Old Port Tavern , 11 Moulton St.

This restaurant and bar opened in 1973, in the historic 1828 Mariner’s Church building. It’s a lively place with TVs to watch sports and DJs to keep people dancing on the weekends.

Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St.

Greenhut Galleries opened in 1977, initially on Exchange Street, as a fine-art poster store. Peggy Greenhut Golden – who sold the business in 2016 after running it for nearly 40 years – focused on original paintings and sculpture by Maine artists. It became Portland’s most prominent commercial gallery.

Something’s Fishy, 32 Exchange St.

Fun, family-owned gift shop that opened in 1982 and began selling just fish-themed items. Today you can get mugs and shot glasses with lobsters on them, boxer shorts with moose or bear images and a variety of “Maine” sweatshirts, among other things.


Nickelodeon Cinemas, 1 Temple St.

Downtown Portland’s only movie theater, built in 1983, has long been a place to catch a film before or after dining in the Old Port. The six-screen theater is owned by a Massachusetts family who run two other cinemas in that state. The iconic Maine Lobsterman statue is in a park in front of the Nick.

Rosie’s, 330 Fore St.

This restaurant opened in 1987 on historic Boothby Square. It’s a place for classic pub food, drinks and a game of darts. For years, it’s been a go-to place to grab a drink with friends after work.

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