5 Places to See While in Portland, Maine for WCPWM17

Traveling to Portland, Maine for WCPWM17? If you’re planning to join in on the festivities Friday May 26th and Saturday May 27th, you may want to consider extending your stay.

There’s no better excuse than WordCamp Portland, ME to visit one of America’s most liveable cities, home to award winning chefs. Make the case to your employer and take the week off for these must-see spots.

1. Peak’s Island
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One of Portland’s crown jewels, Peak’s Island has beautiful ocean views. Accessing it is quite easy with round-trip ferry tickets under $8. If you’re looking for drink specials, music, and conga lines, check out Reggae Sunday at Jones Landing.

2. The Old Port
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Dining, shopping, coastal views – The Old Port has it all. After dark the area transforms into one of Maine’s few nightlife spots.

3. The Portland Observatory
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Get a bird’s eye view of Portland in this 210-year-old tower. Admission to The Portland Observatory for adults is just $10 and includes a guided tour.

138 Congress Street on Munjoy Hill

4. Craft Beer Breweries
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If you like craft beer, you’ve come to the right place. Portland, Maine was recently dubbed, “Beer Capital, USA,” in an article by Forbes. Stop by and rub elbows with IPA connoisseurs and hop heads.

Yummy brews:

Liquid Riot Bottling Co.250 Commercial St
Bissell Brothers4 Thompson’s Point #108
Allagash Brewing Company50 Industrial Way

5. The Portland Museum of Art
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The Portland Museum of Art will please almost all art critics. It houses an eclectic mix of art – from marble sculptures, to modern contemporary, to 19th century landscapes. Adult tickets are $15.

7 Congress Square

Whether you’re a Maine native or traveling to Portland from afar – you don’t want to miss it’s many attractions. Most of all, WCPWM17!

Get your tickets here, starting at just $10.