Exploring America's byways, backroads, and great outdoors.
Photo Essay: Maine Coast Roadtrip Pt. 2, Portland
Portland is an intense blend of both old and new Maine. Victorian buildings with mansard roofs and turrets line cobblestone streets, while tight-pants hipsters weave through traffic on bicycles and loudly-colored amphibious trucks haul tourists from land to water and back to land again. Portland is a city shaped by both land and sea. Shops stock local craft beers and Maine-made maple syrups, and seafood caught that morning can end up on your plate by the end of the day. As always, I recommend stopping in Portland for as long as possible. It’s the only way you’ll experience all of the distinct flavors this city has to offer.