Day 1: Portland
Lobsters, lighthouses, and quintessential coastal views - welcome to Portland 🙌🏻 No, not that one, the other one. Not many make an effort to visit this beautiful waterfront town in Maine. But according to their tourism website, TripAdvisor named Portland one of the ‘Top 10 Destinations’. Top 10 in the world, country, or state - no one is really sure. Regardless, this picturesque town was the perfect destination to mark the beginning of our long journey down the East Coast.
After checking in at the stylish Portland Harbor Hotel, we spent our first day exploring the Old Port’s waterfront and visiting the neighboring islands of Casco Bay. At night we treated ourselves to dinner at Evo Kitchen & Bar - a phenomenal restaurant that will leave you dreaming about chickpea fries for months.
Fun Fact: Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland. The city of Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine.