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Guidebook for South Portland and Area

Steve & Pam

Guidebook for South Portland and Area

Essentials
Groceries and a pharmacy. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
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Hannaford Supermarket
50 Cottage Road
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Groceries and a pharmacy. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
Shaw's
180 Waterman Drive
Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
Pharmacy. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
CVS
51 Market Street
Pharmacy. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
Big fans of Joe's! Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
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Trader Joe's
87 Marginal Way
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Big fans of Joe's! Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
Another favorite place of ours and 2 minutes away from Trader Joe's. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
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Whole Foods Market
2 Somerset Street
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Another favorite place of ours and 2 minutes away from Trader Joe's. Do bring a reusable grocery bag since some of the local areas charge 5 cents per plastic bag.
They cannot be beat for the variety or the freshness.
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Harbor Fish Market
9 Custom House Wharf
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They cannot be beat for the variety or the freshness.
Sightseeing
A nice place to check out and a short walk from the house along the Greenbelt Walkway.
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Bug Light
South Portland Greenbelt Pathway
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A nice place to check out and a short walk from the house along the Greenbelt Walkway.
Breathtaking location. Picnic tables, small beach, food trucks and the perfect place to linger for a few hours with the family.
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Farol de Portland
12 Captain Strout Cir
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Breathtaking location. Picnic tables, small beach, food trucks and the perfect place to linger for a few hours with the family.
Go here. Small honor system fee to park and away from the crowds. Though do get here on the earlier end of the day when it is a warm beach day.
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Kettle Cove
Kettle Cove Road
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Go here. Small honor system fee to park and away from the crowds. Though do get here on the earlier end of the day when it is a warm beach day.
State controlled fee (at the gate) beach that is perfect for family gatherings or just to bring the kids. Bathroom and changing facilities along with food options.
Crescent Beach
State controlled fee (at the gate) beach that is perfect for family gatherings or just to bring the kids. Bathroom and changing facilities along with food options.
Perfect place to spend a few hours on the trails. Pack that fishing rod too if the striped bass or mackerel are running. Do check out the pet cemetery that Governor Baxter built for his beloved pets.
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Mackworth Island
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Perfect place to spend a few hours on the trails. Pack that fishing rod too if the striped bass or mackerel are running. Do check out the pet cemetery that Governor Baxter built for his beloved pets.
Getting Around
About 10 minute drive from the house.
Amtrak
100 Thompsons Point
About 10 minute drive from the house.
Bus stop all along the area (primarily Sawyer Street and Broadway).
South Portland Bus Transit Hub
41 Thomas St
Bus stop all along the area (primarily Sawyer Street and Broadway).
Ideal way to see the Casco Bay Islands. Take the mail-boat cruise to see them all.
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Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal
Maine State Pier
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Ideal way to see the Casco Bay Islands. Take the mail-boat cruise to see them all.
Parks & Nature
Not too far from the house if you are walking and a very short drive with bathroom facilities and food stand.
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Willard Beach
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Not too far from the house if you are walking and a very short drive with bathroom facilities and food stand.
A really special beach. Parking is super tight so get there a little early and use the pay for parking lot. If you're there at low tide do look for the ship wreck on the north end of the beach.
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Higgins Beach
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A really special beach. Parking is super tight so get there a little early and use the pay for parking lot. If you're there at low tide do look for the ship wreck on the north end of the beach.
Picturesque location and worth checking out. A 15 minute walk from the house along the Greenbelt Walkway or on Broadway.
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Bug Light Park
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Picturesque location and worth checking out. A 15 minute walk from the house along the Greenbelt Walkway or on Broadway.
Historic caisson-style lighthouse constructed on a rocky breakwater in 1897 that is occasionally open for tours. A short 15 minute walk along the Greenbelt Walkway close to SMCC.
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Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Fort Road
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Historic caisson-style lighthouse constructed on a rocky breakwater in 1897 that is occasionally open for tours. A short 15 minute walk along the Greenbelt Walkway close to SMCC.
Arts & Culture
Bug Light/Spring Point area with views of the Casco Bay Islands and Portland.
South Portland Historical Society
55 Buglight Rd
Bug Light/Spring Point area with views of the Casco Bay Islands and Portland.
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Museu de Arte de Portland
7 Congress Square
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Entertainment & Activities
Perfect way to see the local area and maybe even a sunset cruise.
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Portland Schooner Company
56 Commercial Street
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Perfect way to see the local area and maybe even a sunset cruise.
Cruises gives passengers tours on Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. Each lobster tour lasts 80-90 minutes. Everyone gets to be a lobsterman.
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Lucky Catch Cruises
170 Commercial Street
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Cruises gives passengers tours on Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. Each lobster tour lasts 80-90 minutes. Everyone gets to be a lobsterman.
Decent smaller size casino with a good restaurant. About an hour away.
Casino Way
Decent smaller size casino with a good restaurant. About an hour away.
Drinks & Nightlife
About a 5 minute drive from the house and close to Spring Point as well as SMCC and Bug Light.
Spring Point Tavern
175 Benjamin W Pickett St
About a 5 minute drive from the house and close to Spring Point as well as SMCC and Bug Light.
Panoramic view of the city and surrounding area. Enjoy drinks and the bar menu.
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Top of the East
157 High Street
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Panoramic view of the city and surrounding area. Enjoy drinks and the bar menu.
Beer
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Bissell Brothers Brewing Company
4 Thompsons Point
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Beer
Winner of 2019 James Beard Award.
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Allagash Brewing Company
50 Industrial Way
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Winner of 2019 James Beard Award.
South Portland Beer that is about a 5 minute drive from the house in the Knightville neighborhood (close to the Casco Bay Bridge). The Snow Squall Restaurant is right across the street.
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Foulmouthed Brewing
15 Ocean St
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South Portland Beer that is about a 5 minute drive from the house in the Knightville neighborhood (close to the Casco Bay Bridge). The Snow Squall Restaurant is right across the street.
South Portland Beer and less than a 10 minute drive from the house.
Fore River Brewing Company
45 Huntress Ave
South Portland Beer and less than a 10 minute drive from the house.
Voted Best Beer Bar in New England by USA Today readers. Taproom & beer garden hidden off the street with a rotating, international list of drafts & bottles.
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Novare Res Bier Cafe
4 Canal Plaza
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Voted Best Beer Bar in New England by USA Today readers. Taproom & beer garden hidden off the street with a rotating, international list of drafts & bottles.