A Tourists’ Guide to Portland, ME

Sharing my recommendations on the best places to eat, fun things to do and best places to shop in Portland, ME!

A Tourists’ Guide to

I know, it’s been a while, but I cannot be more excited to be sharing today’s post with y’all! As you may know, a few weeks ago the fella and I spent a few days in Portland, Maine celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary, without kids! I am not exaggerating when I say that we ate our way through downtown, and we still didn’t even hit all the spots we wanted to try. But, based on your recommendations, we made sure to stop by all the must-visit places. Here’s a peek of my recommendations on where to eat, what do, and where to shop in Portland, ME!

Before we kick it off, I want to give a few notes travel notes. First off, in our current reality – check to see what the COVID travel restrictions are before traveling. As far as Portland transportation goes, if you’re staying in downtown, which I highly suggest, you won’t really need a car as there are plenty of restaurants and shops to get you through a weekend. Otherwise, if you aren’t driving and looking to do some sightseeing, Uber and Lyft do operate in the city if you want to venture out.

A Tourist’ Guide to Portland, ME


Where to Eat


  • Bayside American Café – top rec: Cinnabon pancakes
  • Becky’s Diner – top rec: Hodson Wharf special


  • Bob’s Clam Shack – top rec: Lobster roll and clam strips
  • High Roller Lobster Co – top rec: lobster lollipop
  • Portland Lobster Co – top rec: shrimp cocktail
  • Taco Escobar – top rec: shrimp taco



  • Yosaku – top rec: all the sushi was great
  • Street and Co – top rec: lobster linguine with garlic butter



  • Old Port Candy Co
  • Gorgeous Gelato
  • Holy Donut


That to see/do:

  • Shopping on Exchange Street and Market Street
  • Murals @ Pleasant Street Park
  • Lighthouse Mural off Brown and Free St.
  • Bud Light Lighthouse
  • Portland Head Light
  • Spring Port Ledge Light


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