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Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine?
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#1 Thing to do: Portland Museum of Art
#2 Thing to do: Allagash Brewery
#3 Thing to do: Victoria Mansion
Fun Fact: The Portland Public Schools is the largest schools system in Maine, serving about 7,000 students.
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Portland is a beautiful city located in Cumberland County, Maine, United States of America. Portland also is the county seat of Cumberland County. The population of the city includes more than 67.000 residents living on an area of 52.6 square miles. Portland is also named "The Forest City" and its motto in Latin "Resurgam" means "I Will Rise Again". The seal of the city is in the same tone with the motto, depicting a phoenix bird rising from its ashes. The first European settler arrived in Portland in 1623 and the locality was settled 10 years later. On July 4, 1786, Portland was finally incorporated.
Top Attractions within Portland
Portland Museum of Art was initially named Portland Society of Art when it opened in 1882. The museum is located in an area known as The Arts District and is the largest public institution of Maine. The collections of this Portland museum include more than 17.000 objects from the 18th century until present.
Kotzschmar Memorial Organ is located inside the Merril Auditorium of Portland. When it was built, in 1911, this was the second largest organ in the world. In present, this is the largest organ in the state of Maine. It bears this name because it was donated by Kotzschmar Curtis, a man that grew up in the city.
Wadsworth-Lonfellow House is a historical museum of Portland. This is an important landmark of the city. The house is the oldest standing structure in the city and the house where famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow spent his childhood.
Ri-Ra Irish Pub Restaurant is located on Commercial Street, a street of Portland crowded with restaurant and bars. The pub offers a delicious food and numerous types of beer. This is one of the hot spots of the city for all the gourmands who visit Portland.