Old Port Finds

Akari Salon
The Old Port of Portland Maine is a good place to wonder. I'm quite impresses on how built up the place has becoming. I particularly love looking at all of the old buildings & to see each one having its own characteristics. There are a few cobble stone streets & a cable car once roamed Commercial Street to name a few of the charm of this quite section of Portland. Yes, you could say that the Old Port is the heart of Portland where most tourist go to experience the "real" Portland that speaks to them. I had a lovely day there yesterday. I stumbled into Urban Outfitters on Middle Street & the store was spotless clean.  I found the vault in the back where the sale room was to be very charming. I did have an appointment over at Akari across the street for a pedicure. I found the service at the spa to very professional & up to par.  I liked the atmosphere in there & found the old building to be very charming. I did stumbled up to Longfellow Square to catch a glimpse of the Portland Maine Farmer's Market that is held on Wednesday's across from the Library on Commercial Street. The market offered quite the selection of nice finds.  I'm used to going to the big ones like the one at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, Pike's Place Market in Seattle or Prahram Market in Melbourne. Something about the raw freshness of food just speaks to me.  There's beauty in it everywhere you look. Commercial Street does offer some good finds too, especially if one is on the art & restaurant find. I stumbled into Little Lads for the famous $4.99 Vegan lunch, yes, Vegan lunch of all American comfort food. It's definitely a good value for the money. Also, there are numerous gallery's to explore, I heard the Space Gallery is a good find & not to forget to check out shows at the State Theatre. I did find my way to the Merchant Company where I was inspired to visit it in the recent edition of Maine Magazine.  There was a very charming appeal to this artist co op.  Portland does have a lot of charm from walking the docks & alleyways of the Old Port to the numerous restaurant's from Farm Fresh to Indian to Seafood & not to forget the many markets to artist's galleries. One will not be disappointed in a day to the Old Port.
Portland Farmer's Market

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