The city of Portland, Maine is one of the great undiscovered cities of the United States. Flanked by the stunning visual beauty of New England, Portland is a curious and fascinating place, and somewhere we definitely thing needs to be on your list of places to see. There are so many amazing cities in the US that we never take the time to see, and this is one of them.
A port peppered with fishing wharfs, and a stunning peninsula known as Thompson’s Point, Portland certainly has a lot going for it. If you’re looking to get away for a weekend and experience a city with a difference, we definitely feel that Portland is the place to be. Here are five of the best places to visit in Portland, Maine.
This stunning brewery relocated in 2016, and now has a fresh, new location to enjoy. Expect queues out the door, but don’t let this put you off – you definitely need to come here and enjoy some of the delicious IPA and ales they have on offer. Limited edition beers, new releases, and a friendly vibe makes this one of the best places in the city to head for a beverage of two.
Big J’s Chicken Shack
If you need some food to boost your energy cells after a long day of taking in the city, this is the place for you to be. Opened in 2016 by Jason Loring, Big J’s does some of the best chicken in the state, nevermind the city. For a mouthwateringly good time, check out the chicken waffles with Maine maple syrup. They also do some of the hottest chicken around – essential for you spice hounds!
International Cryptozoology Museum
Taking in the art and culture of a city is the best way of helping to understand and appreciate it. And, one of the most intriguing places here to visit is the International Cryptozoology Museum, which was newly located just a couple years ago. This unusual museum documents the history of the study of creatures from folklore, and legend.
This stunning winery, located at The Point, is the absolute best place to go for all those who love a bit of vino. You can huddle around a table with friends and a nice bottle of pinot noir, or you can enjoy the tastings, and sample some of the new wines, alongside a selection of cheese as well. Absolutely recommended, and with a stunning interior as well.
The holy trinity of booze joints is complete with this handsome whiskey joint. This small distillery opened in 2016, and offers some awesome vodka, gin, rye, and bourbon, in addition to having an epic tasting room with two bars. This is definitely the place to be for a sophisticated and boozy night out.
These are five stunning places in Portland, Maine that you absolutely have to make sure you visit when you get the chance. They will really help to make the trip more memorable and give you a slice of what life is like here, and all the great things Portland has to offer you.