Portland, Maine

As someone who was raised in Maine, moved away and came back, I have an undying and unconditional love for my city. I moved away from home to experience something new only to learn that everything I could ever need and want exists right here in the Pine Tree State.

Driving along the coast, bar hopping at local breweries, and walking along the cobblestone streets are just a small part of what fills my heart when I’m in Portland. I took the city for granted when I was younger but as soon as I started traveling, I realized what I had back home. Whether I’m watching my favorite local bands at one of our many venues or kayaking between our many islands, I am exhilarated to be a part of such an exciting, lively and dynamic city.

Portland, Maine Facebook Group

Our growing metropolitan is constantly expanding and changing and it can be hard to stay up to date on everything that is going on around here, especially now that we’re booming post-pandemic. To keep in touch with my fellow locals, learn new things, and stay in the loop, I rely on the Portland, Maine Facebook group.

Someone recently posted asking the group, “what is your favorite thing about Portland?”. The comments came flying in as Mainers relayed all the things they love about our lively city and I agree with every single one of them. There are hundreds of things I love about this place and as you read through, you can see why we are all here. Whether you’re a local or you’re wondering what Portland has to offer, these are what some Mainers say are their favorite things about Portland:

35 Things Mainers Say They Love About Portland

Mainers shared on Facebook their favorite parts about the city of Portland.

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