Portland, Maine 

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bad experience!! - 9/21/2018
I found out I was allergic to corn on the cob here. I would give Portland twelve thumbs downs if I could. My friend told me there was a subway here and I thought he meant an underground one so I sold my car before I moved here but he just meant the restaurants. My girlfriend left me for the man who owns the loudest boat on the wharf near my old condo which is apparently how dating works in Portland. When I tried to sell my condo the homeowners' association hazed me by making me eat corn on the cob which is a thing that I'm allergic to. The staff at Maine Med asked me very intrusive questions about my blood type and my age and whether I was on any medications. I would not come back here unless it was to get back my girlfriend come back Melissa you deserve better than Loud Boat Read More
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Gentrification - 2/26/2017
There is a deliberate gentrification of Portland going on. While that may sound wonderful to the wealthy and well fed, its having profound affects on those who are not. Soon Portland will be in that quandary of all gentrified cities where they can't get cheap labor locally to take out their trash and clean their windows. I find this to be an ethical dilemma on part of those running government, but if that kind of thing doesn't concern you its a very pretty city. If you are concerned about a high cost of living to wages ratio then be prepared to live out in the booneys and commute long distances for wages that barely cover your living expenses, and lots of competition for Read More

Why would someone write a fake review - 8/24/2016
Why do people write fake reviews? Do you somehow have a grudge against a certain city? How odd. Nobody lived in Portland, ME for any length of time wouldn't know the state abbreviation, especially not somebody BORN here. Did you have a mailing address or were you homeless? JC. It is Portland, ME not Portland, MA. MA is for Massachusetts. People here in Portland, ME are very proud of their city. I have never seen such city pride but it must mean people are really happy here.

Go ahead. Scour the internet for comment sections and fourms about Portland, ME. I'm sure you will consistently find that people from Portland, ME stand up for their city and are so proud that they actually get offended by negative comments. We love it here despite the winters. What may be the coolest thing about our city is that we don't tolerate bullying of citizens that live here. I see some pretty strange people here but it's their life choice and not mine. It's kind of hippyish here. Very laid Read More

PORTLAND,MAINE - 8/1/2016

YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT PORTLAND ME. AGAIN I WAS THERE IN 2015 .WHILE THE CITY COULD BE CLEANED UP SOME, THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS THE AMOUNT OF DRUG ADDICTS AND THE HOMELESS THAT ARE HANGING ALL OVER THE CITY BEGGING FOR HANDOUTS,I HAVE NO DESIRE TO GO AGAIN. MY UNDERSTSANDING IS THE REASON FOR THIS ,IS THE VERY LIBERAL CITY Read More

Some things to know before moving here - 2/21/2016
I was born and raised here, lived here until the age of thirty, and I have just moved back after living elsewhere for the past decade. What brought me back was my search for a smaller city with a sense of community and a vibrant culture, and the fact that I still have family here. These things being stated, besides from seeing my family, I still haven't found what I am looking for. The food scene is great and there are ample choices, though many restaurants are expensive. The cost of living here is high because there is a lack of housing and a lack of area to build additional housing. There are also regulations in place to preserve historic areas and keep current ocean views for buildings already in existence, which is great but also contributes to a lack of new construction. Unless you have skills that you can take with you such as you're a nurse, lawyer, doctor, accountant, etc., you will find there are low paying jobs here and not that many to choose from. This is not a place where Read More

mainers - 2/7/2016
Having lived in maine for 50 years in the portland area I must comment on my experiences. for the past three years I have been living on the eastern shore southern most point in delaware. Portland has transitioned from a working water front community quaint and hip to a over run Bayside collection of activities and people. The once safe city has turned to a more of an over run city with bars and hotels scattered with eateries of high quality hosting cruise ships vacationers and heavy tourist. Portland has lost its roots to the demands of the aforementioned creep. I am a true mainer and people who bleed the blood of maine are hard exterior but quality peopl but hard to win over by outsiders. We in maine feel our ethics,hard seasonal changes sets us a part from other regions. Now living on the mason Dixon line I have now learned that maine and Portland are losing focus, crime is up, government lacking leadership, and quantity vs quality is the driver. I love my home town, but with its Read More

Incorrect data for first freeze at Portland, Maine - 10/31/2014
Hello-- your write-up for Portland says first freeze on average "late September". This is not true, for well over 100 years now.

Average date of first freeze at Portland Intl. Jetport (PWM) from 1981-2010 is 10/8. The longer period of record from 1940-2010: 10/5.

(Recently? 2013's first freeze was new record-late 10/25. So far, as of today (10/31/14), we've still not had it. Another new Read More

Blue - 9/13/2012
I have started to return to "Blue" in the arts district to hear music. Everything is just slightly overpriced, but the quality of music, lack of cover charge, and atmosphere make up for it. I have never gone in there and been disappointed with the offerings; I am only surprised so few people show up for the opening act; they are so often better or on the same level with the final Read More

Downtown Has Gone Down - 3/5/2012
During the past five years, the downtown area has become spoiled by the influx of immigrants who basically use the overly generous welfare system and confuse the rest of the populace because they do not speak English. Some have also caused the increasing crime rate in Portland. For me, the city has lost its charm and down home feel that it once possessed in abundance.  Read More

Question for Portland Residents - 3/1/2012
I was surprised to see that Portland, ME was just ranked one of the two best cities in the nation for eligible single women in the March 2012 Men's Health magazine. Is there any truth to that? I am in my late 30's and single and would like to know if there is a decent dating scene in Portland. Thanks.  Read More


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