Visitor's Guide 2022-2023

Useful information for your visit to Greater Portland. IN THE KNOW. . .

POPULATION Portland: 66,650

Maine’s largest and most diverse city, with over 60 languages spoken. Greater Portland: population of 300,000 (one-fifth of Maine’s total population). CLIMATE Greater Portland's coastal climate provides milder temperatures in winter and summer than inland regions. Spring: Average 45° - 60° F. Summer: Average temp is 68° - 82° F but can reach into the 90s F. Autumn: Average 60°- 70° F but can get cooler—be sure to pack a fleece. Winter: Average 20°- 30° F but can sometimes fall below 20° F. WHAT YOU SHOULD PACK Summer: Lightweight clothes, your favorite bathing suit for the sunny beach days, and a sweater for cooler evenings and refreshing ocean breezes. Spring + Autumn: Rain jackets and sweaters/ fleeces are advisable. Winter: Boots (especially L.L. Bean!), flannel shirts, ski + snowboard winter jackets are always in style. While dress is usually casual throughout the region, if you feel like dressing up for a night on the town, you won’t feel out of place. ALCOHOL Persons must be 21 years old to buy or consume alcoholic beverages. Hours of legal service are 6am-1am. Photo ID required. OUI laws are strictly enforced. SMOKING TOBACCO: In Maine, public settings indoor and outdoor are smoke-free, including parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, trails, beaches, AREA CODE The entire state of Maine is (207).

COVID-19 STAFFING EXPECTATIONS Just as it has throughout the country, the pandemic has impacted Maine’s workforce, and some businesses are not back to full operating capacity. To avoid disappointment, please check with businesses before assuming they are open during regularly scheduled hours. Greater Portland has two of New England’s top hospitals downtown, Maine Medical Center and Northern Light Mercy Hospital. Urgent care walk-in centers, as well as national and local pharmacies, are conveniently available throughout the region. Visit Portland has a dedicated Covid-19 page, with information as it becomes available at:

and open spaces. While 18 is the legal smoking age, patrons in many towns, in cluding Portland, must be 21 to purchase tobacco products. Throwing tobacco litter on the ground is prohibited and results in a $100 fine. [] MARIJUANA: Recreational use of marijuana is legal, however, smokers have to be at least 21 years old, and it is prohibited to smoke in public. Both recreational and medical marijuana are sold at retail shops throughout Maine. For more information related to Maine Cannabis refer to resources. PETS For pet friendly accommodations, refer to STAY grids. [p. 51-58] DIETARY NEEDS The DINE grids [p. 34-37] identify restaurants that accommodate dietary preferences, including vegetarian and gluten-free meals as well as those with children’s menus.

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