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Deborah's Guidebook

Deborah

Deborah's Guidebook

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Unbelievable view! I will give you a tablecloth so you can enjoy eating outside at the picnic tables watching the surf.
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The Lobster Shack at Two Lights
225 Two Lights Road
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Unbelievable view! I will give you a tablecloth so you can enjoy eating outside at the picnic tables watching the surf.
Go here for a glass of wine and sit out on the Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean. Heaven. Located at the exclusive Inn by the Sea.
Sea Glass
40 Bowery Beach Rd
Go here for a glass of wine and sit out on the Adirondack chairs overlooking the ocean. Heaven. Located at the exclusive Inn by the Sea.
You can walk to this cozy restaurant right near the house. Mix with locals for an amazing down home meal and the best corned beef hash.
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The Good Table
527 Ocean House Road
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You can walk to this cozy restaurant right near the house. Mix with locals for an amazing down home meal and the best corned beef hash.
Sightseeing
THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND & CAPE ELIZABETH   Visiting Cape Elizabeth and the Portland area is a treat. This is a very exciting part of the world with lots of amazing food, classic New England towns, quality art and crafts, craft beer breweries a plenty, an active affordable music and theatre scene plus gorgeous beaches to enjoy watching an incredible sunset and then there are lighthouses, 3 super locally that you can get close to, that are more dramatic in the fog or when we get a proper storm. (Before you read any further, here is a DISCOUNT COUPON if you are a 1st TIME USER OF AIR BnB and haven’t gone through the official sign up process. So, if you or someone you know does not have an account yet, even your spouse or partner for this trip, (you can put the trip in their name, instead of yours and get the deal anyway) please pass on this valuable $30 coupon. It is only for first time users when they, or you, sign up using this link-only this link. It is nice to start with a great deal. Make sure you put in the coupon code before you push pay, ok?) https://abnb.me/e/uCTus0oVlY Cape Elizabeth is a stunning coastal town with 3 major State Parks boasting the natural beauty of Maine. If you only see one go to the Portland Headlight, which is in Cape Elizabeth. You must take the coastal walk to the left of the lighthouse. See if you can figure out where my daughter had her wedding pictures taken. If you have time go to Two Lights State Park to walk or climb amongst the rocks jetting our into the ocean and do try to fit in a walk on the mile long Crescent Beach, but enter at Kettle’s Cove to save the entrance fee. All near the house but the closest beach is Trundy Point. Use your gps, but it is walking distance from the house. Then there are marshes just make a left on Rt 77 and drive... Next, explore the neighborhoods of Portland! Congress Street is a hub of art, shops and life. The Old Port is super close to the house. Just make your first right after the bridge and then a left. This area is probably what imagined when you said, “I’m going to Portland, Maine!”; cobblestone streets, salty breezes, docks into the Bay with restaurants and outdoor bars, outdoors places with fire pits and street musicians. Here’s how to make the most of your time in Portland: EAT. You may have heard: Food is a big deal here. Fore Street has long been making appearances on “best of” lists for doing the farm-to-table thing before that was a household phrase. These days, though, it’s Eventide Oyster Co, which has sharable dishes that are fresh, simple, tasty and very Maine; Central Provisions, with its small-plate menu; and Duckfat, which specializes in Belgian fries (fried in duck fat, obv, and served with a choice of dipping sauces), paninis and other high-end snacks, that tend to get the most attention. Or go for the gamut of what Portland has to offer, and try the