Maine is the type of place that you want to tell people about, but at the same time it is a place that you don’t want everyone to know about for purely selfish reasons. A sleepy town with a thriving creative scene, a visit to Portland strikes a delicate balance between a desire for you to hit the twitters with “Portland is amazing” in the same way visitors to places like Austin and Nashville do, with a selfish inclination towards covertness. Even as the Pine Tree state’s biggest city, Portland is a Relatively small place that is easy to get to know. A quaint respite from the frenetic pace of the rest of the East Coast, it’s a town where hardworking blue collar folks embrace good food and a laid back way of life. Only just a small city, from dining to shopping, Portland is an aesthete’s dream.