OUR FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT/SLEEP/DRINK/PLAY IN PORTLAND

Portland Paddle’s home is at the bottom of Munjoy Hill on the East End. Check out some suggestions below for our favorite places to eat, drink, stay, shop, visit, and adventure in our neighborhood and beyond. 

Get Cultured

Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House - Museum, gallery, tours, and a beautiful public garden.

SPACE Gallery - SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary art space featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film, artists lectures and more.

First Friday Art Walk - Portland’s Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm.

Indigo Arts - Studio spaces for artists residencies with communal work space for the production of artwork in all media across disciplines.

Maine Jewish Museum - Through exhibits, programming, and dialogue the Museum bridges appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds. 

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Get GearED UP

Maine Surfer’s Union
Nomads
Allspeed Cyclery and Snow
Cycle Mania

Make it an Adventure

Mackworth Island State Park - A 1.5 mile hike offering views of Casco Bay and its many islands.

Summer Feet Cycling - Bicycle day trips and longer tours in Maine and beyond.

Portland Trails -  Portland’s non-profit, urban land trust that maintains 70 miles of hiking, walking, and biking trails throughout Greater Portland

Maine Sailing Adventures, The Frances - Weekly 2 hour sails on Casco Bay.

Fort Williams/Portland Headlight - Large green space with panoramic ocean views and historic Portland Headlight. Free Parking.

The Casco Bay Ferry - Daily ferry trips from downtown Portland to the islands of Casco Bay.

See the best places to visit in Portland with a plan including Portland Paddle