dishes the city is known for, from poutine to mashed potato pizza (Ottos!) If you’re more interested in traditional than trendy, there’s plenty of seafood shacks, Lobster Shack near the house has a gorgeous view for your Instagram-worthy lobster roll. Our food trucks are terrific, especially the Lobster Truck at Portland Headlight and brunch at the Good Table around the corner (Order their hash!) is a great way to start the day. Also, the coffee here is amazing — pick from Tandem, Bard, Speckled Ax, Arabica, Coffee By Design and don’t forget C Salt right in town. SIP SOME SUDS Maine’s craft brewing scene is amazing. There are more than a dozen breweries in Portland alone and going to a tasting room is great fun, especially Allegash which is free! Lucky for you, the Maine Brew Bus ($55 and up, beer included) will truck you around to some of the best breweries in town. If you don’t have time to spare, check out a tasting room on your own, I suggest either Rising Tide (103 Fox St.) or Liquid Riot (250 Commercial St.). But my favorite for atmosphere and it is free is Allegash Brewery. Make a reservation or show up 15 minutes before a tour and get your name on the wait list. They have corn hole, an outdoor beer garden, fire pit etc! If you’re willing to go off the peninsula into more suburban Portland, you can hit a bunch of breweries at once on Industrial Way, including famed Portland beer scene veteran Allagash Brewing Co., my favorite for atmosphere and it is free. Make a reservation or show up 15 minutes before a tour and get your name on the wait list. They have corn hole, an outdoor beer garden, fire pit etc! Or...beloved Austin Street Brewery and newly opened Battery Steele. If you want a range of local brews on an even stricter time limit, try the local beer garden, Novare Res, which has 30 taps (many dedicated to New England breweries) and bean bag toss plus awesome outdoor seating. The Great Lost Bear is a bit of a dive with a huge local and regional beer selection. I prefer the outside garden area actually (and they have cake in a jar. It’s what it sounds like. I love i YOU HAVE TO SEE A LIGHTHOUSE South Portland has both Bug Light and Spring Point Ledge Light — they look similar and spectacularly different and are very close to each other (you can walk from one to another), plus they’re both great for picnicking AND they are right near Scratch Bakery! BEST PHOTO OP To make your friends jealous you went to Maine photo, just head back to the house in Cape Elizabeth for Portland Head Light and as I mentioned previously go for a walk along the well designed path out on the cliffs to the left of the lighthouse. But...I bet you will prefer the photo taken from the path to the right side of the lighthouse by 75’ though! ART Portland loves art. We have a pretty awesome Art Walk the first Friday of each month when numerous little galleries, museums and shops hang local work by local artists and vendors flock to the sidewalks, giving it a block-party feel. Big contenders include the library, Portland Museum of Art and the Maine College of Art.  On every other day of the month, there are a ton of galleries all around the city. Every Friday night the Portland Museum of Art is free in the evenings. 4-8 p.m. and $15 otherwise. UNIQUE SHOPPING Recently relocated from Bayside to Congress Street is a magical little place called the Flea-for-All, which sells vintage clothes, records, camp mugs, super amazing refurbished furniture, Maine-made T-shirts and more. It’s like a high-end yard sale ran into a hipster in an antique store. Portland Architectural Salvage in Bayside is also a neat, neat place to roam, although the prices are very high. But if you want to check out old mermaids that look like they may have been on the bow of a boat or you want to rummage through antique door knobs, this is the place to go. Of course, we have lots of thrift stores in town. Find on Free Street is hipster heaven and undoubtedly has a wolf T-shirt waiting for you. Material Objects on Congress Street is better for work, fancy dress and leather coats etc. CHECK OUT A NEIGHBORHOOD Once you’ve had your fill of Congress and Exchange streets, and do give them some time consider