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Commercial Street

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Address: Portland, ME
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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.

Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.

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Lot's of restaurants and shops. Great tourist location!

There's plenty to do for all ages. Lots of gift shops. From quick snacks to fine dining, you can find it all in this area. There's also plenty of tours on land or on water... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wonno
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's plenty to do for all ages. Lots of gift shops. From quick snacks to fine dining, you can find it all in this area. There's also plenty of tours on land or on water. Easy to find parking and not outrageously expensive to park in the parking lot.

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to Portland many times a year to buy the ingredients that are difficult to find at home. I love to cook, and when I find a new recipie that I am missing an ingredient, I know where to go to find it. Commercial Street ! Great for people watching and window shopping.

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Brunswick, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I can easily enjoy spending a summer's day walking along Commercial Street. The waterfront and an eclectic assortment of shops and cafes. A fun way to spend 2-3 hours on a free afternoon!

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Addison, Michigan
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a neat time at commercial street. Night life was fun and had a fun time looking at all the shops and bars

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3 Thank Derek B
New Haven
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309 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I remember Commercial Street and the Portland waterfront when freight trains frequented the area and there were many fish packing plants. My mom worked in one. One would have to dodge the box cars and drive over railroad tracks. This is all gone now, but the history and wonderful architecture remains. The buildings now contain restaurants and boutiques. The Portland... More 

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1 Thank Chuck52310
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed at a new hotel on the waterfront and enjoyed this area very much. I remember when this was an old working neighborhood and appreciate that several of the sea front businesses, as well as the boats, are still here. It's a great place to walk, window shop, look at the boats and old buildings, and stop for a... More 

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We travel through Portland frequently on our way up to Friendship. Working our way through the restaurants and pubs as we explore the Maine Beer Trail and then some. Many, many options...all of them wonderful!!! Great shops during the daytime hours and lovely waterfront location.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Your vacation isn't complete until you have attempted to do everything possible on Commercial street!

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Ayer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

EVERYTHING in walking distance from Commercial street. Eats, shopping, boats, museums, inside, out side, views..

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Millerstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Portland has much to offer in terms of tourism, visitors, etc. All starts on commercial street. Various selection of shops with their wares, restaurants, local craftsmen, etc. Easy walk to all piers for cruises, etc. Nice place to kill some time before a cruise, after lunch or dinner. The place to start and then work your way up the hill... More 

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