Whether you need to shop for a new outfit or you just love to browse, the Portland area has some amazing and unique shops and stores.
The Old Port district of Portland is lined with unique boutiques that sell Maine-made and imported goods. You can’t get a true sense of Portland unless you stroll the cobblestone streets, peeking into windows or exploring stores and galleries that occupy revitalized warehouses with exposed bricks and beams. In this eclectic collection of shops you’re bound to find perfect gifts for your friends and family back home.
For information about Portland stores, visit the Portland Downtown District directory.
If you’re more interested in conventional and familiar shopping, The Maine Mall, the state’s largest shopping center, is located in South Portland- 6 miles from the ferry terminal. The mall has more than 140 stores and restaurants, and the area surrounding the mall has many small shopping plazas and restaurants, all within about 10 minutes of downtown Portland.
One of the most famous outdoor outfitters in the world, L.L. Bean, operates their flagship store in Freeport, just 15 miles north of Portland. The store was the retailer’s first, and has been open for nearly a century. The flagship store is open 24 hours, 365 days a year, so when the shopping bug bites, L.L. Bean is ready for you.
Finally, if you love outlets, the Kittery Premium Outlet mall is located at the southern tip of the state, and there are world-class outlet stores at Freeport Village Station in Freeport, near the L.L. Bean Flagship store.