We are headed up to Portland for a quick trip over St Patrick's Day weekend.
Our first day is short and we are going to go to allagash for a tour and have dinner at fore st
My questions are regarding St Patrick's Day, proper
1. Some research suggests (but I can't seem to confirm) that there is a St Patricks Day parade in Portland. Is this true and is this a pretty crazy/busy parade?
2. It looks like Ri Ra and Bull Feeny's are celebrating St Patricks - are these good ideas? Is one preferable? Is it worth attempting a reservation?
3. I also read about a boat tour on Casco Boats, with some music. We are mid 30's couple getting away from our wonderful 3 year old for a couple of days - I can't tell what demographic is being targeted with the boat tour - does anyone have a sense of this?
4. Any other recommendations for the weekend? It seems like Portland a lot is slower in the winter months (which is lovely!) so just seeking out recs... nearby hikes, etc. We are going to go to a spa, but just for an hour. We are leaving on the early side, Sunday, so not a lot of time. And would prefer not to spend too much time driving while we are there.
Thanks so much!