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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 10, 2014
Long Term Parking near Ferry?  (2 Answers)

I'll be taking the ferry to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in August. Likely will be there six days. Is there inexpensive parking somewhere in Portland? One website listed the cost as being over $185. That seems high. But still cheaper than taking my car round trip on the ferry since I won't need a car once I get there.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2014
Is it worth a whole day?  (1 Answer)

Hey! I'll be traveling to the northeast for vacation from Alabama. I'll be flying into Boston and will have about a week and a half to take in as much of New England as I possibly can. I'm really bound to transit systems since I won't have a car. There is a megabus that goes to Portland from Boston. Could I see most of Portland in a day or should I spend the night? Any other tips on where to go or what to see would be appreciated as well!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2014
college visit  (1 Answer)

Visiting University of New England in Biddeford with my daughter on Saturday. Want to give her an idea of the surrounding area should she decide to go to college here. I have never been to Portland, any suggestions for touring and staying overnight?

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2013
photography enthusiast  (5 Answers)

What is the most quaint setting in Portland, indoors or out? (no boring sunset shots please)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2013
where to start

Best way to do Portland, Maine, Freeport, Kittery, Kennebunkport, traveling from NYC 7/13 thru 7/7/19 any other interesting cities. Must arrive back in NYc on sat 20th. thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2013
One day in early May  (5 Answers)

From Sarasota FL and I will have one day to spend in Portland in early May. Any suggestions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2012
Lobster Roll in late November  (1 Answer)

Hi!

We'll be passing through Portland in late November and would love to get a lobster roll. Anything available then that's good?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 07, 2011
Dancing in Portland Maine?

Where OH where are the dancing venues in Portland, Scarborough, South Portland area? We are looking for Latin dancing like Salsa, Tango, Meringue and the like. So far all the night spots we have found are more involved with eating, drinking and sports. Those are fun too, but we are looking for a night club with a real dance floor for an older than College age crowd. Can anyone help us?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2011
SPORTS BARS FOR NFL GAMES  (4 Answers)

In relative close proximity to where the cruise boats dock at Portland, Maine, are there any sports bars that DEFINITELY have multiple tvs AND the NFL Sunday Ticket? I want to see the Ravens/Steelers game on Sunday, 9/11 @ 1pm while we're there.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2011
Portland in September

Where is a good lobster pound in the Portland area? We want the picnic table/no frills experience, not some fancy restaurant. Also, if we drive up US 1 from Portland how long would it take to reach Acadia? Thanks so much for the info.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2011
Help us decide about vacation location

Hi
We are coming to portland maine for the first time at the end of July. It will be my wife, myself and our 10 year old daughter. We have the choice of two apts to rent and we are having trouble deciding. The addresses are:

- 200 High St. (
- 102 Eastern Promenade (

Whats important to us is:

- walking to amenities
- quality of neighborhood
- saftey

Any advice people may have would be greatly appreciated.

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2010
parking for peak's island

will be staying for two weeks on peak's. need an inexpensive lot to park car for that time. don't mind walking to get to ferry.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2010
What to do in Portland?  (1 Answer)

Hi, my boyfriend and I are taking a cruise and one of our stops is Portalnd. We are trying to venture out and take our own tour. We will be docked from 10am to 7pm. Considering our short time frame what sightseeing is most recommended, best place to eat, and best tour to take?

Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2009
First time in Portland  (3 Answers)

Im coming to Portland Maine for the first time on October 17th till the 22nd, what should I do, see and eat? Please help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2009
The opening hours of J's Oyster Bar  (2 Answers)

I will only be half day at Portland and I want to try the lobster at the J's Oyster Bar. May I know what is the openign hours of this resturant? Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2008
MARRIGE  (2 Answers)

THINKING OF GETTING RE-MARRIED WHILE ON OUR OCT CRUISE AND ONE OF OUR STOPS WILL BE PORTLAND FROM 09:00AM--7:00PM WHAT PROCEDURE'S DO WE NEED TO COMPLETE TO COMPLETE THIS TASK


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2008
Portland OR to the coast to see the Redwoods  (2 Answers)

Hi, we'd like to get from Portland to the coast by train, then fast speed onto San francisco. Can you fly out of Portland to say, Eureka, around 29.10.08 please? Many thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2008
What to do in Portland, Maine  (4 Answers)

