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A Myriad of Things to Do in Portland, Maine

Welcome to Portland, the largest city in the state of Maine! Nestled between Maine’s mountains and spectacular coastline, Portland is a historic seaside town, as well as a cultural and economic hub with countless things to do.

The Portland Regency Hotel & Spa is located in the center of the historic Old Port district, a neighborhood beloved for its cobblestone streets, architectural treasures, unique shops, restaurants, and fishing piers. This charming waterfront district has been completely revitalized over the last two decades, yet it still retains its 19th Century architecture and old New England flavor. Best of all, our convenient location is walking distance from the top attractions in the area.

Every year, Portland continues to receive top rankings as one of the best small cities in America. Some of those praises include:

Ranked #7 Greenest City by Travel + Leisure magazine (2012).
Ranked #1 for Best City for Summer Travel by Travel + Leisure magazine (2011).
Ranked #4 for Best City for Fall Travel by Travel + Leisure magazine (2011).
Ranked #1 for Best "Adventure Town" in the East by Outside magazine (2010).
Ranked as America's Foodiest Small Town by Bon Appétit magazine (2009).
Ranked #1 on’s list of America's Most Livable Cities (2009).
Selected as one of America’s greenest Cities by Organic Gardening Magazine (2008).
Ranked #12 in the world by Frommer's in Top Travel Destinations (2007).
Ranked #7 of the 100 Best Art Towns in America by The Countryman Press (April 2005).
Named #15 in Medium-Sized Top U.S. Cities for Doing Business by INC Magazine (May 2005).

Learn more about what to do in Portland, here.

Seasonal Events

Seasonal events

Seasonal Events

First Friday Art Walk
Farmer’s Market
Boat Show
Portland Sea Dogs
Old Portland Festival

Learn about more Portland events, here.