Portland Maine for Families
Collected by Jake Green
Portland is Maine’s largest city. The Old Port offers beautiful views of Casco Bay and beyond. Boats dot the water and fishermen deliver fish and lobsters daily. Filled with history, the city is also known as a cultural and foodie destination.
540 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Step back in time when you step into Reny's. It's an old-fashioned department store and a true Maine experience. You can find everything here, from organic pancake mix to the best footwear for hiking the area. Give the kids a few dollars to shop...
Old Port, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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...
142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, the Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine offers a wide variety of interactive activities that encourage kids to play, imagine, and act. DIY workshops stretch the mind with creativity. Theater...
58 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad is a great place for kids to learn about this method of transportation. Located just a short walk from the Old Port, the museum features railcars and a steam engine that they can explore. In addition, there is a...
56 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There certainly are other ways to while away a summer day in Greater Portland, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a better experience than island-hopping aboard a Casco Bay Lines ferry. Sure, you can simply ride out to an island for a...
693 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA
Portland is a great place for biking. Rent a bike and explore more than 78 miles of trails within the city limits. Ten of those miles run along the fairly flat waterfront, where a cool breeze and beautiful scenery make for a perfect ride for all...
72 Commercial St #5, Portland, ME 04101, USA
I'm always looking for a spot to eat on the water when I'm in a coastal town. How great to discover the reliable Flatbread Pizza, with a menu pleasing to both kids and adults. With outside picnic tables overlooking the harbor and ferries, it's a...
649 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Local Sprouts is a cafe that says welcome. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from wholesome, local ingredients, the menu features eggs, pancakes, soup, salads, baked goods, and entrees at very reasonable prices. Herbal teas, fair trade coffee,...
7 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
It takes a lot to to get me to eat a donut. I just find it too hard to justify. Well, bite my tongue. When I heard about the mashed potato donuts at Holy Donuts my willpower took a dive. Add to that flavors like pomegranate, coffee brandy, dark...
345 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Vena's Fizz House serves soda for the health-conscious and adventurous. The seasonal menu consists of interesting fizzy combinations that have been muddled, swirled, and shaken. Crowd-pleasers include the raspberry mint shrub, cherry lime ricky,...
11 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
The juice scene has definitely had a boost of late and Roost House of Juice is a welcome addition. Their juice combos come with a sense of humor, which only adds to the feeling of wellbeing when you drink one. Try the Regulator, Raise Your GPA, or...
47 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
There is a great selection of toys available at Treehouse Toys. I particularly liked the Maine-themed collection introducing children to the area's history and geography by way of books and games. The interior is packed with a large choice of...
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