City of Portland | 389 Congress Street | Portland, Maine 04101

Check out these sites and see first hand that Portland has it all.

Our city offers all the cultural and entertainment amenities of any metropolitan area but on a much more livable scale. Portlanders know how to live!

City of Portland Web Site Link

Top Reasons to choose Portland

Arts
Arts & Cultural Alliance
Arts District
Dining
Events
Old Port
Shopping
Tours

Visitportland.com

Portlandmaine.com

Creative Portland Corporation

Greater Portland Chambers of Commerce

Maine & Company
Maine Business Answers
Maine Business Works
Maine Dpt of Economic Development
Maine Department of Education
Maine Film Office
Maine International Trade
Maine Made
Maine Office of Innovation 
Maine Office of Tourism
Residential Real Estate Listings
Portland Business Assistance
Starting a Business

city tour

#1 in the Country!

Nestled between Maine’s forest-covered mountains and spectacular rugged coast, Portland is a rough-hewn gem of New England. Recently named the #1 place in the country to raise children-and named in the top ten “perfect places to live in America”- visit Portland and it could be love at first sight. Unspoiled landscapes,Father and Daughter beautiful vistas, succulent lobster, stately lighthouses, outdoor adventures, incredible night scene, a vibrant community of visual and performing artists, exceptional shopping, the list goes on. In the Casco Bay region of Greater Portland to Freeport you’ll find it all within a 15 mile radius surrounding the state’s largest city.

Distance Map


Portland holds a key place in a business corridor extending from New York to Atlantic Canada. At the same time, we offer a welcome relief from big-city life.

Ranked seventh in the 2005 book, The 100 Best Art Towns in America! Portland supports a vibrant community of visual and performing artists not to mention an incredible night scene.
The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America