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Congress Street

Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Lots to do on Congress St.

Lots of restaurants, shops, used book shops and antique shops. Fun to walk along until you get to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barryville, New York
Shop till you drop

Little shops on the main drag of Portland. Lots of restaurants to try. Enjoy a nice walk anytime... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura N
Scarborough, Maine
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The city's main business area.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“east end” (5 reviews)
Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of restaurants, shops, used book shops and antique shops. Fun to walk along until you get to the Port.

Thank msmadnice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little shops on the main drag of Portland. Lots of restaurants to try. Enjoy a nice walk anytime. People watching is always interesting!

Thank Laura N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found congress street very interesting with great building we stopped at and found fun to tour. The biking . Made is interact with the locals in the street and found they were very nice to bicyclist. Nice people. Nice city.

Thank 1991KEB
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Whatever you're looking for in Portland, food, drink, antiques, friendly people, you'll find it on Congress Street; I would suggest veering of course toward the Westin.

Thank rovanli
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This street is lively with shops of all kinds, as well as street vendors and performances. We unexpectedly saw a fire show as well as got to go to an art fair. Great place for restaurants and coffee shops as well.

Thank Jessi G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

It has all of the main shops and great places to eat along with little parks. it's the main street in Portland.

Thank JCM212
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went downtown on a Sunday, which meant that street parking was free and plentiful, and the streets were not crowded, so we could meander. We downloaded a free walking tour guide in PDF form from the Historical Society on our phones that marked buildings...More

1  Thank dudakadud
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Congress Street is just a few blocks from the Old Port on Casco Bay. Businesses, restaurants, stores of all kind line this stretch of road right through the center of Portland fro/m Longfellow's statue to the fire station it provides a classic view of an...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Congress st. Is a good area for walking ,many restaurants,bars, people watching and sitting not far from the water

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and the people in the shops were friendly and very helpful.

Thank dmendelss
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24 October 2016|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the part of Congress street where the stores and restaurants are located, the walk is about 1/2 mile. Congress St starts just up the street from your hotel so walk up (away from the water) and turn... More
31 May 2016|
Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it by now: it's on outer Congress St.Take a left after passing Hutchins Drive (on R).