Why Visit Portland
With cobblestone streets, shops, galleries, and microbreweries—not to mention a prime location on Casco Bay—Portland, Maine, is a port city with plenty of personality. People visit year-round for its unique history, local and progressive food and drink scene (yes, there is plenty of seafood), dynamic arts scene, and charming waterfront setting.
When to Visit Portland
Portland travel isn’t limited to just one season; there are plenty of things to do here year-round. The most popular time to visit is during the summer when the weather is ideal for exploring the city by foot. Spring and fall bring smaller crowds, lower hotel prices, and cooler temperatures. Winter is the perfect time to hit the nearby slopes or get cozy in a cafe.
Weather in Portland
Portland, Maine, is a four-season destination. Summers are mostly sunny, reaching into the 80-degree range. Temperatures in spring and fall may reach between 25 and 50 degrees with showers. Bring an umbrella and a few extra layers just to be safe. Winter brings snow and temperatures from the low teens to the high 30s.