Area attractions

Guests at the Hyatt Place Portland – Old Port are perfectly situated to experience all that the downtown area has to offer. Delicious food from nationally recognized chefs, local bars overflowing with craft beers, historical museums, and minor league sporting events are just a few of the offerings from the bustling downtown scene. Whether guests are looking for a night out on the town, a relaxing afternoon of sightseeing, or exploring the working waterfront, Portland has an activity for everyone!

Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port

433 Fore Street
Portland, Maine, United States, 04101

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Local Favorites

Evo Kitchen & Bar

Executive Chef and multiple-time Food Network Chopped Champion, Matt Ginn, offers the best of local Maine fish, meats and vegetables infused with bold Mediterranean flavor. Known for its eclectic cuisine, Evo Kitchen + Bar’s popular chef’s counter offers guests an interactive dining experience with a front seat overlooking the kitchen. EVO offers socially distanced indoor seating complete with a state-of-the-art air filtration system, and features private heated outdoor dining Chalets. Reservations are encouraged but limited seats are kept for walk-ins each night.

Sur Lie

Experience local freshly prepared ingredients in this American Contemporary restaurant with tapas style shareable servings. Food and drink are a craft and something Krista Cole takes pride in. You will get more than food and drinks here, you will get an entire flavor filled experience.

Central Provisions & Sandwich Shop

TAKEOUT ONLY! Located in an historic 150 year old building, enjoy delicious tapas options with locally sourced ingredients to feature a true taste of Maine with every dish, hand-crafted cocktails, and selection of carefully selected local craft beers.

Portland Food Map

The definitive guide to Portland's food scene. Stay up to date on restaurant services and new openings in the area.

Arts & Culture

Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art boasts an extensive collection of American, European, and contemporary art as well as nationally renowned exhibits. The museum features iconic pieces of Maine artwork highlighting the culture of Maine artists throughout history.

Thompson's Point

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From summer concert series, Bissel Brother's Brewery, and winter ice skating, Thompson Point has an exciting mix of spaces and businesses huddled around the best place to watch sunsets in Portland, Maine.

Merrill Auditorium

This beautiful performing arts center opened in 1912 and was renovated in 1997 and features shows ranging from concerts and comedy shows to theatrical productions and ballet, such as the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ovations, Maine State Ballet, and Portland Ballet.

State Theatre

The State Theatre is a historic theater located at 609 Congress Street in downtown Portland, Maine, which features a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture.

Aura

When we’re not hosting concerts with the greatest music acts in the world AURA is a state of the art event space that can host almost any gathering you have in mind. Business meetings, socials, parties, charity gatherings and fundraisers, lectures, speeches, trade shows or other special presentations; this is the place for your next event.

Bakery

Hi-Fi Doughnuts

Take a journey of flavor and nostalgia by truly emulating traditional old world donuts from where they began and what they were first made with. We start with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and fry each donut in house daily. With a broad menu to truly incorporate culinary experience and passions, Hi-Fi is so much more than doughnuts.

The Holy Donut

Old Port Location Opening July 1, 2021. A true Maine staple, these doughnuts are freshly made-from-scratch daily using only the finest locally sourced ingredients, including Maine-grown potatoes.

Breakfast & Brunch


Beers and Breweries

Rigby Yard

The historic Rigby Yard train depot served as a link to all of the North East for many decades. Rigby Yard now continues that tradition bringing visitors and locals together in a unique, comfortable space united by warm hospitality and menus rooted in the seasonal bounty of New England.

Cocktails

Sagamore Hill

Occupying a beautiful space on the first floor of the Lafayette Arms, Sagamore Hill is a neighborhood lounge paying tribute to the original Rough Rider, trust buster, and big stick carrier. Theodore was passionate about doing things the right way, giving folks a square deal, working hard, and playing hard. In many ways, Portland would be a perfect place for Teddy if he was alive today. It’s a place where we take work seriously, we speak our minds, and we’d brave any and all of the elements for our regular seat at our favorite establishment.