delving deeper into our neighborhoods. EAST BAYSIDE East Bayside is a little pocket of gold, with Coffee By Design’s adorable setup (Tandem is over there too), plus Rising Tide and Maine Craft Distilling are in that hood as are some small art studios and galleries. There are biking and walking paths from the Back Cove Trail that are in the area. WEST END If you’re closer to the West End, you could grab an amazing breakfast sandwich at Ohno Cafe and head down to Harborview Park, which, yes, you guessed it: is a park on the harbor (but, to be fair, also has highway views) — the Western Promenade is another pretty park over there, with a dog park. Walking around the West End is a mix, but has some of the most beautiful old sea captains’ homes. MUNJOY HILL It’s good exercise, and I swear it gets prettier once you pass the Rite Aid. In order of appearance: Print (pre-Rite Aid) is a new local bookshop (yes, they’re still making those here). Walk up toward the Eastern Cemetery (cool, old),  and you’ll find the ever-interesting Ferdinand, where you could buy vintage earrings, screen-printed shirts and greeting cards made in-house — along with a billion other gifts and knickknacks. On either side of Ferdinand are stores where you’ll find old books, antiques and fancy soaps. Up a little ways toward Otto pizza is The Snug, formerly known for its snarky bartender. Those looking for a new heroine on the Hill, might find it in Yulia, the purveyor of nearby Sip of Europe, a cafe and creperie. Higher up the hill is the Portland Observatory ($10 for a view of the city, but irregularly open in the low season. But you could just keep walking, the view gets pretty good for free). Keep going and you’ll run into Hilltop Coffee, a nice, quiet coffee shop and Rosemont Market for local produce. Then comes the old-church-turned-theater, St. Lawrence Arts. Congress Street ends when it hits the Eastern Promenade, abutting the ocean (this was the view I mentioned). . There are trails going both ways at the promenade if you want to explore. There’s a beach right there too. FIND A QUIET NOOK Exploring a city is exhausting. Eventually, you’re going to need to sit back, relax and plan your next adventure. You have a few options. Here are my three of my favorite quiet spots: – Dobra Tea, 89 Exchange St., open daily at 10 a.m., most days until 10 p.m. This is a teahouse with more than 100 types of teas, including gorgeous flowering teas. Dobra has snacks, like hummus, olives, miso, rice, dolmas, edamame and lots of small desserts. The best part about it is the sit-on-pillows-in-dim-lighting ambiance, which is super relaxing — so long as it’s not too crowded. Some people bring their computers or board games. – The hiding spots along the Eastern Promenade. If you walk by the sea roses, you’ll find little footpaths where people like me go to get away. There are rocks, sandy beaches, grass, old bridges, sailboats going by … – Omi’s, 28 Brackett St. I hate to even write about this because it’s my favorite. It’s small, quirky, cute, not busy and not too full of hipsters — the perfect coffee shop. They have fun lattes (hello, Beekeeper with as much honey as any hive), but they regularly experiment with drinks like coconut cold brew and homemade key lime soda. Plus, baked goods and books. All the good things! – Portland Trails, all over. There are 70 miles of trails to explore and hide out on, just remember to wear the right shoes. TAKE A TOUR Portland has tours for every segment of people: curious tourist, runner, beer-lover, horseback rider, foodies, oenophiles, history buffs, bird-lovers too. It’s the fastest way to see and learn the most. WINE WALK $75-110, reservations at winewiseevents.com. Wine Wise Events leads tours where you get to sip and learn about various burgundies, eat oysters or maybe try a French white. Sounds pretty nice, the same company also does walks around Portland and Ogunquit. BEER BUS From $55, reservations at themainebrewbus.com. Let The Brew Bus  take you on a fun (and boozy) ride to distilleries, breweries, pubs and more. Riders learn about the process and get to try all of the different brews – and sometimes snacks. OR: Take an Ubber and have fun at your