Portland, Maine is a small east coast city just a two hour drive from Boston with a huge heart rich with opportunities for young adults!
Start exploring Portland here on the Portland Downtown website. As they say:
"Welcome to Downtown Portland — a historic seacoast town with a funky vibe, working waterfront, loads of galleries, hundreds of one-of-a-kind shops, and award-winning restaurants serving everything from classic lobster rolls to exotic nouvelle cuisine. Explore our Arts District, Historic Old Port, fine dining, parks and distinctive neighborhoods."
Here's a great map of downtown to get you started. Both Onward Transitions locations, The Pine House in the Deering neighborhood of Portland, and the 57 Exchange St. office in the Old Port section of Portland are on the bus line.
Portland makes many "Top Lists". Here are just a few:
Coziest City in America- Elle, Decor, Jan 2015
Top 10 Oceanfront Cities- National Geographic, The World's Best Cities
14 Places You Should Plan to Visit- Business Insider, Dec 2013
Top 10 Easiest Cities to Find a Job- Zip Recruiter, 2015
14 Best Startup Cities in America- Popular Mechanics, Feb, 2015
13 Greatest Destination Food Towns in America- The Huffington Post, Nov, 2014
Recently, we took a few photos of the Pine House on a lovely day in October, then took a walk to the Old Port. Here are some of the things we found along the way.