Take Home a Treasure to Commemorate Your Greater Portland Experience!
From strolling through the stylish boutiques in the Old Port to treasure hunting at indoor flea markets, there are plenty of places to browse and shop in Maine’s Greater Portland and Casco Bay area.
Portland takes pride in its independent Old Port boutiques. Whether you’re looking for the perfect wooden toy for your nephew, a vintage dress or fancy fixtures for your kitchen cabinets, you’ll enjoy the search. Take a stroll down Exchange Street, Fore Street or Commercial Street as you look for that perfect Portland keepsake.
Looking for outdoor gear? The world famous L.L.Bean flagship store in Freeport is your place. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, L.L.Bean is home to a live trout pond and onsite café and monogramming center. Not far from the flagship store is an L.L.Bean outlet store, where you can hunt for marked down bargains.
While you’re visiting Freeport, check out dozens of other retail and outlet stores. Freeport Village Station is home to several outlet stores and features free underground parking, which you can use as you stroll other shops along Freeport’s Main Street.
In South Portland, you’ll find the Maine Mall. Maine’s largest shopping center features more than 140 stores and restaurants. During the winter holidays, you can also find an impressive display of miniature trains, a carousel and an opportunity for pictures with Santa.
Portland’s creative environment inspires entrepreneurs as well as artists. Hunt around for an original painting by a local artist, hand-crafted tote bags made from old sea sails, Maine-made jewelry and more.
Looking for antiques? Portland has many flea markets and salvage shops that are open in the summer and year round.