own pace. HISTORY TOURS If history tours are more your thing, you’re in luck because we have The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the self-guided Portland Freedom Trail and creepy old graves in the Eastern Cemetery. Beaten Path Tours goes through the Old Port, downtown and the Arts District. $15, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, March through November. Reservations: 207-749-1105 or linda@beatenpathtours.com. The Victoria Mansion was built around 1860 and is “unparalleled example of pre-Civil War grandeur.” It’s not far from downtown and costs $16. FOODIE TOURS There are too many choices in this city. We’re up there with “most restaurants per capita” in the nation; between fancy and hole-in-the-wall that you’d never find without a local’s help – what are you to do? Maine Foodie Tours offers a bunch of choices. You can see the Old Port, eat a progressive dinner, go out for happy hour or take a lunchtime lobster crawl. Maine Foodie Tours, from $59, reservations at (207) 233-7485 or mainefoodietours.com.   INSIDER TIPS : Street parking is free on Sundays. Meters after 6pm are free too. Some meters still take only quarters so save them up. Be careful of certain Parking places on small lots with a big white P on a blue background. They are expensive...ie, rip off. Park across from Becky’s Dinner at a dirt lot: $5 all day or on the street at a meter for 2 hours at a time. Oh, and always bring along sunglasses. Lots of sun in Maine. Always, even in summer, pack warm clothes too. Layering is the way. Especially for beach walks and please don’t avoid going to the beach just because it is one of those days. The moodiness of the ocean on a rainy day is spectacular plus the sunsets have been soul expanding lately. Kennebunkport is also really special with its Spirit of Massachusetts ship under the bridge. Go for a drink or lunch or try On the Marsh for a spectacular meal in a setting fit for a celebration. But Portland and Cape Elizabeth are the quintessential New England cities by the sea, chock full of culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. So in brief, New Englanders are serious about their beer, and Portland has no shortage of breweries. Try a Friday Evening Brewery Tour or a Portland Brewery Brunch Tour to sample some of the city’s local beer. Gorgeous natural gems are plentiful in Portland, like Diamond Cove or the Casco Bay Islands, just a brief ferry ride away and you have to see Portland Headlight which is right in Cape Elizabeth, Maine’s oldest lighthouse and one of the most photographed in the country. From breweries to art museums to headlining concerts, you will find so much adventure packed into Portland and Cape Elizabeth that you will more than likely agree with most of our guests that adding an extra day is probably a good idea. https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/09/fall-fairs-can-teach-you-a-thing-or-two/ https://www.bonappetit.com/story/portland-maine-city-of-the-year-2018/amp https://mainetoday.com/maine-travel/most-beautiful-places-in-maine/ https://mainetoday.com/maine-outdoors/7-great-beach-walks-southern-Maine/ https://www.visitportland.com/summer-photo-spots#.XPlKeID92fw.mailto https://www.visitportland.com/things-to-do/sounds-of-summer https://www.themainemag.com/features/48-hours/48-hours-in-cape-elizabeth-south-portland-scarborough/#close https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.visitportland.com%2Fmaine-roadtrip-boston-to-bar-harbor&h=AT3u5JMtFH9oC7Jn7mEnHI8htq4YqNol8Uo-Hfqv3ZV2ex4F6zsq2s3IBovsXqalPUG-JtNKynpiE_r0WCIhShQkv0J702c7spO4cT2UCVLj90gMcsp-mM91edL7&s=1 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/18/7-southern-maine-beach-walks/ Shttps://eatdrinklucky.com/lobster-rolls-portland-maine/ent from my iPhone Super close beach for watching the sunset, picnicking, reading, and walking the trails or the long stretch of Crescent Beach https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/22/get-wet-duck-into-kettle-cove-for-an-end-of-summer-dip/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/25/pick-of-the-week-fall-events-in-southern-maine/
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Eventide Oyster Co.
