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Commercial Street

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Great Place, Great people!

My wife and a friend stayed there on 12-13-17 to pick up a west coast relative from Portland... read more

Reviewed yesterday
food freak w
I cannot say enough about it

So many shops and places to eat in and around the area. Spend some time ther, or go up the streets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt J
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lots of shops” (27 reviews)
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“great stroll” (5 reviews)
Portland, ME
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and a friend stayed there on 12-13-17 to pick up a west coast relative from Portland airport and were treated so well there. They were not familiar with the area and he shuttle driver, his name was Ben, treated them so well and...More

Thank food freak w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many shops and places to eat in and around the area. Spend some time ther, or go up the streets to see more local places. I like to go there at least 2-3 times a year...Enjoy!

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're visiting Portland you cannot miss this. Catch a ferry to the Casco Bay Islands; watch the boats arrive and depart and shop to your hearts content!

Thank Floweressence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right beside the cruise terminal so first place we saw she we came ashore. Wasn't sure at first but when we spent some time expiring really good place to spend a few hours. As well as the normal tourist shops there were some really nice...More

Thank stephenskier123
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Main street to walk through Old Port. Many restaurants, bars, and gift shops on this street. Also several tours leave from this street.

Thank TravelGlo4
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great place to check out the shops and people watch. If a cruise ship docks, beware of lots of tourists! Great little gift shops abound.

Thank Slick5276
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Commercial Street is the main street through Portland withe many gift shops and easy access to the water.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Waterfront shopping and restaurants. It's pretty touristy, but it's fun to stop in a few shops and restaurants. You wouldn't need to spend a long time strolling around Commercial Street, but it's worth checking out.

Thank sm47
Reviewed 29 October 2017

It is so much fun to make your way up and down Commercial Street. We spent a day toward the end of October and things were not super crowded which was a bonus to us!!

1  Thank Audrey B
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

It can be wall to wall people when the cruise ships are in town. Lots of good restaurants and tourists shopping places. Lots of souvenirs nick nacks that kind of thing Some place good to kill some time

Thank WonderWoman20162016
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Brenda L
9 February 2017|
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Response from CherylandBrett | Reviewed this property |
Any of the local places along the waterfront have great lobster. DiMillio's is our favorite.
8 February 2017|
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Response from Chuck52310 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything will be open. Except for some beaches/resorts, Maine never closes!
12 September 2016|
Response from Vetskidog | Reviewed this property |
I think it was called Blue Lobster. It is on commercial street right across the street from the tour ticket booth. It is on the corner. They had a pretty good selection as well as some $6.00 t-shirts. Good luck.