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Living in Portland

Portland has an average Walk Score of 62 with 66,194 residents.

Portland has minimal public transportation and is somewhat bikeable.

The most walkable Portland neighborhoods are East Bayside - India Street, West Bayside and Downtown.

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62 Walk Score of Portland, ME

Portland is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Western Promenade in Portland

Western Promenade

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Exchange St

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Portland.

Portland Apartments for Rent

Portland Neighborhoods




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1 East Bayside - India Street 95 - 78 2,432
2 West Bayside 95 - 77 2,320
3 Downtown 93 - 84 2,572
4 Parkside 93 - 88 3,912
5 Valley Street 88 - 76 1,408
6 West End 88 - 84 5,719
7 East End 81 - 79 4,611
8 Oakdale 77 - 90 3,376
9 Deering Center 70 - 70 4,216
10 Libbytown 68 - 80 2,082
11 Back Cove 62 - 76 3,691
12 Rosemont 62 - 75 4,400
13 Nasons Corner 39 - 51 3,668
14 North Deering 34 - 48 10,891
15 Riverton 33 - 41 5,550
16 East Deering 31 - 58 3,601
17 Stroudwater 15 - 41 732

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Portland

Average square footage 2800
Homeowners have 3.3 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.2 bathrooms
Age of home 39 years
Average time living in home 11 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Portland Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 423 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Portland.

People in Portland can walk to an average of 0.6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

Photo of Portland & Rochester Public House in Portland

Portland & Rochester Public House

Photo of Coffee By Design in Portland

Coffee By Design

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thumbnail for Western PromenadeThis iconic place represents the pinnacle of West End living. Generations of families have lived in these houses that are spread throughout the West End.

David Pollack
on Western Promenade

4 Transit Score of Portland, ME

Portland has Minimal Transit

It is possible to get on a bus. Find Portland apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Portland has minimal public transportation and about 14 bus and 1 ferry lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Portland on public transit.

68 Bike Score of Portland, ME

Portland is Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.


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Photo of Loring Memorial Park in Portland

Loring Memorial Park

Photo of Fort Allen Park in Portland

Fort Allen Park

Photo of Deering Oaks Park in Portland

Deering Oaks Park

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Neal St

Photo of Old Port in Portland

Old Port

Photo of Hobson's Wharf in Portland

Hobson's Wharf

thumbnail for Exchange StThis famous street was built up from pre-war buildings left to languish as the old Red Light district. It now bustles with shops of every type.

David Pollack
on Exchange St

Photo of Deering Oaks Pond in Portland

Deering Oaks Pond

Photo of Etz Chaim Synagogue / Maine Jewish Museum in Portland

Etz Chaim Synagogue / Maine Jewish Museum

Photo of Etz Chaim Synagogue / Maine Jewish Museum in Portland

Etz Chaim Synagogue / Maine Jewish Museum

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Heartfelt Garden

thumbnail for Loring Memorial ParkAn iconic view of Back Cove high up on the bluffs of the Eastern Promenade. Running and bike paths extend all around the Cove.

David Pollack
on Loring Memorial Park

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East Bayside

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Near Franklin Street

thumbnail for Fort Allen ParkThis park holds the mast of the USS Portland, a heavy cruiser commissioned by the United States Navy in 1933

David Pollack
on Fort Allen Park

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