From boutique bakeries to art galleries and more, you’ll find a little bit of everything when you go shopping in Portland, Maine. Read on to discover the best places to shop in Portland and the surrounding area. Afterward, find more recommendations on Midcoast Maine’s top attractions on our Things to Do in Maine page filled with handpicked suggestions on local restaurants, special events, and more. Planning your vacation couldn’t be easier!
The Best Places for Shopping Near Portland, Maine
The Old Port District | Downtown Portland
Whether you are searching for home decor, antiques, or a wardrobe update, you’ll find it all in the Old Port District. Everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets, browse the Maine-made gift shops, and indulge accordingly in some of the best downtown restaurants.
The Maine Mall | South Portland
You will find over 100 stores at The Maine Mall, including Macy’s, Ulta Beauty, Yankee Candle, J. Crew, and Pandora. If you work up an appetite during your shopping spree, there are several fast dining restaurants located in the mall. Charley’s Philly Steaks, Gloria Jean’s Coffee, and Starbucks are just a few places to grab a quick bite.
Freeport Village Station | Freeport
Freeport Village Station is another excellent shopping outlet in Midcoast Maine, located only 30 minutes from Portland. When you shop here, don’t spend more money than you need to. Check their special offers and coupons before your visit. After your shopping spree, you can enjoy a movie at the nearby Nordica Theatre, located right at Freeport Village Station!
Main Street | Downtown Bar Harbor
Main Street in downtown Bar Harbor is by far one of our favorite places to shop. This one-of-a-kind area is home to an impressive collection of boutique shops with Maine-made products. Whether you are searching for artwork, artisan chocolates, or a special gift to remember your trip, you’ll find it all here. One of our favorite gifts are the handmade Christmas and holiday ornaments at Christmas Spirit Shop. There isn’t a better way to have fun while supporting local businesses!
Stay Near the Best Shopping in Midcoast Maine at Grey Havens Inn
A day of shopping in Portland will work up an appetite! And, when you stay at Grey Havens Inn, you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner. Join us at our waterfront restaurant. Our menu is full of authentic, New England dishes that take advantage of the season’s freshest, local ingredients. For unbeatable views from your very own room, book The Breakers. This room features an outstanding 270-degree view of the ocean and islands through three windows. Daily breakfast, our spacious oceanfront patio, and award-winning cuisine at our restaurant are a few ways to enjoy your stay. If you are ready to start shopping and exploring Midcoast Maine, check our current vacation specials!