5 Things to do in Portland, ME

Friday, June 24, 2016



In my last post I shared some photos of our road trip to Maine and for today I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite places in Portland. I hope this will be helpful to any of you who are planning on going to this beautiful New England city.

1. The Holy Donut




The potato donuts from the Holy Donut are truly worth the hype. We went there every day while we were in Portland and ended up trying almost all the flavors. My favorites are Maple, Sea Salt Dark Chocolate and Fresh Lemon. But seriously, everything there is delicious.

2. Cape Elizabeth




Now, Cape Elizabeth is not exactly in Portland but it's only a 20 minute drive away from the city and definitely worth stopping by. The Portland Head Light, a beautiful lighthouse (which was under renovation when we went), is in a park by the ocean. We loved to walk the cliff walk and snack on our holy donuts while sitting on a bench and enjoying the amazing view.

3. Farmers' Market




During the summer, the Portland Farmers' Market is every Wednesday and Saturday in Monument Square  and Deering Oaks Park. I always enjoy strolling through markets and looking at all the colorful flowers, veggies and more.

4. The Lobster Shack at Two Lights





Maine is famous for delicious and fresh lobster and the Lobster Shack is the place to. It is also in Cape Elizabeth, not far from the Portland Head Light, and has the best Lobster Rolls and New England Clam Chowder ever. The bright red picnic tables are set up on a cliff between two lighthouses which makes for a beautiful view. 

5. Breweries





Being from Germany my parents and I obviously had to check out Portland's vibrant brewery scene. Now, thanks to the American drinking age I wasn't able to actually try anything BUT my parents definitely approved of the beers and my fish 'n' chips and ginger beer were amazing as well :D

Let me know if you've ever been to Portland or are planning on going. I hope this little guide is helpful to you guys!



25 comments:

  1. Toller Post! Ich war noch nie in Portland, aber das hört sich wirklich klasse an. :)
    Liebe Grüße
    S.
    http://cappuccinocouture.blogspot.de/

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    1. Danke :) Ja, die Stadt ist wirklich richtig cool und wunderschön :)
      ~ Charlotte

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  2. Ohh wie toll! Das klingt alles wirklich herrlich! *-* Ich bin ein riesen Donut-Fan, weshalb Holy Donut wohl der richtige Laden für mich wäre :D
    Liebe Grüße, Leni
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    1. Oh mein Gott ja! Diese Donuts waren so unendlich lecker :) Nichts im Vergleich zu Dünken Donuts oder so :D

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  3. the places looks very exciting, love the donuts, the cape looks wonderful, and the flowers are so refreshing <3

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    1. It truly is so beautiful and amazing there :)
      Love, Charlotte

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  4. woah, the name is Holy Donuts?! :)

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    1. Hahaha :D Yes, it's the perfect name! They really should be holy :)
      ~ Charlotte Luisa

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  5. Omg Cape Elizabeth looks so beautiful, the sea is so calming :)

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    1. Oh yes! It really was beautiful and so relaxing :)
      Love, Charlotte Luisa

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  6. Ahh love the pictures!! So beautiful!

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  7. This place looks amazing! Beautiful photos!
    XX
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  8. Hi Chrlotte Luisa! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog because it enabled me to discover yours and I totally love it!! The layout, the style, the content...everything!
    Looking forward to following you and reading more! XX

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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  9. Hi Charlotte! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! I've never been to Portland but it looks absolutely beautiful! Your photos are amazing too! Everything you mentioned looks like a lot of fun and it's definitely something I've listed down to do one day.

    Oh! I also followed your blog and I can't wait to read your next post!

    -Sophie xx || Cherries and Perfume

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    1. Thank you so much! This is so nice of you :)

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  10. Lovely place! Nice photos :)

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  11. Ooh, the Holy Doughnut sounds good - though in all honesty, I just love everything doughnut related haha! I can imagine how much fun it would be to stroll through the farmer's market :)

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    x

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    1. Hahaha that's very true! I love all Donuts but these were extra delicious :)
      Love, Charlotte

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  12. So glad you got a chance to travel through Maine! I live here / am originally from here and it's gorgeous! I love Portland (and the holy donut of course) xo

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