Portland Harbor

43°39'N 70°15'W
Portland Harbor

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:28PM EST until February 03 at 4:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Central Penobscot; Northern Washington; ... ...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGH ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:28PM EST until February 03 at 4:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Interior Hancock; Southern Penobscot ... ...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGH ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:28PM EST until February 03 at 5:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Northern Penobscot; Southeast Aroostook ... ...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGH ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:28PM EST until February 03 at 5:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Central Washington; Coastal Hancock; Coa ... ...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGH ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:23PM EST until February 03 at 1:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Coastal York; Interior York ... ...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .L ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:23PM EST until February 03 at 3:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Northern Oxford ... ...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .L ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:23PM EST until February 03 at 3:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Southern Franklin; Southern Oxford; Sout ... ...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .L ...... more info

Winter Storm Warning issued February 01 at 3:23PM EST until February 03 at 3:00AM EST by N... AREAS: Androscoggin; Coastal Cumberland; Coasta ... ...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .L ...... more info

...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS TO CONTINUE TONIGHT... .COLD GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS EVENING THEN DIMINISH LATE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS TO THE NORTH. LOW PRESSURE FROM THE MIDWEST WILL INTENSIFY MONDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MAINE...THEN ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA MONDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL SPREAD ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW TO EAST CENTRAL AND...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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...BITTER COLD AND HEAVY SNOW ON MONDAY... .LOW PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON MONDAY. SNOW SPREADS SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY. SNOW CONTINUES THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY BEFORE ENDING MONDAY NIGHT. IN GENERAL...THIS WILL BE A LIGHT FLUFFY SNOW WITH AMOUNTS RANGING FROM 8 TO 12 INCHES ON THE COASTAL PLAIN TO 3 TO...
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Portland Harbor, at the western end of Casco Bay, is the most important port on the coast of Maine. And it is one busy place: Portland is the second-largest oil port on the East Coast, boasts a large commercial fishing fleet, many cargo and cruise ship berths, and ferries bound for local islands (sadly, none continue to serve Nova Scotia). The waterfront thrives as well, offering fine dining, boutique shopping, a vibrant Art District, and just about any kind of provision or marine service imaginable. With Bon Appetit magazine calling Portland "America's Foodiest Small Town" in 2009, the dining opportunities alone are worth the visit.

The city of Portland is on the north side of the inner harbor, with many railroad, bulk, and general cargo terminals and piers. South Portland is on the south side of the harbor, with petroleum-handling terminals and pipeline facilities along its waterfront.

Whether you arrive by boat or choose to spend a few nights in one of the city's fine hotels and B&Bs, Portland should be on your Maine coast itinerary, as it provides a delightful taste Maine's version of "big city" living. If you are like most, you will come away feeling that Maine's largest city is, in fact, much more like one very large small town.