86 Middle Street
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THINGS TO DO IN PORTLAND & CAPE ELIZABETH   Visiting Cape Elizabeth and the Portland area is a treat. This is a very exciting part of the world with lots of amazing food, classic New England towns, quality art and crafts, craft beer breweries a plenty, an active affordable music and theatre scene plus gorgeous beaches to enjoy watching an incredible sunset and then there are lighthouses, 3 super locally that you can get close to, that are more dramatic in the fog or when we get a proper storm. (Before you read any further, here is a DISCOUNT COUPON if you are a 1st TIME USER OF AIR BnB and haven’t gone through the official sign up process. So, if you or someone you know does not have an account yet, even your spouse or partner for this trip, (you can put the trip in their name, instead of yours and get the deal anyway) please pass on this valuable $30 coupon. It is only for first time users when they, or you, sign up using this link-only this link. It is nice to start with a great deal. Make sure you put in the coupon code before you push pay, ok?) https://abnb.me/e/uCTus0oVlY Cape Elizabeth is a stunning coastal town with 3 major State Parks boasting the natural beauty of Maine. If you only see one go to the Portland Headlight, which is in Cape Elizabeth. You must take the coastal walk to the left of the lighthouse. See if you can figure out where my daughter had her wedding pictures taken. If you have time go to Two Lights State Park to walk or climb amongst the rocks jetting our into the ocean and do try to fit in a walk on the mile long Crescent Beach, but enter at Kettle’s Cove to save the entrance fee. All near the house but the closest beach is Trundy Point. Use your gps, but it is walking distance from the house. Then there are marshes just make a left on Rt 77 and drive... Next, explore the neighborhoods of Portland! Congress Street is a hub of art, shops and life. The Old Port is super close to the house. Just make your first right after the bridge and then a left. This area is probably what imagined when you said, “I’m going to Portland, Maine!”; cobblestone streets, salty breezes, docks into the Bay with restaurants and outdoor bars, outdoors places with fire pits and street musicians. Here’s how to make the most of your time in Portland: EAT. You may have heard: Food is a big deal here. Fore Street has long been making appearances on “best of” lists for doing the farm-to-table thing before that was a household phrase. These days, though, it’s Eventide Oyster Co, which has sharable dishes that are fresh, simple, tasty and very Maine; Central Provisions, with its small-plate menu; and Duckfat, which specializes in Belgian fries (fried in duck fat, obv, and served with a choice of dipping sauces), paninis and other high-end snacks, that tend to get the most attention. Or go for the gamut of what Portland has to offer, and try the dishes the city is known for, from poutine to mashed potato pizza (Ottos!) If you’re more interested in traditional than trendy, there’s plenty of seafood shacks, Lobster Shack near the house has a gorgeous view for your Instagram-worthy lobster roll. Our food trucks are terrific, especially the Lobster Truck at Portland Headlight and brunch at the Good Table around the corner (Order their hash!) is a great way to start the day. Also, the coffee here is amazing — pick from Tandem, Bard, Speckled Ax, Arabica, Coffee By Design and don’t forget C Salt right in town. SIP SOME SUDS Maine’s craft brewing scene is amazing. There are more than a dozen breweries in Portland alone and going to a tasting room is great fun, especially Allegash which is free! Lucky for you, the Maine Brew Bus ($55 and up, beer included) will truck you around to some of the best breweries in town. If you don’t have time to spare, check out a tasting room on your own, I suggest either Rising Tide (103 Fox St.) or Liquid Riot (250 Commercial St.). But my favorite for atmosphere and it is free is Allegash Brewery. Make a reservation or show up 15 minutes before a tour and get your name on the wait list. They have corn hole, an outdoor beer garden, fire pit etc! If you’re willing to go off the peninsula into more suburban Portland, you can hit a bunch of breweries at once on Industrial Way, including famed Portland beer scene veteran Allagash Brewing Co., my favorite for atmosphere and it is free. Make a reservation or show up 15 minutes before a tour and get your name on the wait list. They have corn hole, an outdoor beer garden, fire pit etc! Or...beloved Austin Street Brewery and newly opened Battery