I'll be in Portland, ME for the first week in September (staying in Harpswell). Any suggestions on what not to miss or do, etc. while there? Will have a car for day trips
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2008
house swap portland for beautiful myrtle beach  (1 Answer)

Two adults wish to trade homes for vacation. Non smoker- non drinker- no pets- interested in portland area- astoria- one to two weeks. We have a comfortable home in Myrtle Beach SC- minutes to the beach and intracoastal waterway. Would be willing to swap with couple with similar interest.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 06, 2008
Best dates to go in summer  (2 Answers)

I am planning a two week stay in Portland this summer where I will be working a bit and "playing" a lot. I have a choice of two different time frames in which to go, but I need help in deciding which is best. I can either go in the first two weeks of June, or the first two weeks in July. Is there a big difference during these dates as far as 1) number of tourists, 2) weather in general, 3)fun events going on, 4)markets, restaurants, museums, sites being open, 5)beach weather 6)just general overall "feel" of the place. Mostly, I am concerned about #3, and #4 above because I don't want things to be closed up (especially in early June) if locals feel that it isn't quite summer yet. Any and all responses are welcome!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2007
Children's Museum of Maine

I'm traveling to Maine with my 9-year-old niece and 14-year-old nephew. I'm wondering if they're too old to visit the Children's Museum of Maine or would they still get a kick out of some of the exhibits?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 19, 2007
Where do hipsters get their hair cut in portland?

Where do all the cool kids of portland get their hair cut?
thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 05, 2007
Locating certain sites/buildings in Portland  (1 Answer)

I'm going to be in Portland later this month, working as a photographer on a
self-assignment while visiting family on Chebeague (which I do yearly). I
have a collection of old postcards depicting various buildings in Portland, and
I want to locate all the subjects some afternoon and photograph them as they are
today (assuming they all are still in existence!), from the same angles if possible.

What I'm trying to do is find someone local who's more familiar with the area
and could possible suggest or map out a route for me, to make the most efficient
use of my time. I'm not looking for a "tour guide," but just some directions
and any suggestions one might care to offer. If I make a new friend in the
deal, so be it!

Thanks for any help offered.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2007
Some General Questions about things to do and places to stay  (4 Answers)

I am considering a few vacation options and one is New England in the fall at the end of September and the beginning of October.
I have made an itinerary in which we would spend 1 complete day in Portland, Maine. We will be arriving in Portsmouth, New Hampshire first and want to drive the hour and start our "journey" at Portland. My first question is:
Are there enough things to do in Portland to spend a day? As far as just strolling through downtown and visiting the shore and looking at different lighthouses and ships that may be in the area. Or would it be better to drive to Portland for a few hours and then come back to Portsmouth, NH and spend the night?
I notice that hotels seem to be very expensive in the Portland area.
I am going to post my itinerary and see if there are any other suggestions that may make this a lil better:

Day 1 Portland, Maine
Day 2 Woodstock, Vermont & Stockbridge, MA
Day 3-6 New York City
Day 7 Mystic, CT
Day 8 Newport, RI
Day 9 Plymouth Rock/Hyannis & Marthas Vineyard
Day 10 Boston
Day 11 Portsmouth, NH


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 07, 2006
Sea Ice  (3 Answers)

Does the ocean often have ice on it in Portland, Maine in the winter? If so, does the ice ever get thick enough to walk on during a very cold spell?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2006
Portland Public Market - still operating?  (3 Answers)

We just came back from a weekend in Portland and I was disappointed that the Public Market was closed, despite signs that it would be open on Sunday. When we looked through the windows and doors, we hardly saw any signs of life in there...maybe signs of two or three vendors. I'd read that the market was an attempt to revitalize the downtown area...did it just not catch on?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2006
Lobster in Portland  (1 Answer)

My family and I will be spending one night in Portland, ME in July. Where is a great place to get lobster and seafood downtown?

Karen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2005
Apartment

Can anybody suggest apartments for rent between400-$500, in Downtown Portland. I am willing to share an apartment, as well as sign a lease.
Thank you
Kishan


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2005
Shifting to Maine  (2 Answers)

Kindly provide me with suggestions regarding shifting to Portland Maine. I intend to settle down in Portland.
Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2005
Portland Greengrocer  (1 Answer)

Does anyone have any info on the Portland Greengrocer (211 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine)? What do they sell? Is it a specialty store? A deli? A bakery?

Thank you!



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