The original, the authentic, the real Portland is in Maine. Settled in 1633 and officially named in 1788, Maine's largest city is unexpectedly influential in many of key events in America's history (including Oregon's city being named after Maine's Portland on a coin flip), but has managed to remain one of the great American seaport cities on the east coast. First-time visitors are delighted to discover a "lovely city" when expecting to be in a small fishing town, or in discovering "a charming town" when expecting to encounter a overwhelming city...but no one ever seems disappointed!
Noted as one of the "U.S. Destination on the Rise" by Trip Advisor for consecutive years, then one better as National Georgraphic's Best Small City list as the "Most Instagrammed City""¬¬"high praise from the photo-famous publication"¬¬"the eclectic mix of cosmopolitan city, working waterfront, creative economy, and historical and cultural center appeals to the millions that flock here. With a population of 66,000, what makes the city so surprising to so many is the amount of restaurants, theaters, museums, galleries, and performing arts available"¬¬"rivaling urban areas more than ten times its size. But while Portland continues to top national accolades and top lists, how much of the city is still unappreciated or unknown?
100 Things to Do in Portland, Maine Before You Die is life beyond the guidebooks"¬¬"the real Portland literally and otherwise. It's a glimpse to the amazing events, food, activities, and secrets of which many locals have not even done, or may not be aware. Cities may be visited and experienced, but the goal is to be live in it.
And, really, you need to live before you Die]¬¬]at least 100 times.
- ISBN-13: 9781681061603
- ISBN-10: 1681061600
- Publisher: Reedy Press
- Publish Date: September 2018
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
- Page Count: 160