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Portland Maine

After a meeting in Portland Maine, we decided to stay the weekend and see the city and were very glad we did.
Portland is a wonderful city for a weekend getaway - historic buildings, picturesque (working) harbor, interesting shops, a large number of unique coffee shops, ferries to the islands in Casco bay, hiking trails, museums and very friendly people.
Portland is easy to get to with 5 trains daily on Amtrak's "Downeaster" from Boston.  While the station is a little out of town, the local bus system METRO operates to downtown from a stop right next to the station.  Service on Sundays is limited but doable with a little bit of advanced planning.  Once downtown, Portland is a very walkable city.
I highly recommend Portland for a weekend getaway if you live in the Northeast, or as a wonderful side trip for those visiting Boston.
We will definately be returning as we only touched the high points.