39 reasons to ‘fall in love with Portland,’ according to BuzzFeed

From top to bottom, Portland's East End Beach, Bard Coffee and Arcadia National Bar. (BDN photos by Troy R. Bennett)

From top to bottom, Portland’s East End Beach, Bard Coffee and Arcadia National Bar. (BDN photos by Troy R. Bennett)

BuzzFeed, one of the Internet’s kings of shareable content, released its list of “39 amazing things that will make you fall in love with Portland” this week.

While this is by no means the first travel listicle to fawn over Portland or Maine (it’s not even the first one BuzzFeed has done), it is the longest one I can recall seeing.

And this one goes out of its way to pay homage to Portland’s robust and celebrated culinary scene. A full 23 of the 39 “amazing things” are outright shout-outs to particular restaurants, brewers, bars or cafes, while another three are more general references to local food and drink.

Two cultural attractions — Mayo Street Arts and Space Gallery — made the list, as did a couple of scenic places, like the Presumpscot River.

In addition to the places shown in the photograph above and listed already so far, other local businesses and venues mentioned in the BuzzFeed list include:

To check out the full BuzzFeed list and what the site’s travel writer says about each place, click here.

Seth Koenig

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Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.