Portland, Maine is a city where lobster fishermen greet the dawn at the counter of Becky’s Diner, and where businessmen stride purposefully through the streets—businessmen, that is, whose rolled-up sleeves reveal an armful of tattoos. It’s the kind of city where you can smell the salt air at every turn, and where cresting a hill means you’re met with an ocean view rife with tall ships. It’s the home of Otto Pizza, where pies are topped with pulled pork and mashed potatoes.
It’s a city that’s laid-back yet bustling, cultured yet firmly blue-collar—and most certainly worth a visit.
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