What’s the best part of staying with Portland Maine Rentals? The staying in Portland, Maine, of course. And to help orient and guide you along your tour of Portland, we’re continually discovering–and jotting down–the tastiest lobster rolls, the most scenic photo spots, the best places to find a good deal, the liveliest venues, and the most beautiful hiking trails. That and more!

Read on to learn about Portland and discover for yourself the remarkable and varied offerings available only in Maine.

Explore Portland, Maine’s East End this spring

April 10th, 2024|

Published: April 10, 2024 I’ve lived in Portland’s East End (specifically, on Munjoy Hill) for over 30 years. I love this neighborhood and the incredible diversity of options when it comes to exploring, eating, shopping and recreating. We’re in the heart of Maine’s largest [...]

Introducing Crandall Toothaker

March 19th, 2024|

Published: March 19, 2024 In the heart of Portland, Maine, there's a name synonymous with quality, passion, and a deep love for the community: Crandall Toothaker. More than three decades ago, Crandall embarked on a remarkable journey that would transform Portland's rental landscape, one [...]

Your weekend itinerary for a winter stay in Portland, Maine

September 7th, 2020|

Updated: January 20, 2023The state of Maine has been officially known as “Vacationland” since at least 1936. At any rate, that’s when the state’s license plates have borne this well known moniker.For many, the idea of Maine conjures up images of camping, sandy beaches and [...]

Dining in Forest City: The best places to eat in Portland

June 14th, 2020|

Updated: June 14, 2020 While Portland Maine has long been a busy vacation spot for tourists, the last ten years have seen a notable shift in the volume of travelers visiting Vacationland. And the state's largest city has been raking in the accolades recently, [...]

Portland, Maine likes coffee

June 3rd, 2020|

Updated: June 3, 2020 Coffee--Hot, Iced, Mocha, Espresso, Cappuccino You already know some of the more prominent coffee shops around Portland—but what about those smaller neighborhood places? Here’s a few close by and a few further out—and even a couple in South Portland! Coffee [...]

Where to wander: Portland hiking trails to explore

May 26th, 2020|

Published: May 26, 2020From clusters of coffee shops to towering murals behind street bends, there is so much to explore in the eclectic city of Portland, Maine. Yet some of the city's most beautiful spots lay intermingled throughout the town in the Portland Trail system, a giant map of over 30 green [...]

Water, beaches, and parks, oh my……

May 20th, 2020|

Updated: May 20, 2020 Portland Maine, being a peninsula, is surrounded by water and not surprising—beaches and state parks.  Some are just a quick bike ride, while a few of the others, may require a short car ride.  Here’s a sampling of what’s to [...]