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Portland--Best of Both Worlds

A December 2005 trip to Portland by ladyanne47

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Quote: Portland, Maine, like its sister in Oregon, is built on the edge of a sea and bay. It offers the best of both worlds.

Portland--Best of Both Worlds

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Overview

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Portland is one of the few cities in Maine and is considered the largest. Even though it is a city, it is so much more and has many cultural and historical features to add to a visit there. It is a city full of fascinating architecture, museums, antique shops, and restaurants of all kinds, and it is an up-and-coming young professional city that is more and more appealing to the young family.Portland is built on a hill that tapers down to the coastline. The waterfront, with a shipping and fishing industry that keeps it alive and well, is busy with a popular tourist trade also. The city is full of life with its historical port, cultural events, wonderful sculptures through the streets and squa...Read More

Cliff Island

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Attraction | "Casco Bay's Cliff Island, Maine"

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When one tries to write about a place they have just visited it is really difficult to say much about it because you don't know much about it except the quick exposure you have just experienced, all you can really say is how it affected you personally.However, this is one place I know a lot about because it is where I have vacationed in July every year since 1990. We as a family (which now that the children have grown is mostly my husband and I and an occasional grandchild or visitor) have come to love this place like home, and our exodus from Upstate New York starts with a loaded car headed for Maine. We have to take everything we need, for it is an island that we get to by ferry, and if we r...Read More

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Cliff Island

Casco Bay, Maine