Portland, Maine was colonized in the 1600s, its access to the water made it a desirable shipping community. The town was very prosperous until the Revolutionary War when the town lost its trade and was bombed by the British. It was not until 1786 that the town became the city of Portland and in 1820, Maine finally became a state. Portland was the capital of Maine until it changed to Augusta in 1832. The city of Maine has survived four fires in its history, one of which was devastating in its destruction.
Portland, Maine is an amazing city to visit, in fact nearly 4 million people visit the city every year. The city has a plethora of delicious restaurants to visit. There is a wide range of restaurants from seafood to Italian, they are all conveniently located in the Portland, Maine yellow pages. The city also has a large selection of shopping. The Portland, Maine business directory boasts a large selection of shops that can be found through out the city. Since Portland is also located so close to the water, is able to provide a variety of seafood markets. These markets are happy to provide a seafood for the evening or they will provide packaging that allows the seafood to travel to the tourist's home. The markets will even provide shipping should the tourist not wish to carry the packaging home.
Portland also offers a variety of attractions to suit the needs of almost every tourist. Portland offers a great selection of outdoor activities. There is of course, many activities to do on the water such as boating, golfing, fishing, and even skiing. Portland also offers many attractions for the tourist that prefers indoor entertainment. There an astounding amount of art galleries in Portland. These can all be located in the business directory of Portland. There are also museums to visit in the city of Portland that range from history to art. Portland also has many wineries and breweries that welcome tourists. There are tours and cruises that are very enjoyable and suit almost every tourist. Portland, Maine is a wonderful and exciting city to visit. There are many attractions and activities to fill a great vacation.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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