With over 66,000 full-time residents, Portland swells to two million with the addition of its seasonal visitors and part-time residents in the summertime. The city is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay with access to many islands such as Peak’s, Great Diamond, and Long Island.
Portland stands as one of the few working waterfronts left in the United States, acting as New England’s largest tonnage seaport and second largest fishing port. Portland is also the largest foreign inbound transit tonnage port in the United States! Each year our port alone handles over 206,000 international passengers, including 41,000 cruise ship passengers.
As the economic capital of Maine, major national financial institutions as well as law firms and import/export companies base their Maine operations out of Portland. Walking through downtown Portland, you will notice modern high-rise office buildings located in historic districts intermixed with centuries old architecture.
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