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Our Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep, Drink, and Play in Portland

Portland Paddle’s home is at the bottom of Munjoy Hill on the East End. Check out some suggestions below for our favorite places to eat, drink, stay, shop, visit, and adventure in our neighborhood and beyond.

For information on walking, biking, and public transit in the greater Portland area, check out our Getting Around page!

Take Out

  • Veranda Thai
    Classic Thai delivery & takeout
  • Bonobo Pizza
    Fun West End neighborhood joint; our favorite Portland pizza; great for dining in too
  • Slab
    Wonderfully thick-crusted pizza with a nice outdoor patio downtown
  • El Rayo
    Classic Mexican joint in the Old Port
  • OTTO Pizza
    Solid pizza, multiple locations

Coffee / Breakfast

Get Cultured

  • Portland Museum of Art
    Our customers get a discount on admission (ask us how) at this museum that has something for everyone, including works by lots of Maine-based artists.
  • Maine Historical Society and the Wadsworth-Longfellow House
    Museum, gallery, tours, and a beautiful public garden.
  • SPACE Gallery
    SPACE Gallery is a nonprofit contemporary art space featuring visual arts, live music and performance, film, artists lectures and more.
  • First Friday Art Walk
    Portland’s Art Walk is a free self-guided tour of art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the first Friday of every month from 5-8pm.
  • Indigo Arts
    Studio spaces for artists residencies with communal work space for the production of artwork in all media across disciplines.
  • Maine Jewish Museum
    Through exhibits, programming, and dialogue the Museum bridges appreciation and understanding with people of all backgrounds.

Make it an Adventure