What’s New in the Portland, Maine Region

What’s New in the Portland, Maine Region

New Eats and Adventures in Portland, Maine

Places to stay, play, and enjoy all across Greater Portland

New year means new bites, brews, activities, and adventures in Greater Portland, Maine. Discover what’s in store this year across our area towns and beyond. Want to experience all the new things to do first hand? You’re going to have to visit and sea for yourself…

In the meantime, keep checking back as we add the latest and greatest developments in Greater Portland, Maine.

Luna Rooftop Bar, Photo Credits: Greg Premru

Photo Credits (Top to Bottom, Left to Right): Luna Rooftop Bar at the Canopy, Photo Credits: Greg Premru | New Kitchen at Rising Tide, Photo Credit: Serena Folding | Aloft Hotel Pool Table Photo Credit: Capshore Photography | Holy Donut New Location on Commercial, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

New Things to Do

Explore new walking tours, cruises, shops, events, and experiences all across Greater Portland, Maine. You’ll find new ways to explore the region from cobblestone streets to the Casco bay islands and beyond.

Another Round

Indulge in a library of 150+ board games at Another Round, where cozy vibes meet the perfect blend of refreshment and relaxation all year round.

The Fish & Bone

For over 20 years, we’ve been the resource for pet parents who want to know how to feed and take care of their furry family. No artificial dyes, flavors or preservatives in our products.

Maine Day Trips & Tours

Private sightseeing tours are available for couples and all size groups, from minivan to motor coach.

Portland by the Foot

Experience unforgettable storytelling—rich with heart, humor, and humanity—on a walking tour with Maine’s top-rated guide!


Urban garden center and hub for DIY terrarium creations, also serving house made soups, local craft beer, wine, coffee and tea.


Find something new or pre-loved, all in one place. Our store in Portland’s Bayside district is also the HQ of ToadAgain, our circular clothing solution.

Toad&Co – Freeport

Check out the complete Toad&Co collection and browse selections from other like-minded outdoor brands at our Freeport store and outlet.

X-Golf Portland

Maine’s Premier sports lounge and virtual golf experience. Come play on the world’s most advanced and accurate golf simulator!

New Food + Drink

The food scene in Greater Portland is always growing! From world-class cuisine, to wineries, to food trucks, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out these new spots next time you’re in town.

The Holy Donut- Commercial St

Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts. We believe donuts can be wholesome and made with healthy ingredients.

Luna Rooftop Bar

Savor artisan cocktails, modern shareable plates, and small bites with a birds-eye view of the working waterfront.

Orange Bike Brewing Company

Embracing our “Better Beer for a Better Future” philosophy, we craft exceptional, naturally gluten-free beer with a commitment to social and environmental justice.

Rigby Yard

Just steps away from popular restaurants, bars, hotels and shopping, Rigby Yard is centrally located in the Old Port on historic Wharf St.

Salt Yard Café & Bar

Industrial-chic all-day café and restaurant with a menu that evolves as the day unfolds, located at the Canopy Portland Waterfront hotel.

Thistle & Grouse

Located in the Old Port, Thistle & Grouse is a Modern Gastropub with an emphasis on locally sourcing meats, seafood, produce and beer.


New Portland restaurant with a classic waterfront dining room, housed in a restored historic maritime building.

New Hotels

Greater Portland has some exciting new places to stay. Find accommodations downtown, by the seaside, and across our charming New England area towns. Find a hotel steps away from restaurants, shops, or our working waterfront.

Aloft Portland Downtown Waterfront ME

An urban, sophisticated hotel sitting on Portland’s working waterfront.

The Docent's Collection

Unlike traditional hotels, The Docent’s Collection provides temporary lodging that feels like a luxury residence. Welcome to your Urban Home.

Cambria Portland Downtown – Old Port

Enjoy a comfortable stay in our brand new, modern hotel in the historic district of our charming coastal town.

Canopy Portland Waterfront

Canopy Portland Waterfront is situated along Portland’s working waterfront and features guestrooms & suites with waterfront views.

The Federal

Reimagined 19th century historic home and historic inn turned boutique hotel in the heart of Brunswick, Maine.

Longfellow Hotel

Inspired by Maine’s timeless, natural charm, The Longfellow is thoughtfully designed to elicit joy and enhance wellness.

New Art + Entertainment

Portland has always been known for its phenomenal art scene, and this year will be no exception. All around the city, you’ll see remarkable public artwork, including the Art Barricades and Banners from Creative Portland, designed by local artists. In addition, Portland has been crowned the winner of the Best Bus Stop in the USA, thanks to Ebenezer Akakpo, artist of Hope and Friendship!

First Friday Art Walk is back! Every first Friday of the month, explore Portland’s Art District with a free self-guided tour of local galleries, museums, and much more.

First Friday Art Walk, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton Photography

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of Every Month

Photo Credit: Corey Templeton Photography

Stay in the Know

Two Lights Lighthouse, Photo Credits: Serena Folding

For more tips, tricks, and things to do in Greater Portland, Maine follow us on @visitportland or request a Visitor’s Guide below. Or check out our Events Calendar for an upcoming list of things to do.