Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Portland ME do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Portland ME, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Portland, ME
Information for Travelers
Portland is Maine's largest city, located on the south coast along Casco Bay.
You'll enjoy strolling along the cobblestone streets on the edge of Old Port, where you'll find working fishing piers and renovated warehouses with restaurants and shops.
Nearby, the Western Promenade is a cliff-top public park overlooking the river and mountain.
The surrounding West End neighborhood is filled with Victorian-era homes, including the Victoria Mansion museum.
There's plenty to do on the water too, including tours around the bay and the Calendar Islands, whale watching tours and even fishing boats.
Sports enthusiasts and families will also enjoy watching a Portland Sea Dogs, an AA team of the Boston Red Sox, play.
Portland has a long history of prominence in the arts, first reaching its peak in the early 19th century, when the city was a major rival rather than a satellite of Boston
or New York
Once called Machigonne by native peoples, the region was developed in the early 17th century by British settlers and quickly became an important fishing and trading port.
Portland offers many cultural attractions in the Arts District, including museums, galleries, performances and antique shops.
Read about Portland in Wikipedia