12 of Portland’s quirky, unsung & simple pleasures
Major attractions tend to be big and bold in Portland, Maine.
The city’s Old Port area, with its dizzying array of lobster choices, offers a beguiling mix of working waterfront and tourist haven.
And the Portland Head Lighthouse, sprawling along the rocky Atlantic coast, is drop-dead gorgeous and might just be the perfect example of a lighthouse.
Certainly, those two things alone are reason enough to visit Maine’s largest city.
But on my recent visit, I was delighted to find multiple layers in Portland. The city is full of simple pleasures that perfectly complement all of that delicious lobster.
Here are a dozen of my favorites: