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Portland
Cumberland County, Maine

ZipCodes
04101, 04102, 04103

Motto
Forest City
Hill City



Page Contents for Portland, Maine

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Maine state capital is Augusta.
The population of Portland is approximately 64,358 1999, 66194 2010.
The approximate number of families is 31,293 1990, 30725 2010.
The amount of land area in Portland is 58.642 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 104.808 sq kilometers.
The distance from Portland to Washington DC is 497 miles.
The distance to the Maine state capital is 52 miles. (as the crow flies)
Portland is positioned 43.66 degrees north of the equator and 70.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The average winter temperature is 20-40 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 60-80 degrees F.

Location

in southern Maine on the Atlantic Coast.
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History & History Related Items

Historical Landmarks in the Greater Portland area.
165 State Street
Portland, Maine 04101-3797
Phone: 207-774-5561
Fax: 207- 774-2509
Email

A history of the first parish in Portland Maine.
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Attractions

Portland Head Light
1000 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
Phone: 207-799-2661
Email
one of the oldest lighthouses in the U.S., commissioned by George Washington in 1791.

Portland Observatory
138 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101-3608
Phone: 207-774-5561

Portland Performing Arts
25 Forest Ave #A
Portland, ME 04101-2810
Phone: 207-774-0465

Nova Scotia Tourist Info
468 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101-4637
Phone: 207-772-0017

Children's Museum Of Maine
142 Free St
Portland, ME 04101-3961
Phone: 207-828-1234

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
58 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-828-0814

Maine Sports Hall Of Fame
295 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101-4108
Phone: 207-871-0772

Maine Toy Train Museum
151 Congress St # 5
Portland, ME 04101-3651
Phone: 207-874-6641

Portland Museum Of Art
7 Congress Sq
Portland, ME 04101-3802
Phone: 207-775-6148

Tate House Museum
2 Waldo St
Portland, ME 04102-1913
Phone: 207-774-6177

Victoria Mansion
109 Danforth St
Portland, ME 04101-4504
Phone: 207-772-4841

Wadsworth Longfellow House
489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101-3401
Phone: 207-879-0427
Childhood home of poet, Henry WadsworthLongfellow, built in 1786
Please call for hours of operation

Portland Harbor Museum
Fort Road, S.
Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: 207-799-6337
On the Southern Maine Technical College Campus
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Portland City Government

City of Portland, Maine

Portland City Hall
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207 874-8300



Portland's Downtown District
400 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101-3515
Phone: 207-772-6828


The Port of Portland Maine
40 Commercial Street, Suite 100
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: 207 541-6900
Fax: 207 541-6905

Portland Historical Events

1941
Portland became the home port of the U.S. North American Fleet during World War II


1866
The Great Fire of 1866 started at the 4th of July celebration. It destroyed most of the public buildings, half of the churches, and hundreds of houses. The city was rebuilt with brick homes in the Victorian and early 20th century style.


1823
The first steamship from Boston marked the beginning of regular passenger service between the two cities.


1820
Maine became a state and Portland became its first capital.


1786
The city was named Portland by its citizens


1776
Portland was established as a commercial port after the Revolutionary War and began rapid growth as a shipping center.


1675
The area was completely destroyed by Indians during King Philip's war


1652
The entire Casco Bay area became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony


1632
English settlers inhabited the Portland Peninsula which was known at that time as Machigonne, its Indian name. The name was changed to Casco and later in 1658 to Falmouth.

Portland Chamber

Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce
60 Pearl Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-772-2811
Fax: 207-772-1179
Email

Portland Organizations

Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce
60 Pearl Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: 207-772-2811
Fax: 207-772-1179
Email

Portland Libraries

Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101-4072
Phone: 207-871-1700
Fax: 207-871-1703

South Portland Library
155 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: 207-775-1835

South Portland Library
482 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: 207-767-7660
fax: 207-767-7620

Cleaves Law Library
142 Federal St
Portland, ME 04101-4151
Phone: 207-773-9712

Portland Schools

Portland Conservatory of Music
44 Oak St.
Portland, ME 04101-3939
Phone: 207-775-3356


Portland High School
284 Cumberland Ave.
Portland, ME 04101-4989
Phone: 207-874-8250


Portland Arts & Tech High School
196 Allen Ave.
Portland, ME 04103-3711
Phone: 207-874-8165


Portland Public Schools
331 Veranda St
Portland, ME 04103
Phone: 207-874-8100



HIGHER EDUCATION


Andover College
901 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04103-2737
Phone: 207-774-6126


Casco Bay College
477 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101-3406
Phone: 207-772-0196


Husson College
40 College St
Portland, ME 04103-2618
Phone: 207-878-3994


Westbrook College
716 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103-2670
Phone: 207-797-7261

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