Magazine Names Portland as ‘One of America’s Favorite Places’
More love for Portland.
Travel & Leisure magazine's yearly survey of America’s Favorite Places has once again named Portland among the top in the country. The survey ranks cities and towns across the country in several different categories. Some of those being dinning options and shopping. They even have a score for how smart the locals seem. That explains why Alabama didn't have a representative town on the list.
Portland came in at number seven.
This is what the publication had to say about Maine's largest city:
'Readers continue to be captivated by this Maine city’s charm, from the Old Port’s cobblestone streets to longtime foodie magnets like Fore Street and Allagash Brewing Co. This year, the city also scored well for one throwback feature: cool bookstores like Longfellow Books, which offers new and used books as well as an in-store cat. To sleep in a literate environs, stay at the Press Hotel, the boutique hotel located in the old Gannett Building, where Maine’s Portland Press Herald used to be published, and where rooms come with vintage desks. Assuming you are not working on any deadlines yourself, the town also ranked high for feeling relaxing.'
Number one was Park City, Utah. Fellow New Englanders in Provincetown, Massachusetts came in at number two.