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One Day in Portland, ME - Travel Itinerary

Much like its west coast counterpart, Portland, Maine offers up an abundance of outstanding coffee, local breweries, and delicious eateries as well as a plethora of outdoor activities. We had the privilege of visiting Portland, ME in our travels to all 50 states and absolutely fell in love! There’s just something about a historic, New England coastal town that just can’t be beat. Even in our short, one day visit, it was easy to see why people return to this beautiful small city time after time. If you’re a time-crunched traveler like us, then you want to get the most out of your time in a city, so we put together this one day itinerary for what we think is the perfect day in Portland!

*Be sure to check out our “One Day in Portland” travel vlog for a closer look at our visit!

Now, let’s get into it…

9:00am: Coffee/Breakfast

  • Holy Donut (various locations but we went to the 194 Park Ave location)

  • Home of the famous Maine Potato Donut, The Holy Donut makes delicious craft donuts with all-natural ingredients. And yes, they actually use potatoes in their donuts! It’s what makes them so moist and delicious!

  • Tandem Coffee Roasters (742 Congress St)

  • Coffee By Design (recommended location: 620 Congress St)

  • Bard Coffee (185 Middle St)

  • Speckled Ax (567 Congress St)

10:00am: Explore the Working Waterfront and the Old Port

  • Lincoln Park (green space)

  • Sea Bags Flagship Store (recycled sails turned into bags)

  • Portland Dry Goods (clothing and accessories)

  • Portland Trading Co. (clothing and accessories)

  • Something's Fishy (gift shop - 32 Exchange St #5020)

  • Shipwreck & Cargo (gift shop)

12:30pm: Lunch

  • Luke’s Lobsters (60 Portland Pier… where we went)