Promenading in Portland!

Greetings from Portland, Maine, my friends! Being home for the holidays is truly a blessing. The weather here is much colder than in Oklahoma, for sure. I’m not complaining, though. It’s starting to feel more like winter, here. The air is brisk, the ground is frozen, and the leaves have dried and turned brown. Despite the frigid weather, people are still out and about and enjoying all the city has to offer!

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Pastel buildings in Portland.

Portland is located in the southern region of Maine and is the biggest city, here in the state. If you know Bangor, Maine, it’s about 3 hours south of there. Portland is one of my favorite cities. It’s not too big and not too small. It’s not a very congested city, which is great. The city is home to many local businesses, shops, cafes, and restaurants. The city has become a mecca for starting new businesses. Every year, Portland continues to grow, bringing in many tourists, especially during the summer. The city sits close to the Portland Harbor, which means there is an array of seafood restaurants lined up along the harbor!

Tourists are particularly  enthralled by Portland’s historic Old Port district, which sits right along the harbor. The area consists of many boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, and many popular seafood restaurants. The city is bursting with diversity and culture, which is often very well recognized by many. You can find everything from live entertainment, to dancing, to music, and to the very popular, farmer’s market! It’s impossible to be bored in this thriving city!

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I really like the color of this door, so my sister took a photo. We were heading down through the Old Port (a different part of Portland) towards the water.

With hot, white chocolate peppermint mochas, in hand, my sister and I continued through the city, window shopping and talking. The cold did not phase me, whatsoever. As my nose turned red and my cheeks rosier than ever, it all overweighed my excitement to be able to walk everywhere… Just walk. I love to walk!

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Window shopping.
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On our way to buy one of the best burritos ever!
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The shops here are beautiful and fun to explore even if you don’t buy anything.
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Life is better with color.
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So many pretty pastels in the city.
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City girl at heart.
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The Public Market House is amazing. They sell vegan and organic foods, wine, seafood, and other delicious items. You can also stop and get coffee, sandwiches to go, soup, burritos, and much much more!

Stay tuned, I will be sharing more on this beautiful city!