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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We came down in July and mid September, weekday and on a Saturday. Give yourself LOTS OF TIME if you are going on a tour as we could not find a spot to park. We have a Chevy 3500 and every place we found was...More

Thank 2013TravelinFool
Reviewed 10 September 2016

You really have to have some comfortable shoes to walk on the cobblestones. Lots of cute little stores, pottery, and a ton of restaurants. Parking is extremely hard to find, especially at night, so plan accordingly.

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This street is in the heart of Old Port area. There are lots of eating establishments, shopping and tour services. Prices for everything -very reasonable. We bought long sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts for $9.99. The cruise ships dock in this area so the area really...More

1  Thank Vetskidog
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday before Labor Day we walked up and down the street. Weather amazing but crowed as expected on this day. Nice walk on the water. Some quirky shops but we found a new spot, Liquid Riot which was great. Really only two streets to walk...More

Thank PKexperience
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Fish markets, local foods and arts/crafts, boat tours, pedal boat, bars, restaurants, parks, hotels. A bit of everything

Thank RichC250
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Commercial Street seems to embody the up-and-coming spirit of the entire city. Renovated buildings have preserved the historical character, and what's inside those buildings are worth a visit, especially for foodies who would like to eat their way up and down the harbor.

Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Quant street full of restaurants, cafés, shops, tour opportunities and sight seeing over the bay. There is an Information Center at Hancock St and cruise ships dock periodically. Portland is a very nice city.

Thank GrampsD
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I always make a point of walking around this part of Porlland. There's so much to shop for, look at, and dine at that it's a must.

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Combination of working waterfront, multiple, restaurant and wide variety of shop make this a must visit while in Portland.

Thank Desertis
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Lots of shops and restaurants along Commercial Street. Easy walking. Be sure to venture up the side streets for more options

1  Thank Sue S
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Brenda L
What is the best place in portland to get fresh lobster?
9 February 2017|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
I assumed you meant for a dinner out. The fish market on the waterfront has a variety of fresh fish to buy and take home.
I'm visiting the middle of March, is there anything open at that time of year?
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!
Do you remember which store had those 9.99 shirts? Thanks!
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.