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Commercial Street

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Historic street at the edge of the working waterfront area of Portland.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked around Commercial street and really enjoyed it. The Tourist shops are nice but it's really cool to see the fishermen come in with their lobster traps. A nice captain stopped to chat with us and we learned a lot about lobstering.

Thank Eleni B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed right on Commercial St. at the Courtyard and enjoyed walking up and down it, shopping and seeing the waterfront. Also, great options for tours down here.

1  Thank MichiganMom71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tons of good bars, shops and restaurants. You can see actual working lobster boats and fishing boats. Ride the Casio bay ferry or ride the ferry to Nova Scotia.

Thank Bam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Commercial Street is the main part of Portland along the river. It has some interesting shops, but mostly catering to the tourist crowd. A lot of different restaurants o choose some.

Thank A1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I strolled around for about three hours browsing at the different shops. There were also some street vendors and my wife bought some nice jewelry for our daughter. There were plenty of air-conditioned shops, places to grab a snack, and places to...More

Thank revG777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our time and poked our noses into many nooks and crannies. This historic city has much to see and an interesting variety of retail shops. It sometimes doesn't jump out at you, you might have to start a conversation with a clerk or...More

Thank Gary V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Monday July 3, 2017. This is the business street that runs along the water in the Old Port area of Portland. There are small funky shops of all kinds, small and large restaurants and bars, and assorted old buildings to admire. The...More

1  Thank Steve0315
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just off Commercial street near the East end (north) by the cruise ship dock and it was a great central location. There's a working pier with fresh fish and lobster coming into the Harbor Fish Market, and saw a great love music show...More

Thank bobbym_va
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had high expectations for Commercial Street but ended up being a disappointment. Once you eat at one of the restaurants, not much else to do. Shopping was minimal. Sea Bags was only worthwhile shop. If going to eat and drink, good place to be, otherwise...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of restaurants, shops,bars many things to see and do easy walking from most downtown hotels with ease

Thank Julian P
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Brenda L
10 February 2017|
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Response from Joanne M | Reviewed this property |
I assumed you meant for a dinner out. The fish market on the waterfront has a variety of fresh fish to buy and take home.
9 February 2017|
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Response from Chuck52310 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, everything will be open. Except for some beaches/resorts, Maine never closes!
12 September 2016|
Response from Vetskidog | Reviewed this property |
I think it was called Blue Lobster. It is on commercial street right across the street from the tour ticket booth. It is on the corner. They had a pretty good selection as well as some $6.00 t-shirts. Good luck.