the familiar streets.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come on Portland, Maine and beyond!
Have any trips coming up? Where are you heading?!