Portland is a fusion of classic character and modern charm comprised of Victorian architecture intermixed with trendy design, salty fishermen working aside fresh millennials, local fare and fine purveyors. Walk the cobblestone streets, dine at award winning restaurants, visit local craft breweries, and explore the Calendar Islands of Casco Bay – to start...

man preparing to cater with plate of oysters on the half shell
outdoor deck in front of The Shop Oysters
fresh shrimp with lemon wedge on leafy salad


Voted RESTAURANT CITY OF THE YEAR (2018) by Bon Apetit’ Magazine, we invite you to immerse yourself in our local fare expertly prepared by talented and caring chefs.

  • Award winning and James Beard recognized chefs and restaurants

  • National media distinctions

  • The landscape of local ingredients attracts talented chefs from all over the world

  • Walk to your choice of dozens of restaurants near marina including:

    • Fine dining establishments

    • Casual Brew Pubs

    • Quaint Cafe’s

    • Creative cocktail lounges and elegant wine bars

Let our staff recommend their favorite local eatery.

Portland Culture

Once a trading and fishing settlement, Portland has maintained much of its 19th century architecture, landmarks, and flavor. The small city is a true art community where independence thrives and is widely celebrated.

We invite you to explore!

  • First Friday Art Walk

  • Galleries and museums

  • History and architectural tours

  • Live local musical entertainment

  • Broadway-like performances

  • Walk the working waterfront

    Ask our concierge for show times and more information.

Merrill Auditorium stage set up for performers

Chebeague Island Inn covered porch
trails through dune grass on beach
sunset over water from Chebeague Island Inn
Casco Bay Islands aerial view during foliage season

Casco Bay Islands

The Casco Bay Islands offer a slower pace of life, where the salty air whisks away your cares and the greatest decision of the day is which flavor of ice cream to choose at the local parlor. Bicycle the island trails, explore historic forts, sunbathe on the beach, or simply mix with the locals over a good meal.

Islands closest to Fore Points Marina:

  • Peaks

  • Chebeague

  • Little Diamond

  • Great Diamond

  • Long

  • Cliff

  • Bailey

Portland Headlight lighthouse with boat spraying water


The greater Portland region is full of things to do. From outdoor activities, indoor pampering, nightlife, and a variety of family activities, you may want to add an extra day or two to your stay.

  • Arts & Entertainment

  • Cruises and Tours

  • Historic Sites & Museums

  • Wildlife & Nature Parks

  • Spas

  • Beaches

    Ask our concierge about exclusive excursions, or find more ideas here.


Fore Points Marina is nestled in a private location, yet only steps away from the city. Stroll west on to Commercial Street bustling with shops, restaurants and brew pubs, or take a nature walk east along the waterfront trail to East End Beach and the promenade.

Arriving to Fore Points Marina is easy!

  • The Portland International Jetport (PWM): under ten minutes away from marina

  • Amtrak’s Downeaster: daily routes from Boston and New York

  • Concord Coach Lines: direct bus service from Boston and New York multiple times a day

  • Navigate through the waters of Casco Bay to N 43° 38.9 W 70° 14.25

marina close to old port shops and dining in downtown portland maine

rendering of new Portland Foreside development


Portland's new waterfront neighborhood with 1000 square feet of public waterfront access and open green space.

  • Boutique and flagship-brand shops

  • Bistros, cafes, fine dining restaurants

  • Public Market

  • Studios and art galleries

  • Live entertainment

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