An Outdoor Portland
Portland is lucky to be located on the beautiful Atlantic coast, giving you opportunities for outdoor exploration. You can stay right in the city and enjoy the sea breeze, or hop in your car for a little trip up the coast. Here is to a Portland outdoor experience.
Start Your Day with Food
As any good day should start, enjoy a filling breakfast to get you through the day. If you're hoping to get-out-and-go, let us know and we can provide you with a to-go breakfast that will be more than enough to get you on your journey.
Forget something? Stop by portland dry goods
235 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101
Sunday - Thursday: 10AM - 5PM
Friday - Saturday: 10AM - 6PM
If you are looking for premium outdoor apparel and goods, Portland Dry Goods is the place for you. Immaculately kept and curated, with a staff that lives the part, this is certainly not a place for those who come to Maine for their outlets. When you want a nice piece that will last, however, this should be your first stop.
Be sure to look at their private label goods and collection of Maine made products - pieces that you will not find anywhere else.
Spectacular Views at Fort Williams/Headlight
History intertwined with nature’s beauty, Fort Williams Park is worth a quick drive over a bridge, with a breathtaking view. Discover ruins from a long maritime military history, or explore the Portland Headlight museum found at the base of the towering lighthouse. Standing on the edge of the cliff and looking out over the ocean is like looking at the edge of the world. The park offers walking trails along the cliffs edge, for the more daring, or open spaces for children and dogs to play, 90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay. It’s hard not to lose track of time in all the wonders Fort Williams Park has to offer.
Casco Bay Lines
If you consider yourself to be more sea bearing than land, make sure to take a tour on the Casco Bay Ferry Lines. A wide variety of tours ranging from the mail tour to the moonlight tour, it’s a great and affordable way to see all the islands that surround Portland. On the mail tour you get the opportunity to ride on a real mail boat, hear the fun commentary and see supplies being delivered to residents of the small islands scattered around Casco Bay. With opportunities to get off at some of the smaller islands, the ferry tours are the best way to see what makes up the Portland Harbor.
Refuel with Speckled Ax Coffee
567 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Monday - Thursday: 6:30AM - 7PM
Friday: 6:30AM - 8PM
Saturday: 8AM - 8PM
Sunday: 8AM - 7PM
Walking through the front door of Speckled Ax Coffee, you are engulfed in a warm and comfortable atmosphere - an easy place to grab a locally sourced cup of coffee and spend some time off your feet. Speckled Ax has one of the most interesting ways of brewing coffee, which not only makes an amazing cup of coffee, but gives you a show while you wait.
The staff is friendly and welcoming, quick to offer up ideas to try with a short menu that emphasizes quality. Try a cold brew with their special Fruity Pebbles milk, made in house (yes, that Fruity Pebbles of childhoods long-missed).
Dinner at Sur Lie
11 Free St.
Portland, ME 04101
Tuesday - Thursday: 4PM - 9PM
Friday - Saturday: 4PM - 10PM
Sunday Brunch: 10AM - 2PM
Our go-to favorite restaurant in Portland, Sur Lie has the food, service, drinks and atmosphere to represent the best of Portland food. As a tapas-style restaurant you've got the option of enjoying a couple small plates and a drink, or you can go with the Tim & Jake Method and get everything on the menu to share.
Rest for the Next Day
Get yourself home to the Mercury Inn and rest up, with a sense of accomplishment and exploration. You deserve it.