Portland, Maine is my new favorite place besides Long Beach (for living purposes). We would 100% move here, and even had tons of wild conversations about what ifs in a few years after this visit. It’s the kind of city that people who are fed up with the high NY cost of living and fast-paced living move to, and it shows. There’s tons of blooming businesses and artisans. We’re smitten.
We stopped into the Palace Diner (twice!) It’s adorable, but also has delicious food. We chatted with the barista, and she showed us a book on the history of the place! It’s been around since the early 1900’s.