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Your Guide to the Best Shopping Near Portland, Maine

Clothes on a rack: shopping near Portland, Maine.

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.

View the Old Port shopping directory.

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.

View The Maine Mall shopping directory.

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!

View the Freeport Village Station shopping directory.

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!

View the Bar Harbor shopping directory.

Stay Near the Best Shopping in Midcoast Maine at Grey Havens Inn

A day of shopping in Portland will work up an appetite! View of the Breakers TurretAnd, 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!

view of the Sunrise Suite

Book a Stay With Us

When you book any of our elegant accommodations, you can always look forward to our lovely amenities and and top-notch service.

Complimentary breakfast is always included in your stay, and our onsite restaurant, BLUE, means you’ll never need to worry about where to go for dinner.|

 We can’t wait to host you at Grey Havens Inn!

Close up of frutti de mare at BLUE

Enjoy Dinner at BLUE

BLUE offers you delicious American cuisine in a fine dining setting at our inn. The menu features seafood, steaks, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Our seafood chowder is widely recognized as being spectacular!

Before or after dinner (or both!), we welcome you to enjoy cocktails and the ocean view on our wrap-around porch. It’s a fantastic way to end a great day in Maine.

Pemaquid Lighthouse Maine Northside View

Explore the MidCoast

Georgetown Island is centrally located in MidCoast Maine, and the Grey Havens Inn makes an ideal basecamp for you while exploring the area.

We are just 1.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Reid State Park, minutes from the iconic FIve Islands Lobster Pound, and short drives to scenic towns and shopping, thought-provoking museums, great food & drink, and a multitude of outdoor activities. 

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