Portland is the largest city in Maine, with a population of about 65,000, however the metro area is quite a bit larger. We had never been there before, plus we are baseball fans and the Red Sox Double A team, the Portland Sea Dogs have a home stand and we wanted to see a game.
It took us about 45 minutes to drive into the city, and we found a parking spot near the baseball stadium. we went and bought our tickets and then walked about a mile and a half to downtown and the wharf area. It really is a commercial district with not much to see, but lots of restaurants. We found a little Indian restaurant called "Passage to India". It was reasonably priced and the food was good. Total including our meals, two beers, tax and tip came to $42.35. (And, when we put prices up here, it is in U.S. dollars. Essentially, it is the same as Canadian however we do get a slight exchange rate benefit when we get our credit card statement in Canadian dollars.)
Ruth's meal was steaming hot when it showed up and still sizzling.
Near downtown Portland, Maine
Then we walked about a mile and a half back to the baseball stadium and arrived there about 6:30 with lots of time to spare for the 7:00pm start. Our son is a big Red Sox fan, and wanted us to buy him a Portland Sea Dogs fitted cap, so we went to the store at the stadium and got him one, and I got one too.
Portland Sea Dogs
It was a good crowd of 5,000 people in a stadium that seats 7,500 and the weather was perfect. It was really the first baseball game we've seen this year and we've been having a bit of baseball withdrawl since our son is now done college and isn't playing anymore.
Today we're heading into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. No idea where we'll end up for the night.