Portland, Maine is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the Old Port is where it shows. The waterfront in the Old Port continues to be a working waterfront with ferries, fishing boats, and lobster boats coming and going daily. This part of the city still boasts a few cobblestone streets and is made up primarily of old brick buildings from the 1800s and early 1900s.
The area is known for its shops, restaurants, museums and nightlife. Sure, Freeport is where the deals are and where you can find all of the brands you know and love. But the Old Port is the best place to go if you are looking for a gift that is uniquely Maine. Make sure to stop by GrittyMcDuff's for the local brew, Becky's for a fisherman's feast, and Exchange Street for lots of shops.