Steele. If you want a range of local brews on an even stricter time limit, try the local beer garden, Novare Res, which has 30 taps (many dedicated to New England breweries) and bean bag toss plus awesome outdoor seating. The Great Lost Bear is a bit of a dive with a huge local and regional beer selection. I prefer the outside garden area actually (and they have cake in a jar. It’s what it sounds like. I love i YOU HAVE TO SEE A LIGHTHOUSE South Portland has both Bug Light and Spring Point Ledge Light — they look similar and spectacularly different and are very close to each other (you can walk from one to another), plus they’re both great for picnicking AND they are right near Scratch Bakery! BEST PHOTO OP To make your friends jealous you went to Maine photo, just head back to the house in Cape Elizabeth for Portland Head Light and as I mentioned previously go for a walk along the well designed path out on the cliffs to the left of the lighthouse. But...I bet you will prefer the photo taken from the path to the right side of the lighthouse by 75’ though! ART Portland loves art. We have a pretty awesome Art Walk the first Friday of each month when numerous little galleries, museums and shops hang local work by local artists and vendors flock to the sidewalks, giving it a block-party feel. Big contenders include the library, Portland Museum of Art and the Maine College of Art.  On every other day of the month, there are a ton of galleries all around the city. Every Friday night the Portland Museum of Art is free in the evenings. 4-8 p.m. and $15 otherwise. UNIQUE SHOPPING Recently relocated from Bayside to Congress Street is a magical little place called the Flea-for-All, which sells vintage clothes, records, camp mugs, super amazing refurbished furniture, Maine-made T-shirts and more. It’s like a high-end yard sale ran into a hipster in an antique store. Portland Architectural Salvage in Bayside is also a neat, neat place to roam, although the prices are very high. But if you want to check out old mermaids that look like they may have been on the bow of a boat or you want to rummage through antique door knobs, this is the place to go. Of course, we have lots of thrift stores in town. Find on Free Street is hipster heaven and undoubtedly has a wolf T-shirt waiting for you. Material Objects on Congress Street is better for work, fancy dress and leather coats etc. CHECK OUT A NEIGHBORHOOD Once you’ve had your fill of Congress and Exchange streets, and do give them some time consider delving deeper into our neighborhoods. EAST BAYSIDE East Bayside is a little pocket of gold, with Coffee By Design’s adorable setup (Tandem is over there too), plus Rising Tide and Maine Craft Distilling are in that hood as are some small art studios and galleries. There are biking and walking paths from the Back Cove Trail that are in the area. WEST END If you’re closer to the West End, you could grab an amazing breakfast sandwich at Ohno Cafe and head down to Harborview Park, which, yes, you guessed it: is a park on the harbor (but, to be fair, also has highway views) — the Western Promenade is another pretty park over there, with a dog park. Walking around the West End is a mix, but has some of the most beautiful old sea captains’ homes. MUNJOY HILL It’s good exercise, and I swear it gets prettier once you pass the Rite Aid. In order of appearance: Print (pre-Rite Aid) is a new local bookshop (yes, they’re still making those here). Walk up toward the Eastern Cemetery (cool, old),  and you’ll find the ever-interesting Ferdinand, where you could buy vintage earrings, screen-printed shirts and greeting cards made in-house — along with a billion other gifts and knickknacks. On either side of Ferdinand are stores where you’ll find old books, antiques and fancy soaps. Up a little ways toward Otto pizza is The Snug, formerly known for its snarky bartender. Those looking for a new heroine on the Hill, might find it in Yulia, the purveyor of nearby Sip of Europe, a cafe and creperie. Higher up the hill is the Portland Observatory ($10 for a view of the city, but irregularly open in the low season. But you could just keep walking, the view gets pretty good for free). Keep going and you’ll run into Hilltop Coffee, a nice, quiet coffee shop and Rosemont Market for local produce. Then comes the old-church-turned-theater, St. Lawrence Arts. Congress Street ends when it hits the Eastern Promenade, abutting the ocean (this was the view I mentioned). . There are trails going both ways at the promenade if you want to explore. There’s a beach right there too. FIND A QUIET NOOK Exploring a city is exhausting. Eventually, you’re