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    Portland ME

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    The DH and I are planning a non-biking trip to Portland, ME. Does anyone have any recommendations for places to go (in Portland or nearby), restaurants, bike shops, etc? How many days would you recommend staying?
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    Portland has some awesome restaurants, and a terrific walking old downtown. If you like craft brews, Gritty McDuffs has a restaurant, as does Sebago (the food and beer at Sebago is better, IMO).

    Freeport is pretty close if you want to make a pilgrimage to the flagship LL Bean store, as well as having other outlet shopping as well. Very pedestrian friendly.

    I'm sure others will chime in. I love Portland.

    Oh - and for bike shops visit Bath Cycle - home of Bikeman.com.

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    I love Portland so much, I chose to go there for the weekend for my 50th birthday. So many good restaurants and shops. It's truly a walking city, with lots of recreation nearby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheFly View Post
    Portland has some awesome restaurants, and a terrific walking old downtown. If you like craft brews, Gritty McDuffs has a restaurant, as does Sebago (the food and beer at Sebago is better, IMO).

    Freeport is pretty close if you want to make a pilgrimage to the flagship LL Bean store, as well as having other outlet shopping as well. Very pedestrian friendly.

    I'm sure others will chime in. I love Portland.

    Oh - and for bike shops visit Bath Cycle - home of Bikeman.com.

    SheFly
    Drool....thanks! It looks like there are a few nice bike shops there. Any other cute towns nearby? How many days would you suggest staying in Portland? Any motel suggestions?
    Last edited by bluebug32; 07-16-2011 at 07:46 PM.
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    We stayed at the Regency. It was fine, but there was a cooler, hotel across the street.
    Visit the little towns between Portland and Portsmouth, NH. Saco, Cape Elizabeth, Old Orchard Beach. And go to Portsmouth. It's very much like Portland, just smaller.
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