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Expand Your Meeting Horizons

Expand Your Meeting Horizons

The Big Picture in Greater Portland

Find arts, entertainment, and attractions all in close proximity

So much to do, so little time. Within a 15-mile radius of Maine’s largest metropolitan hub, you’ll find a variety of landscapes and towns to explore. Both within and surrounding Portland, parks and preserves allow access to the tranquil natural beauty Maine is renowned for.


WELCOME TO GREATER PORTLAND

Scarborough Marsh Winter Sunset, Photo Credit: CFW Photography

Enjoy a stroll on a sandy beach or a team-building canoe trip through a salt marsh in Scarborough. Westbrook’s Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art venue, just minutes from downtown Portland in the burgeoning arts and tech riverfront town of Westbrook

(pictured: Scarborough Marsh Winter Sunset, Photo Credit: CFW Photography).

Plated Lobster Meal with Butter and Corn, Photo Courtesy of Robert Witkowski

Grab some Maine lobster and photograph renowned Portland Head Light while watching surf crash upon Cape Elizabeth’s rocky coast. The state’s largest retail center is located in South Portland, near the Portland Jetport and several hotel and conference centers

(pictured: Plated Lobster Meal with Butter and Corn, Photo Courtesy of Robert Witkowski).

Freeport Village Station, Photo Credit: Tim Greenway

Freeport entices travelers to uncover fabulous finds, but your group can also experience active adventures with L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery School.

(pictured: Freeport Village Station, Photo Credit: Tim Greenway).


BOTH REFINED AND RELAXED

Portland is perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. Older architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along the waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the Old Port section of town.

City Hall Exterior, Photo Credit: Chris Lawrence
City Hall Exterior, Photo Credit: Chris Lawrence

Portland is easy to navigate by foot, taxi or bus. Small parks and squares dot the landscape, offering comfortable respite for urban explorers. Intriguing shops and cozy coffee and tea houses beckon to passersby. Harbor cruises, historic buildings, and galleries nestle along the working waterfront.

On a stroll through the Old Port, you’ll hear the squall of gulls and the low moan of bell buoys as you watch fishermen unloading their daily catch. Portland’s waterfront is still very much a working port, an integral part of the local economy. Underlying the latest tech, fashion, and culinary scene is a deep sense of continuity and natural authenticity.

With sophisticated style and artistic sensibilities, Greater Portland is never-the-less unpretentious and welcoming


Make Your Maine Meeting Memorable

Bri Lane at Hear Here, Photo Courtesy of Creative Portland via Dave Wade

Arts + Entertainment for Groups

  • Art Museums + Galleries
  • Professional Dance, Theatre, Symphony + Opera
  • Local + National Musicians
  • Summer Music Theatre
  • Entertainers + Performers

Pictured: Bri Lane at Hear Here, Photo Courtesy of Creative Portland via Dave Wade


Sunset Kayak Tour - Photo Credit: Portland Paddle

Group Attractions + Tours

  • Brewery + Distillery Tours
  • Lighthouse Tours
  • Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey Teams
  • Parks + Wildlife Viewing
  • Land + Sea Sightseeing Tours
  • Bowling + Laser Tag

Pictured: Sunset Kayak Tour – Photo Credit: Portland Paddle


Downtown Old Port, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

Local Shopping

  • Old Port Boutiques
  • Maine Made Gifts
  • Arts District Galleries & Shops
  • South Portland Maine Mall
  • Freeport Outlets & Boutiques

Pictured: Downtown Old Port, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography


A Row of Mini Lobster Rolls on Peaks Island, Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Alana / GLP Films

Group Dining

  • Lobster, Seafood & Clambakes
  • “Taste of Maine” Receptions
  • Local Microbreweries/Distilleries/Wineries
  • Culinary Tours
  • Wine Education & Pairings
  • Chef Classes

Pictured: A Row of Mini Lobster Rolls, Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Alana / GLP Films