Via Vecchia

Lincoln's

LFK


Coffee

Higher Grounds

TEAM FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP! Curating a selection of Maine’s plant-based wisdom and power. Our love for coffee, profound respect for plants, and passion for supporting Maine’s locally-owned, independent artisan crafters shapes both our menu and our advocacy. Online Ordering Available

Burundi Star

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Coffee shop and cafe featuring fine blends sustainably sourced directly from farmers in Burundi. Purchasing directly from farmers means they are paid fairly for their beans, enabling them to better support their families and improve their communities.

Delivery Apps

2Dine In

CarHopME


Fine Dining

Old Port Sea Grill and Raw Bar

OUTDOOR SEATING! Indulge in a seafood driven experience located in the heart of Portland's Old Port district. The seafood driven menu focuses on a variety of local and imported fresh fish and shellfish, with an emphasis on east coast cold water oysters . Pair the seafood experience with a food-friendly wine list, local craft-style beers on draft and an extensive cocktail program to make for an exciting dining experience.

Scales

Fore Street

Street & Co


Gelato / Ice Cream

Gorgeous Gelato

Mount Desert Ice Cream Island

Captain Sam's

Sticky Sweet


International

El Rayo

Veranda Noodle House

Indian Palace

Taco Escobar

Yosaku

Taco Trio

Benkay


Lighthouses

Portland Headlight

Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The light station sits on a head of land at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in Maine.

Spring Point Ledge

Spring Point Ledge Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in South Portland, Maine, that marks a dangerous obstruction on the west side of the main shipping channel into Portland Harbor. It is now adjacent to the campus of Southern Maine Community College.

Two Lights

Built in 1828, these were the first twin lighthouses on the coast of Maine. Although not open to the public, the eastern light is an active, automated light station, visible 17 miles at sea. The western light ceased operation in 1924 and is now a private home.

Lobster

High Roller Lobster Company

After three years of the mobile circuit, Andy and Baxter teamed up with Pete from Bissell Brothers to open the brick and mortar HR. This little shop showcased all of the Lobster favorites of the original cart and allowed for an expansion of the menu with things like burgers, fries and corndogs. This shop also gave the team the opportunity to bring some of the beer discovered in their travels back to their hometown!

Portland Lobster Company

Picture yourself choosing from our full menu including "Maine's Best Lobster Roll," lobster dinners, steamers, fried claims and chowder, salads and wraps, appetizers and local desserts; then stopping by our outdoor tented bar for an ice-cold locally brewed beer or a glass of fine wine which you can enjoy at our sit-down bar or on our lengthy dock overlooking the gorgeous Portland Harbor in the heart of the Old Port.

Luke's Lobster

Luke's Lobster first opened its doors in the East Village in 2009. We now bring traceable, sustainable seafood to guests across the country. We work directly with fishermen to hand pick the best seafood, bring it straight to our own seafood company and then ship directly to our shacks. Cutting out the middleman means better tasting lobster, crab and shrimp for you to enjoy and a fairer price for our fishermen.

Markets

Miccucci's

Portland Farmer's Market

Le Roux Kitchen

Rosemont Bakery


Oysters

Js Oyster House

the Shop by Island Creek Oysters

Boone's


Pizza

Portland Pie

Lazzari

Coal's Bayside

Flatbread


Pasta

Paciarino

Anthony's

Ada's Pasta

Solo Italiano


Pubs

$3 Dewey's

Tomaso's Canteen

Rosie's

CBG

King's Head


Outdoor Wellness

Maine Trail Finder

Maine Trail Finder is a free, interactive mapping site designed to help Maine residents and visitors find hiking, walking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and paddling trails across the state.

Summer Feet Cycling

Our friend Norman offers cycling, walking, and multi-sport vacations in some of the most beautiful places on earth. We started offering Maine Bicycle Tours home state of Maine and offer the best and broadest selection of tours in the state. A great way to get out enjoy the fresh air and outdoor beauty of Maine. Staff Recommended Must Do!

