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Portland is located in Cumberland County, of which it is the county seat, south of Augusta between Lewiston and Portsmouth, along Interstate 95 near Sebago Lake and the Atlantic seacoast.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 62,786, a decrease of 1,371 since 1990.

Portland is the largest city in Maine. It has one of the finest harbors on the Atlantic coast and is closer to Europe than any other transatlantic port in the United States. During World War II, Portland was the base for the North Atlantic Fleet of the United States Navy.

The city is built on a narrow peninsula overlooking island-studded Casco Bay to the east. The city was founded in 1632. It was first known as Machigonne, and later as Falmouth. A great fire destroyed most of the city, but it was soon rebuilt.

Portland is part of the Portland, Maine metro area.

Maine Yoga Festival | Cumberland County Civic Center | Maine Comic Arts Festival | Sandy River Health System |
Art Children's Theatre of Maine |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Andrews Lodging Bed and Breakfast |
Education Howard C Reiche Community School | Portland Arts and Technology High School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries David Rosen's Full Belly Deli | Maria's Restaurant | Rachels L'Osteria Restaurant | Roma Cafe | Tortilla Flat Mexican Restaurant |
Maine Counties Cumberland County |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Doubletree Hotel | Eden House Bed and Breakfast | Victorian Terrace |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate CT Management | Diamond Cove | Guidi Real Estate |
Shopping Gallery Seven | L'Antiquaire Antiques-Decoration |
Sports and Sporting Events Into the Wild Expeditions |

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Taste of the Valley Plymouth NH March21 Experience all of your favorite local flavors. Several restaurants from the region will be there hoping to win your vote in the "Best in Show" competition.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.
Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor Manchester NH March17-May5 A display at the Currier Museum of Art shows the striking duality of deadly weaponry and artistic beauty from the Samurai culture of centuries past.
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival Deerfield NH May11-12 Each year the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival lines up a wide variety of presenters to help educate the public on everything sheep or wool related. Your family can take advantage of the many activities taking place throughout the weekend.
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Lilac Festival Portsmouth NH May25 This beloved Seacoast event features a wide array of activities for children & families, lilac enthusiasts, and history buffs.