going to need to sit back, relax and plan your next adventure. You have a few options. Here are my three of my favorite quiet spots: – Dobra Tea, 89 Exchange St., open daily at 10 a.m., most days until 10 p.m. This is a teahouse with more than 100 types of teas, including gorgeous flowering teas. Dobra has snacks, like hummus, olives, miso, rice, dolmas, edamame and lots of small desserts. The best part about it is the sit-on-pillows-in-dim-lighting ambiance, which is super relaxing — so long as it’s not too crowded. Some people bring their computers or board games. – The hiding spots along the Eastern Promenade. If you walk by the sea roses, you’ll find little footpaths where people like me go to get away. There are rocks, sandy beaches, grass, old bridges, sailboats going by … – Omi’s, 28 Brackett St. I hate to even write about this because it’s my favorite. It’s small, quirky, cute, not busy and not too full of hipsters — the perfect coffee shop. They have fun lattes (hello, Beekeeper with as much honey as any hive), but they regularly experiment with drinks like coconut cold brew and homemade key lime soda. Plus, baked goods and books. All the good things! – Portland Trails, all over. There are 70 miles of trails to explore and hide out on, just remember to wear the right shoes. TAKE A TOUR Portland has tours for every segment of people: curious tourist, runner, beer-lover, horseback rider, foodies, oenophiles, history buffs, bird-lovers too. It’s the fastest way to see and learn the most. WINE WALK $75-110, reservations at winewiseevents.com. Wine Wise Events leads tours where you get to sip and learn about various burgundies, eat oysters or maybe try a French white. Sounds pretty nice, the same company also does walks around Portland and Ogunquit. BEER BUS From $55, reservations at themainebrewbus.com. Let The Brew Bus  take you on a fun (and boozy) ride to distilleries, breweries, pubs and more. Riders learn about the process and get to try all of the different brews – and sometimes snacks. OR: Take an Ubber and have fun at your own pace. HISTORY TOURS If history tours are more your thing, you’re in luck because we have The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the self-guided Portland Freedom Trail and creepy old graves in the Eastern Cemetery. Beaten Path Tours goes through the Old Port, downtown and the Arts District. $15, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, March through November. Reservations: 207-749-1105 or linda@beatenpathtours.com. The Victoria Mansion was built around 1860 and is “unparalleled example of pre-Civil War grandeur.” It’s not far from downtown and costs $16. FOODIE TOURS There are too many choices in this city. We’re up there with “most restaurants per capita” in the nation; between fancy and hole-in-the-wall that you’d never find without a local’s help – what are you to do? Maine Foodie Tours offers a bunch of choices. You can see the Old Port, eat a progressive dinner, go out for happy hour or take a lunchtime lobster crawl. Maine Foodie Tours, from $59, reservations at (207) 233-7485 or mainefoodietours.com.   INSIDER TIPS : Street parking is free on Sundays. Meters after 6pm are free too. Some meters still take only quarters so save them up. Be careful of certain Parking places on small lots with a big white P on a blue background. They are expensive...ie, rip off. Park across from Becky’s Dinner at a dirt lot: $5 all day or on the street at a meter for 2 hours at a time. Oh, and always bring along sunglasses. Lots of sun in Maine. Always, even in summer, pack warm clothes too. Layering is the way. Especially for beach walks and please don’t avoid going to the beach just because it is one of those days. The moodiness of the ocean on a rainy day is spectacular plus the sunsets have been soul expanding lately. Kennebunkport is also really special with its Spirit of Massachusetts ship under the bridge. Go for a drink or lunch or try On the Marsh for a spectacular meal in a setting fit for a celebration. But Portland and Cape Elizabeth are the quintessential New England cities by the sea, chock full of culture, cuisine, and natural beauty. So in brief, New Englanders are serious about their beer, and Portland has no shortage of breweries. Try a Friday Evening Brewery Tour or a Portland Brewery Brunch Tour to sample some of the city’s local beer. Gorgeous natural gems are plentiful in Portland, like Diamond Cove or the Casco Bay Islands, just a brief ferry ride away and you have to see Portland Headlight which is right in Cape Elizabeth, Maine’s oldest lighthouse and one of the most photographed in the country. From