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Portland Press + Media Mentions

Romance is in the air in Greater Portland from being named one of “the Best Spots in the USA for a Cinematic Proposal” by to being recognized by as one of “6 Romantic Winter Getaways in Northern New England”

If you’re considering getting hitched in Maine, let’s see what the buzz is about from travel writers, influencers, and media professionals.



Lonely Planet

The Outdoor Adventures

8 US cities where you’ll find culture and outdoor adventures

“Maine’s largest city, Portland has Casco Bay at the front door and Maine’s 3000-plus lakes at the back, so outdoorsy Portlanders spend a lot of time on, in or around water. An old rumor that Casco Bay holds 365 islands led some to call them the Calendar Islands: one for each day of the year.”
-Andy Murdock, Lonely Planet

Portland Wine Week, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography
Men's Journal

The Food + Drink

Portland, Maine: Lobstering, Rare Beer, and Sunset Surf 

“The original Portland (founded in 1786) is cozy at about a tenth the size of its West Coast counterpart, with more fresh lobster and restaurants per capita than almost anywhere else in the country. With a working downtown port, access to Atlantic, rivers, lakes, mountains, and trails, and the home of fleece-monger L.L.Bean, Portland’s the place to be.” -Ari Bendersky, Men’s Journal

Portland Food Display, Photo Credit: GLP Films

The Backdrop

The best spots in the USA for a cinematic proposal 

“In the USA’s northeastern corner is the state of Maine, where striped lighthouses are perched along the rocky coastline in-between sandy coves, and sailboats chase the breeze across the green-blue Atlantic, creating a soothing and naturally stunning setting for a proposal.” –

Portland Cityscape Drone at Night, Photography by Peter G. Morneau

Year-Round Opportunities

6 Romantic Winter Getaways in Northern New England

“In Portland’s Old Port area, narrow, gas-lit streets—perfect for walking hand-in-hand in the snow—lead to delightful shops, galleries, and a multitude of acclaimed restaurants.” -Mimi Bigelow Steadman, AAA

Winter Wedding Couple, Photo Credit: Kate McElwee Photography

More Accolades

Find more top-lists and articles all about Greater Portland below. The region is no stranger to media mentions and has been applauded by national outlets such as: The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Fodor’s, Bon Appetit, and Travel + Leisure to name a few.

Spring Point and Portland Head Light, Photo Credits: Serena Folding