A Winsome View

a lifestyle blog by Meaghan Clare

Portland, ME

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Portland Maine is an old, sleepy, seaport town, that you'll want to move to as soon as you visit. We only spent a couple of days there but we both know we'll be going back again sometime soon. Walking through the cute little town, we saw the old brick warehouses that had been converted into restaurants and adorable shops. Every corner we turned there was another cute coffee shop or vintage clothing store. 

We stayed in the most adorable studio apartment attached to an Airbnb host's home. It was one of the cleanest and warmest Airbnb's I've ever been to. One of the things I love about staying at Airbnb's is that you get to feel like a local.

Our first day there, we went to Sebago Lake, which was about 40 minutes away. We did a little hiking and then swam afterwards. It is a little expensive to get into the park, so I would suggest making a day out of it and packing some food. On our way home, we did a little antiquing and then stopped at  Allagash brewery for a quick refreshing beer. Later that night we went downtown and ate at J's Oysters which had the best seafood! It was my first time trying lobster and let me just say, I'm in LOVE!! You must get the Lobster dinner or the Lobster scampi. 

The next day we were on our way to the Catskills but made sure to stop at the Holy Donut to grab some breakfast. Each donut is made with fresh Maine potatoes. Ginger sugar and Dark chocolate sea salt were our favorite flavors. It's probably good we don't have a Holy Donut near us, because I'd probably be going a couple of times a week. 

We can't wait to go back and explore some more. Here is a great website for other things you can do while you are there.