Local Towns

city of Portland, Maine

Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.

With a metro population of 230,000, the Greater Portland area is home to almost one quarter of Maine's total population. The population of the city is 64,000.

Portland is an easygoing city with friendly, hardworking people.  Ranked nationally as one of the ten safest, culturally most fascinating US Cities and one of the top cities for doing business, housing is affordable, the schools and healthcare are outstanding.

Recreation, entertainment, scenery, culture -we've got the market cornered. Just ask the 3.6 million tourists who visit each year. And, the same things that attract vacationers make Portland a wonderful place to live, to work and to do business. Click here for the City tour.

TOWN INFORMATION

City Hall
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
874-8610

Population 63,008
Latitude 44.6074
Longitude -69.3977

Schools
Portland Public Schools
Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue, Portland 772-8689

 

Parks & Recreation - http://www.portlandmaine.gov/hhs/placestoplay.pdf
Peaks Island
Portland Ice Arena
Back Cove
Baxter Woods
Deering Oaks Park
Fort Sumner Park
Riverside Snow Park
Portland Museum of Art
Portland Stage Company
Hadlock Field
Casco Bay Lines

Community Facilities
Portland International Jetport
Portland Skate Park
Cummings Community Center
East End Community Center
Riverton Community Center
YMCA, 321 High Street, Portland 253-1574
Portland Public Library

Hospitals/Clinic/Public Health
Mercy Hospital
Maine Medical Center

Charities
Catholic Charities Maine, 307 Congress Street, Portland 781-8550
Preble Street Shelter, 5 Portland Street, Portland 874-1005
Oxford Street Shelter for Men, 203 Oxford Street, Portland 761-2072
The Salvation Army Thrift Store, 49 Adler Street, Portland, 774-7818
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, 83A Bell Street, Portland 221-0047
Goodwill Industries Thrift Store, 1104 Forest Ave, Portland, 878-1763
Ronald McDonald House, 250 Brackett Street, Portland, 780-6282