the *maine* attractions in portland 

Life is all about the adventures you take and the memories you make.

My friend Hilary and I got ourselves a zip car and made our way up to Portland, Maine a few months ago. It was a one-day adventure, but it was awesome. I never got around to writing a post about it, but hey – I’m doing it now, aren’t I? We did quite a lot in only a few short hours, but below you will find my top three recommendations!

Portland Museum of Art

If you know me at all, or even just read the title of this blog, you’d understand that art is one of the most important things in my life. So, of course I’m going to urge you to visit the art museum. Their Impressionist section is pretty great, filled with Monet and Pissarro. Hilary and I got to see the O’keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, & Zorach exhibit when we went, which was honestly spectacular. I was introduced to Florine Stettheimer, who has now become one of my favorite artists.

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Next up is food. (It is Art *Food* Adventure after all.) This place is pretty popular with the locals (or maybe just the bloggers I follow) Regardless, it was delicious and you should check it out. We got Belgian fries fried in duckfact, delicious milkshakes, and mouth-watering paninis. Still wish we had room for dessert, but I guess we’ll have to wait for next time.

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The Old Port 
There’s an adorable little area in Downtown refered to as the Old Port district. It’s filled with brick buildings, cobblestone streets, cute boutiques, and restaurants. I could’ve spent hours just walking among these streets. Some cute streets include Exchange, Market, and Milk. Also, make sure to walk along the pier – but avoid those super touristy shops by there, if you can.

Have you had any one-day adventures? Share in the comments below! 


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