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Congress Street

Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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A wide variety of things to do

We only had a short time to tour Portland. What a wonderful city. We did walk in the Congress... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bob b
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Tampa, Florida
An eclectic mix of local shops, restaurants and services exactly the opposite of the generic chain store strip!

There is lots to see, buy and eat on this downtown strip. The stores are local, the restaurants are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Andrew D
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Portland, Maine
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The city's main business area.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had a short time to tour Portland. What a wonderful city. We did walk in the Congress Street area. We were able to visit the magnificent Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. We noticed a few museums and the Longfellow House but did not...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is lots to see, buy and eat on this downtown strip. The stores are local, the restaurants are good values, and it is walkable.

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Congress Street is the Main Street in Portland with restaurants and other activities. Just going for a long walk along Congress is fun. You can easily go from downtown all the way to the E Prom.

Thank Ken Q
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

I've been to Portland many times, but Historic Congress street is awesome! So many shops and places to eat and drink right around the corner. Walking through the district will take you away from everything on your mind. TAke time to visit the old buildings,...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I used to live right on Congress Street and loved it! Lots of things going on and parades run right through the area!

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

In Congress Street, which is a very long, you cannot miss restaurants, cafes, souvenir & craft shops, book shops and many other interesting places such as Portland Observatory-a 1807 signal tower, Portland City Hall, Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Historical Society. A very...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

they offer a little big for everyone, different types of food, museam, art shows and shopping , hard to find parking at times

Thank Heidy T
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Congress street is very long but it holds unique stores and Restauraunts through the it's entirety. Some of my favorite places to visit are The Sock store, Nosh, and the Green Elephant. Driving on it can be a challenge since a lot of people choose...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

When you are sightseeing in Portland, you can't help but travel on Congress. Several major attractions (Portland Art Museum, City Hall) are located on Congress.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We really enjoyed exploring Congress Street: checking out galleries, restaurants, the art museum, and shops. It had a more funky vibe and fewer tourists. I definitely recommend exploring the area on a visit to Portland.

Thank sm47
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marlene294
25 October 2016|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the part of Congress street where the stores and restaurants are located, the walk is about 1/2 mile. Congress St starts just up the street from your hotel so walk up (away from the water) and turn... More
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mpcorson
31 May 2016|
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Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it by now: it's on outer Congress St.Take a left after passing Hutchins Drive (on R).
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