Portland, Maine may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of digital nomad destinations. However, it will surprise you – I promise! To try and tempt you I thought I’d share my experience from my last trip!
On a recent trip to visit a friend who had just moved back from Bali, to her hometown of Portland, Maine, we didn’t really have any idea what it would be like. The purpose was just to catch up with a friend.
Little did we know how quickly we would fall in love with Portland and not want to leave!
Really, we extended our stay by a night and reshuffled our road trip accordingly!
We started off by heading to the beach which was just lovely. Everyone was out with their families, soaking up the sun, playing in the water. The beach was lined with gorgeous New England style houses with huge American flags dancing in the wind. We spent the morning there just taking it all in, then stopped at what can only be described as the most adorable market I’ve ever been to.
On the Vine is the most ‘vibes-y’ (not a word I know!), quaint, yet high end indoor market. It had everything healthy and delicious you could possibly want, in the most photogenic setting. I could be exaggerating because I really have appreciation for a great market, its my happy place. However, it is definitely worth a visit for snacks and groceries or any of your needs.
We then ventured out to Cape Elizabeth, which is a beautiful lighthouse on the cliffs where you can walk around, sit in the sun on a bench looking out at the crashing waves. Everything felt so authentic and everything was so picturesque.
I don’t really have anything else to say other than you need to go to see it with your own eyes. Just take some time to walk around and explore.
Dinner time! You know I love a restaurant recommendation and the Bait Shed at sunset did not disappoint. It is a popular spot in summer, especially for sunset. Therefore, you are best to head up an hour or two earlier than you would like to sit to eat, put your name on the waitlist and order some drinks and maybe some appetisers at the bar while you wait. The restaurant seating extends all the way down the pier and it’s very low key, with bench style tables. We are on the East coast, in Maine, so what else do you eat other than lobster!?!
Nothing, that is the answer!
If you go, try the lobster flatbread hot! Also, the lobster roll! Those are my two absolute must tries! Everything was good, but these two in particular rocked my world!
We skipped out on dessert and went for ice-cream at Dairy Corner. Again, there are queues, and yet again, it is WORTH IT!
If you don’t want to drown in ice-cream I recommend you take a child size because they are huge!
I guess we were in America, god bless the super size portions! Soft serve, hard serve, all the sauces, all the flavours, all the toppings and EVEN vegan coconut soft serve!!! I mean, Bry and I shared one child size and felt sick because it was too much, and Cait couldn’t finish hers… Definitely go for the child size if you are heading over after dinner!
If you’ve been to Portland and have any more recommendations, we’d love to hear them! We’re always up for any insider knowledge!!
Likewise, if you have any other digital nomad destinations that you would recommend – let us know! Since there are 5 of us, we’re constantly searching for new places!!
Until next time!
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