Greater Portland + Casco Bay

Greater Portland + Casco Bay Travel Guide

Articles about Greater Portland + Casco Bay

By Sarah Z. Wexler
This week, the annual Rose Festival—a beloved tradition for more than 100 years—returns with plenty of ways to honor the emblem. Check out this year’s highlights, running across town for three weeks in June: Grand Floral Parade. On June 6, hund...
By Brooke Porter Katz
The Press Hotel, a revamp of the historic Portland Press Herald building, debuts this month in the Old Port neighborhood. The property pays homage to its printing-press past, with an installation of antique typewriters in the on-site art gallery, ...
By Katrina Brown Hunt

Affordable hotel rates, free museums, and plentiful barbecue and beer make these cities a bargain for travelers.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Which cities show the most eco-friendly pride? In honor of Earth Day, T+L readers separate the composters from the posers to determine America’s greenest cities.

By Meredith Bethune
“We have a circus and sideshow mentality to the way we do business,” says Brandon Hodge, owner of the retro-inspired Big Top Candy Shop in Austin, TX. “When customers walk in they can have a few minutes where time stands still.” The yellow and ...

Hotels in Greater Portland + Casco Bay

Just minutes from Portland's scenic Old Port in the Western Promenade neighborhood—renowned for its stately mid-19th-century homes designed by New England architect John Calvin Stevens—this stylish inn stands out from the city's more fusty accommodations.

Restaurants in Greater Portland + Casco Bay

The secret to owner-chef Sam Hayward’s success is his honest, earthbound cooking. And his temple to simply prepared food is Fore Street—a cavernous warehouse space that miraculously manages to feel homey, thanks to old barn wood, worn leather booths, and an all-around lived-in patina.

Things to do in Greater Portland + Casco Bay

Internationally acclaimed master woodworker Thomas Moser—known for his exquisite Shaker, Colonial, and Arts and Crafts–style furniture made from American hardwoods—could open a store anywhere, but the longtime Maine resident chose Freeport’s main street for his flagship showroom.