(Closed) Manchester, Portland or Bangor?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love Portland!  I haven’t been in years but old port is really, well, old and beautiful.  The streets are cobblestone.  There is a lot of cool little shops, restaurants and bars.  There are taxis, not sure what the rate is (been a while).  I would prefer to stay in a bed and breakfast-has more of a New England vibe. Also, there is a lot of art there-galleries, etc. Have fun wherever you go 🙂

Post # 4
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Portland.  100% Portland.  The airport is close to the city, which means you might not need to rent a car.  Food is great – try to stay close to downtown – the sidewalks are cobblestone, and there is great shopping.  Here’s a link to the top 5 restaurants in Portland – one has Lobster Mac & Cheese!  http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/diningtravel/restaurants/topfiveportlandmainerestaurants

Post # 5
29 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definetly Portland! I live in Portland so I’m a little biased. It must be Days Jewelers right? -which is in South Portland by the way but so is the airport. Nice hotels right downtown, great nightlife on the weekends especially and lots of wonderful restaurants! Let me know if you have questions and enjoy!

Post # 6
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Portland all the way- you will love it 

Post # 8
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Honestly, there isn’t much in Manchester, and it’s not too nice, so I wouldn’t do there, but that’s just my opinion! 

Post # 9
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Def PORTLAND! I live in New Husband, Manchester is a place to go only for the mall and it isn’t even an amazing mall at that. That’s about all the excitement there. Bangor I have been to a long time ago and it didn’t strike me as a place to go back and visit. Portland has a really cool vibe to it. That’s my pick!

Post # 10
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Portland!! Amazing food, cool art scene, and just all around beautiful :-). We’ve spent 2 long weekends there!

Post # 11
399 posts
Helper bee

Manchester! Depends on what kind of stuff u want to do though… I’ve lived in all three. Bangor sucks. 

Post # 12
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You can go to Bangor and then to Bar Harbor which is so close to there but you would need a car.  We spent our honeymoon there.  🙂

That being said, I have always liked Portland.

Post # 13
50 posts
Worker bee

@fishbone:  Bangor lacks decent cab service and the type of food and activity your hoping for you’d really have to travel to get that (not in walkin nor quick cab) 


Manchester I love if you stayed in downtown (elm st but the good part!) you have the restaurants cute little shops and a short walk to the mills and mill musemse.  to get to some art places you’d probably need good walking shoes or a cab. however no sales tax on your ring 🙂


Portland you’ll have the good restaurants and things to do. I stay at the inn at st johns. Id avoid the first floor rooms if you could but the people who work there are great. they’ll help you in any direction you need to go! they have cute rooms. free breakfast and wi fi. the area doesn’t look so great but I’ve walked it at night before and had no issues. close to the hospital yet I sleep through the night. near a bus stop so easy to get a cab. it’s maybe a 10min walk to the center of the city or a 5$ cab ride.  like I said looks not so great area however I’ve walked around all hours no problem and never worried about my safety.  if you’re there during a sea dogs game their field is only a short walk from the hotel! it’s my favorite place to stay in pland! 



Post # 15
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Portland all the way!it’s such a fun town,beautiful architecture,cute stores, delish food. I just love it! Manchester… Well,not so much.

Post # 16
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I just moved away from NH/ME and I hands down say Portland or Bangor. There’s not a lot to do in Manchester, but Portland is pretty vibrant and Bangor isn’t too far from Bar Harbor.

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