Portland Maine, originally known as Machingonne by the Native
Americans who first inhabited the area, was settled by the British
As with most coastal communities in the early days of the
America’s Portland was a trading and fishing
settlement. Like Boston it soon became a mecca for shipping and
trading companies looking to move products to and from the local
area’s across the new country and overseas.
Portland Maine very much like Portsmouth NH has maintained it’s
historical charm within the old port city. Entire neighborhoods of
red brick buildings dating from the late 1860s offer a glimpse of
the careful craftsmanship and fine architecture of the era. The Old
Port offers wonderful architecture has you walk down the streets
viewing the past from the present day.
Today Portland Maine is a busy seaport as well has offering
international flights from Portland International Jetport. The
Downeaster Amtrak Train makes trips to several Massachusetts and New
Hampshire points and the “Cat” can wisk you and your car across the
Portland shops, restaurants, entertainment and lodging offer
something for every taste and budget. I-95 makes access between all
the major cities along the coast easy and convenient.