Portland is located in Maine's south coast region, along a peninsula that encloses Casco Bay. It is home to 64,000 residents and a large working waterfront. As Maine's center of commerce, industry, and culture, it is no wonder why many plan their vacations to include this wonderful city.
History is still vibrant in Portland through its architecture, cobblestone streets, art galleries, and museums. And as tourism has thrived over the years in the greater Portland area, so have shopping districts and a variety of restaurants. Be sure to try the classic New England Clam Chowder. Some must see sites include the Portland Head Lighthouse, first lit in 1791. The Back Cove offers a peaceful outing to those who enjoy birdwatching and strolling along tidal flats. The Eastern Promenade is another popular site among visitors. Overlooking Casco Bay, the "prom" is great for picnics and strolls.