“The summer crowds in the Old Port had thinned now that Labor Day had come and gone, but the air was warm and Exchange Street bustled with energy. Shops and restaurants were open late and busy. Packs of teenagers in varying states of grunge-some with piercings and tattoos and some without-spread themselves across the sidewalks, forcing middle-aged tourists out onto the narrow streets.” From The Cutting
Portland is a delight to the eye. From the working waterfront to the winding streets of the Old Port, from the gracious nineteenth century homes of the West End to the splendid Victorians on the Eastern prom, from galleries and museums of The Arts District to the jogging trails of Back Bay, Portland is a city to savor and enjoy.