Commercial Street

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Commercial Street is a bustling waterfront district in Portland, Maine, that is known for its lively atmosphere, historic buildings, and diverse range of shops, restaurants, and attractions. The street runs parallel to the waterfront and offers stunning views of Casco Bay and the surrounding islands.

At the heart of Commercial Street is Portland's Old Port district, which is a popular tourist destination and a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike. The area is home to a wide range of independent boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, and specialty food stores, as well as several popular restaurants and bars.

One of the main attractions of Commercial Street is the Portland Fish Pier, which is located at the eastern end of the street. The pier is a working fishing port that is home to several seafood wholesalers and processors, as well as a bustling fish market where visitors can buy fresh seafood and watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch.

Other popular attractions on Commercial Street include the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, which offers train rides along the waterfront, and the Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal, which provides ferry service to the nearby islands of Casco Bay.

Things to do at Commercial Street

  • Visit the Portland Fish Pier - This working fishing port is home to several seafood wholesalers and processors, as well as a major hub for the commercial fishing industry.

  • Explore the Old Port - The historic Old Port district is a hub of activity with a wide range of shops, restaurants, and galleries to explore. It's a great place to stroll and soak up the local atmosphere.

  • Take a ferry to the islands of Casco Bay - The Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal is located on Commercial Street and offers ferry service to several nearby islands. This is a great way to explore the natural beauty of the bay and enjoy some outdoor recreation.

  • Visit the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum - This museum is dedicated to the history of narrow gauge railroading in Maine and offers train rides along the waterfront.

  • Sample local cuisine - Commercial Street is home to many restaurants and eateries that specialize in fresh seafood and other local cuisine. Be sure to try some lobster, chowder, or other Maine specialties while you're here.

  • Take a sunset cruise - Several companies offer sunset cruises and other boat tours from the waterfront. This is a great way to see the bay and enjoy the beautiful Maine coastline.

  • Explore local art galleries - Commercial Street is home to several art galleries and studios that showcase the work of local artists. This is a great way to experience the local arts and culture scene.
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Address of Commercial Street

Portland Downtown, Portland, ME, USA

Opening & Closing time of Commercial Street

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    Open 24 Hours
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  • Sunday
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