The city of Portland one of the few working waterfronts left in the United States, acting as New England's largest tonnage seaport and second largest fishing port. In recent years, Portland's "Old Port" district has been revitalized, changing the old warehouse district into an urban destination with shops, boutiques and fine restaurants.
Portland is Maine's largest city with 66,000 full time residents; however it swells to 2 million if one includes annual visitors and part-time residents.
Portland’s Old Port is a revitalized warehouse district. Old Port is right on the working waterfront and houses chic stores, restaurants, and many bars, nightclubs and live music venues.
Portland has a network of thirty walking trails that lead you in and around the whole city. The Eastern Prom trail is built along an old rail corridor right along the harbor. Benches and picnic tables are located along the route and at East End Beach.
Portland Arts District
Portland has a robust arts scene with numerous museums and theaters. The Portland Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art, the Center for Cultural Exchange, the State Theater, the Portland Stage Company, the Center for Maine History, and the stunningly-renovated Merrill Auditorium are all located within walking distance.