As its name suggests, the Portland area is strongly linked to the sea. The port is the heart, the soul, and to a large extent, the muscle of a dynamic city. From container ships to luxury cruise ships, Portland's harbor can handle the largest seagoing vessels. At the same time, the harbor is dotted with ferries and colorful pleasure boats. Portland is home to a working waterfront, but it also has a playful side.

Throughout its long history, Portland has attracted shippers to its port. Our natural deepwater, ice-free harbor is among the best protected on the East Coast. Commercial fleets as well as passenger boats find a welcome refuge here as they enjoy the rare beauty and great opportunities the Portland area provides.
  1. Council's Economic Development Committee Sends TIF Policy Amendments to Council

    The City Council’s Economic Development Committee unanimously approved sending proposed amendments to Portland’s Tax Increment Financing Policy to the full Council with a recommendation for approval. Read on...
  2. Patrons Oxford Insurance Hosts Open House at New Portland Technology Park Headquarters

    Patrons Oxford Insurance held an open house in its new headquarters at the Portland Technology Park on September 7th. The company moved into the 2-story, 19,000 sf office building this summer. This is the City-owned Technology Park’s first building. Read on...
  3. Coming Soon: State Threatre Marquee Back in Lights

    The heart of the Arts District will soon harken back to an exciting time in Portland’s history. As it once was, the State Theatre marquee will again be a beacon at the crossroads of Congress and High Streets. The marquee is about to be restored... Read on...
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