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Portland, Maine

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THE WORST...

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People
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
10 Athletic/active
4 Attractive
1 Driving ability/Good drivers
8 Easy-going
9 Friendly
8 Intelligent
7 Charming local accent
7 Offbeat
6 Proud of their city
10 Sophisicated
18 Passionate sports fan
28 Stylish
12 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
19 Cultural getaway
3 Family vacation
8 Gay-friendly
13 Girlfriend getaways
3 Pet-friendly vacation
8 Romantic escape
26 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
23 Cocktail lounges
16 Happy hour
22 Live music scene
29 Nightclubs
20 Singles scene
20 Sports bars
14 Wine bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
17 Classical music
11 Free attractions
17 Historical sites/monuments
19 Museums/galleries
21 Street performers
21 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
5 Antique stores
9 Cool souvenirs
14 Flea markets
13 Home decor and design stores
7 Independent boutiques
31 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
18 Barbecue
7 Cafes
5 Coffee
20 Ethnic food
4 Farmers' markets
9 Fine-dining restaurants
12 Hamburgers
2 Ice cream
3 Microbrew beer
5 Pizza
5 Sandwiches/delis
22 Street food/Food trucks
8 Sweets/desserts
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
2 Affordability
12 Architecture/Cool buildings
2 Cleanliness
2 Environmental friendliness
30 Range of hotel options
2 Peace and quiet
19 People-watching
25 Professional sports
8 Public parks and outdoor access
17 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
1 Safety
14 Weather
8 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO VISITORS
1 4th of July
25 Christmas
2 Fall
29 New Year's Eve
26 Spring Break
1 Summer
24 Valentine's Day
26 Winter
People
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
10 Athletic/active
27 Attractive
1 Driving ability/Good drivers
6 Easy-going
11 Friendly
10 Intelligent
9 Charming local accent
7 Offbeat
11 Proud of their city
21 Sophisicated
17 Passionate sports fan
23 Stylish
18 Tech-savvy
Type of Trip
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
21 Cultural getaway
7 Family vacation
4 Gay-friendly
12 Girlfriend getaways
5 Pet-friendly vacation
8 Romantic escape
28 Wild weekend
Nightlife
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
23 Cocktail lounges
16 Happy hour
9 Live music scene
30 Nightclubs
20 Singles scene
21 Sports bars
18 Wine bars
Culture
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
15 Classical music
16 Free attractions
17 Historical sites/monuments
13 Museums/galleries
9 Street performers
12 Theater/performance art
Shopping
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
8 Antique stores
7 Cool souvenirs
14 Flea markets
19 Home decor and design stores
9 Independent boutiques
33 Luxury stores
Food/Drink/Restaurants
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
18 Barbecue
5 Cafes
5 Coffee
17 Ethnic food
6 Farmers' markets
8 Fine-dining restaurants
19 Hamburgers
2 Ice cream
3 Microbrew beer
4 Pizza
5 Sandwiches/delis
23 Street food/Food trucks
4 Sweets/desserts
Quality of Life and Visitor Experience
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
11 Affordability
12 Architecture/Cool buildings
8 Cleanliness
7 Environmental friendliness
29 Range of hotel options
4 Peace and quiet
18 People-watching
26 Professional sports
13 Public parks and outdoor access
14 Public transportation and pedestrian-friendliness
1 Safety
13 Weather
19 Wireless coverage
Best Times to Visit
ACCORDING TO RESIDENTS
1 4th of July
15 Christmas
2 Fall
30 New Year's Eve
29 Spring Break
1 Summer
21 Valentine's Day
22 Winter
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