breweries to art museums to headlining concerts, you will find so much adventure packed into Portland and Cape Elizabeth that you will more than likely agree with most of our guests that adding an extra day is probably a good idea. https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/09/fall-fairs-can-teach-you-a-thing-or-two/ https://www.bonappetit.com/story/portland-maine-city-of-the-year-2018/amp https://mainetoday.com/maine-travel/most-beautiful-places-in-maine/ https://mainetoday.com/maine-outdoors/7-great-beach-walks-southern-Maine/ https://www.visitportland.com/summer-photo-spots#.XPlKeID92fw.mailto https://www.visitportland.com/things-to-do/sounds-of-summer https://www.themainemag.com/features/48-hours/48-hours-in-cape-elizabeth-south-portland-scarborough/#close https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.visitportland.com%2Fmaine-roadtrip-boston-to-bar-harbor&h=AT3u5JMtFH9oC7Jn7mEnHI8htq4YqNol8Uo-Hfqv3ZV2ex4F6zsq2s3IBovsXqalPUG-JtNKynpiE_r0WCIhShQkv0J702c7spO4cT2UCVLj90gMcsp-mM91edL7&s=1 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/07/18/7-southern-maine-beach-walks/ Shttps://eatdrinklucky.com/lobster-rolls-portland-maine/ent from my iPhone Super close beach for watching the sunset, picnicking, reading, and walking the trails or the long stretch of Crescent Beach https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/22/get-wet-duck-into-kettle-cove-for-an-end-of-summer-dip/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/08/25/pick-of-the-week-fall-events-in-southern-maine/
Take the ferry out to Peaks Island. Commuter rates ($7 round trip) rent a golf cart and be so enthralled by this island life that is so close yet so far from Portland.
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Casco Bay Lines
56 Commercial Street
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Take the ferry out to Peaks Island. Commuter rates ($7 round trip) rent a golf cart and be so enthralled by this island life that is so close yet so far from Portland.
Beautiful Beaches connected by a grassy knoll that is perfect for a picnic. Wonderful sunsets.
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Kettle Cove
Kettle Cove Road
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Beautiful Beaches connected by a grassy knoll that is perfect for a picnic. Wonderful sunsets.
Shallow so the water is warm
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Ferry Beach Scarbrough Me
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Shallow so the water is warm
Most photographed lighthouse in the world for a reason. You must take the walk to the left of the lighthouse. Our daughter’s wedding pictures were taken there.
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Portland Head Lighthouse
12 Captain Strout Cir
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Most photographed lighthouse in the world for a reason. You must take the walk to the left of the lighthouse. Our daughter’s wedding pictures were taken there.
Free tours! Nice beer garden. Sign up or put your name on the waiting list when you arrive.
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Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way
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Free tours! Nice beer garden. Sign up or put your name on the waiting list when you arrive.
Shopping
Flagship stores and down in the village is the outlet store. Stop at Wolf Neck State Park too! It is amazing and gets you away from shopping.
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L.L.Bean
95 Main Street
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Flagship stores and down in the village is the outlet store. Stop at Wolf Neck State Park too! It is amazing and gets you away from shopping.
Check out my coveted whale tail mugs and then go and enjoy shopping and eating in the Old Port. Historic streets, pretty architecture, lots of water views from restaurants on the water.
Edgecomb Potters
145 Commercial St
Check out my coveted whale tail mugs and then go and enjoy shopping and eating in the Old Port. Historic streets, pretty architecture, lots of water views from restaurants on the water.
Everyone I know in Maine has one of these bags or wants one of these bags. They are made out of old sails with all the beauty of the faded colors and alive designs.
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Sea Bags
25 Custom House Wharf
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Everyone I know in Maine has one of these bags or wants one of these bags. They are made out of old sails with all the beauty of the faded colors and alive designs.