Our Insider’s Guide to Summer in Portland

Maine’s biggest city comes alive in the summer, with no shortage of events to attend, restaurants to visit, and sights to see. This insider’s guide will help you get the most out of your time in Portland—whether it’s just for a weekend or you’re here all year.

The Best Places to Eat and Drink Outside

Plenty of Portland restaurants have outdoor dining areas, but some are true retreats, complete with fairy lights, umbrellas, fire pits, and bubbling fountains. ‘Tis the season for sun-kissed days and balmy summer nights on our favorite outdoor patios.

The Best Places to Learn Portland’s History

There’s always something new and exciting happening in Maine’s largest city, but some of Portland’s most intriguing attractions are the ones hiding in plain sight.

The Best Lobster Rolls in Portland

The best way to prepare a lobster roll is wholly subjective and highly disputed. (Only mayo? A touch of butter? Steamed or grilled buns?) But no matter how you prefer it, Portland has the perfect lobster roll for you.

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