It’s not all lobster rolls and L.L. Bean boots in Portland, ME (okay, sometimes it is). From active surfing and sailing to historical fishing ports and lighthouses on this rocky seacoast, this Southern Maine town still boasts a metropolitan finesse. Come for the refreshing smell of briny air, pine needles and moss, stay for the fantastic local art scene and bistros on mostly every corner. Maine is beautiful in every sense of the word: untouched, dramatic and soul-stirring.

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Portland, ME —
Life Is Good Here

“Yes, life is good here in Portland Maine.” Our city slogan perfectly articulates the true essence of living (or visiting) Portland. This city spills over with diversity and character. Flannel clad “Salt of the Earth” people, jet-setters, hipsters, artists, executives, street performers, fisherman, entrepreneurs, students, and retirees populate this unpretentious, small city of 65,000. Portland is a one hour flight from New York City, an hour and a half drive from Boston, making it an easy weekend destination. The city also hosts over 50 cruise ships in the harbor from June to November.

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