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Congress Street

Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Great place to walk and window shop, maybe stop to shop too

This a really nice stretch of shops and restaurants and museums with a small plaza's and monuments... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Don P
Dallas, Texas, United States
Everything and everywhere

What a street. So much of the city is present as it winds around tow. Walk it, try the market... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orleans, Massachusetts
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The city's main business area.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Portland, ME
+1 207-871-1700
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This a really nice stretch of shops and restaurants and museums with a small plaza's and monuments. There are good signs about what attractions are in what direction. And just a block off Congress street there is some of the older city with pretty old...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a street. So much of the city is present as it winds around tow. Walk it, try the market. see the statues, check the restaurants, landmarks An hour or more well spent to get the city flavor

Thank grandmeggy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk the Eastern Promenade, and take in the view from the Observatory or the Eastern Cemetery. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or drinks are on nearly every block, as are the unique boutique shops with clothing, jewelry, antiques, home decor, and toys.

Thank tillietravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went shopping for presents for home. many places to go and good restaurants. parking was not hard and the people were friendly.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Congress Street is a very broad street with buildings on both sides and good for shopping, sightseeing and eating or drinking. It does not have a warm feeling about it, probably because of the fact that the street is so wide, but the options along...More

Thank WorldTravelOne
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a nice area to walk around. I wouldn't exactly say that there is a lot to do here but there are a lot of places to eat.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Every location we visited from the cool thrift shops like Encore and Little Ghost, specialty stores like the Queen of Hats and Blanche & Mimi (middle street near Congress) and great restaurants like Nosh we couldn't go wrong. If you only take a walk down...More

Thank Beth K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

comfortable beds, great room, kitchenette. Fantastic complementary breakfast. Parking garage less than a block away. Ferry to out islands steps away

Thank StephanieinNewport
Reviewed 14 November 2016

There were a lot of cool restaurants and shops to visit both day and night. I also enjoyed the food options.

Thank K_Santiago_11
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Congress street is fun because it has many stores to explore, places to eat, bars, and even a Starbucks. However, everything closes early (some stores close around 5, some around 7) So in other words, there's really not much of a "night life" in Portland.

Thank Educatdhorses
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far a walk is congress st from Hampton Inn on Fore st
24 October 2016|
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Response from Joel W | Reviewed this property |
If you are referring to the part of Congress street where the stores and restaurants are located, the walk is about 1/2 mile. Congress St starts just up the street from your hotel so walk up (away from the water) and turn... More
How Do I Find 2360 Congress Street Maine Turnpike E-Z Pass Retail Center.
31 May 2016|
Response from Jack M | Reviewed this property |
Hope you found it by now: it's on outer Congress St.Take a left after passing Hutchins Drive (on R).