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“lots of shops”(29 reviews)
“becky's diner”(7 reviews)
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
Portland, ME
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All reviewslots of shopsbecky's dinertourist shopsold portseafoodcool shopswindow shoppingfishing boatstrolley tourswaterfront areawater frontgreat shoppingnice walkgreat place to walkcobblestone streetswalk aroundcasco bay
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Portland was a fabulous city to visit. We loved the food....especially DiMillo's, a really good slice of pizza from Bill’s pizza on Commercial Street , holy donut was excellent, Becky’s diner had all day breakfasts and reasonable prices on all menu items, Commercial Street lives...More

Thank JoAnne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tourist trap, but you can have a good time here. As mentioned in another review, do take a city trolley tour and a harbor boat tour while you are here. They are well worth the effort. There is a lot to Portland's...More

Thank W40XTjoelc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurants, shops, hotels, tours and tons of photo oppportunities. Boats with lobster cages, weathered buildings and markets with fresh seafood. Great town.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first time here. Busy Friday evening. Found a place to park. Walked restaurant row from one end to the other. I walked down each pier too, checking out all the restaurants, many of them had live music playing outdoors. People watching is...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great strip to walk for a day. A large array of restaurants & bars for food and close to market street. Definitely stop at a few places for seafood and a brew or two

Thank Loren_L_1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Commercial street is where the action is. There are tours, tons of amazing restaurants and great hotels. There are tons of street vendors selling jewelry, paintings, playing music and the harbor is right there. Go on Land and sea tours right there. Perfect place to...More

1  Thank robaby424
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Commercial Street in Portland, Maine could easily take you weeks to experience; but, even if you only have a couple of days, this is an area you do not want to miss!

Thank Dyanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Commercial street has many restaurants and shops,i stayed in Portland three years in a row, 2015-2017 and every day walk down to Beckys diner and then walk down to Old Port stopping in every little store that looked interesting,Portland is a really cool town and...More

Thank surfisher53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 0.9-mile (1.45 km) stretch of Commercial Street from Casco Bay Lines on the east and Becky’s Diner on the west is one of the Old Port’s main arteries. Four large hotels line it; four more are one block from it. Sidewalks along it are...More

1  Thank mainemountainbear
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Commercial Street and many adjacent streets have a ton of cool shops. I walked around for hours with my kids, 5 and 9, and we were very occupied as we explored all the shops that Portland has to offer. Cool city, definitely worth visiting!

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6 August 2018|
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Response from eybeth | Reviewed this property |
Portland lobster company is a good outdoor place with music on weekend at nights. It can take a while to get your food though if it is busy. You order first and pay for food and then you tell the hostess so she can place you... More
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19 July 2018|
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Response from chimayred | Reviewed this property |
Jen, I lived in the next town from Portland for over 20 years and I would be happy to offer some suggestions. let me know your age, are you traveling with family friends or alone, and some of your interests. Portland is a... More
18 February 2018|
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