A travel journal
to Portland by Cheryl
Quote: Portland is world reknown for it's beautiful coastline and 19th century sea port.
When the kids need to strech their legs the beaches, parks and playgrounds in the area will provide hours of enjoyment.
Be sure to stop at one of the many local restaurants and experience the culinary delight of a fresh Maine lobster.
Portland is well known as a haven for artists. The cultural opportunities in this area are almost limitless.
Hotel | "Embassy Suites"
Included in the price was full American breakfast each morning, use of the health club, shuttle service, complimentary newpaper, use of the indoor pool, a free beverage at the evening manager's reception, and free local phone calls.
When making reservations be sure to inquire about their package deals. There are many different options, all of which save you money, and most include at least one dinner.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2000
Embassy Suites Portland
1050 WESTBROOK ST
Portland, Maine 04102
Restaurant | "Barbara's Kitchen"
Barbara's Kitchen & Cafe
388 Cottage Road
South Portland, Maine 04106
Exhibited in the Mansion are over 300 objects that date back to the peroid from 1850-60 when the original owners still lived in the home. These include: furniture, lighting devices, carpets, paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics and books.
The holiday season is a time not to be missed at the mansion. See the Mansion dressed up for the holidays from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Call ahead to see if any special programs are being offered. From the Victorian Doll Party to the special lecture programs, they offer special events for all ages.
Stop in the museum shop and browse through their wonderful selection of victorian treasures.
Allow at least an hour to fully enjoy what this mansion has to offer.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2000
109 Danforth Street
Attraction | "The Children's Museum"
The Town Exhibit lets young kids visit the Bank (with working ATM machine), put out pretend fires at the Fire Truck, pull in traps on the Lobster Boat and restock shelves at Hank's Market. In November 2000, new exhbits will be added including the Animal Hospital, a renovated Farm, and the Toddler Park, a play area designed specially for childre under 3.
For older children, the Museum offers a Star Lab and Space Shuttle, TV Studio, Science Exhibits and Computer Lab. Hands-on art projects are hosted every day in the 'Oh Zone.'
Don’t miss the Camera Obscura. It is one of only three such cameras open to the public in the country. Located on the Museum’s third floor and gives a panoramic view of the entire city.
This is a definate must see for the whole family. Even the teenagers will have fun at this wonderful interactive museum.
4015 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97221
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