Portland Schooner Co

At Portland Schooner Co. we love the sea and our Maine-crafted, wooden schooners that still sail it proudly. And we love the opportunity to share this passion with our guests. PSC offers Two-Hour Day Sails, Private Charters and Special Event Sails daily from May 7th through the end of October. Aboard, you will experience classic Maine. Unforgettable sights and sounds – from lighthouses, islands and historic forts to seabirds and the rocky coastline. Pack a meal, bring your favorite wine or beer and sit back and relax as you slip through the cool waters of Maine.

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States, an abundance of habitats, and a rich cultural heritage. Visitors enjoy 27 miles of historic motor roads, 158 miles of hiking trails, and 45 miles of carriage roads.

Portland Paddle

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Rentals along the beautiful Eastern Promenade featuring guided trips led by licensed Maine Guides who are passionate about sharing their love of paddling and their knowledge of the Maine coast.

Sandwiches

Market Street Eats

Sister's Gourmet Deli

Nura Hummus & Falafel

Nosh Kitchen & Bar


Seasonal Events

Carnaval Maine

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Maine is a state for all seasons! Join us for an event inspired by Carnaval de Québec: Carnaval ME, a two-day festival along Portland's historic waterfront! Celebrate Maine’s bicentennial with our Bites & Brews igloo, ice sculptures, illumination art, LIVE entertainment and Rail Jam.

Harvest on the Harbor

Harvest on the Harbor started in 2007 to create widespread awareness of Portland, Maine’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Since then, the Forest City has been named “Foodiest Small Town in America” and “The Restaurant City of the Year,” and local chefs, brewers, and distillers keep returning home to Maine with coveted medals from the James Beard and Good Food Foundations, World Beer Cup, American Distilling Institute and many others.

Ski Maine

Start or End your Ski Adventure in Portland

Along the southern coast and off the I-95 corridor, Portland is the perfect stopping point before or after your ski adventure in Maine. With 300+ restaurants, 150+ breweries, and exceptionally friendly locals, you will feel right at home. We've hand crafted this list of ski resorts and mountain peaks with our team's input to give you a personalized experience.

Shawnee Peak

45.6 MILES AWAYles
The longest operating ski resort in Maine and the closest to Portland, Shawnee Peak is well groomed and perfect for a great family friendly atmosphere.

Sunday River

74.9 Miles
Located minutes from picturesque Bethel Village in western Maine's Mahoosuc Mountains, roughly 90-minutes from Portland. A true four-season destination, Sunday River offers eight interconnected peaks of world-class skiing and snowboarding, an 18-hole golf course at the Sunday River Golf Club, fantastic dining and amenities, and numerous events throughout the year.

Sugarloaf

134 MILES AWAYles
Sure, it's a big piece. At 4,237 feet tall Sugarloaf offers the best winter playground you could imagine. But it's the people (the Sugarloafers) that make it special. They preach the Sugarloaf gospel across the globe, taking our ubiquitous blue triangle with them. All it takes is one visit. You'll be a Sugarloafer for life.

Mt. Abram

65.2 Miles
Ski Mount Abram is a small family ski area in Greenwood, Maine, located a few miles outside of Bethel, Maine, and the Sunday River Resort. It has 1,150 feet of vertical drop, with five lifts servicing 10 easy, 21 Intermediate, and 13 expert trails.

King Pine - Madison, NH

55 Miles
Just over the Maine border, King Pine Ski Area is a ski resort located in Madison, Carroll County, New Hampshire. King Pine has 45 skiable acres, with six ski lifts and seventeen trails.

Spas & Salons


Tours

Maine Foodie and History Tours

Discover authentic, educational, historic, and tasty fun with Maine Foodie Tours. A 2018 Governor’s Award Winner for Creativity and Innovation, these tours take you through Portland, Bar Harbor, Booth Bay Harbor, or Kennebunkport to experience local cuisine, masterfully created and locally sourced from the areas unique culinary restaurants.

Maine Brew Bus

The Maine Brew Bus is here to help you safely enjoy a variety of different breweries, distilleries, wineries, and more in the greater Portland area. Offering all-inclusive tours every day of the week complete with samplings, snacks, behind-the-scenes experiences, and a designated driver.

Portland Landmarks Self Guided Tours

Historic self guided tours in and around Portland, Maine from Greater Portland Landmarks.