Uptown, a few blocks from the waterfront, is Portland’s secret treasure; the Arts District. With Congress Street as its spine, this once traditional shopping street has turned into a mecca of art galleries, antique shops, and artist studios.
The Old Port is the mecca of shopping in Portland. Clothing, home accessories, shoes, gifts for your pet. Souvenirs line the cobblestone streets of this historic waterfront district. Everything is in walking distance of the waterfront. Experience the quant charm of boutique shopping, one of a kind shops and restaurants serving Maine’s famous lobster dishes, local specialties and the latest nouveau cuisine.
Downtown Portland has an eclectic mix of hotels, many with water views, all within walking distance of the Old Port and Arts District. Our full-service hotels range from rehabilitated historic buildings to contemporary design.