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Old 01-14-2014, 11:13 PM
 
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Hello Maine!

I'm a 20 year old guy from Pennsylvania and I'm going to be spending a day by myself in Portland next weekend, and I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on what I should do while I'm there?
I'm traveling with a group, however I won't be spending the day with them as I will be by far the youngest person on the trip lol. We are coming for the Portland Pirates game on Saturday. So, I'll have something to do that night but I can use some advice for during the day.

Obviously the nightlife scene is out (ONE more year lol) but I am more of a sightseer anyway. I like traveling and exploring. I know I want to see the lighthouse, since I like visiting lighthouses (yes I know that's strange haha). But I could use a few more tips. Where's a good place to grab quick lunch where I won't be out of place eating alone? Also, I'll be staying downtown, are there any areas I should avoid at night? I'm a pretty social person but I actually like traveling and especially sightseeing alone, but anyway, I guess I'd prefer the suggestions are something where I won't be extremely obviously out of place doing it alone.

Any advice/suggestions would be awesome! Thanks guys!
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:05 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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Um...you guys do know that the Pirates' "home" games this season are being played at the Colisee in Lewiston...right?

Look here for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumbe...22085967811843
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Well it's a bus trip, so I'm going where the bus takes me, which I'm assuming will be Lewiston... hopefully!
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: New Britain, CT
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It's nearly an hour north from Portland up I-95/Maine Turnpike. The building is quite small, too. I've only passed through the city of Lewiston once, but haven't been to the arena in question.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Wow you guys are coming all the way from PA for a minor league hockey game? Are the Pirates that great?

Wife and I were talking about going to one of the games this weekend, however we are not really big sports fans, just trying to find something new to do for reasonable cost.

This time of year is not ideal for walking around sightseeing. If you are staying in Portland, you could go bowling or play pool. Lewiston live music scene seems to be growing a bit, pretty sure its 18+ but not positive. Check out Jambase.com for more info.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:48 AM
 
Location: South Portland, ME
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Yeah, you might want to confirm whether or not you are even going to be in Potrland first.

As someone said, the team is currently playing in Lewiston because the arena in Portland is being renovated.

Lewiston is not close to Portland, it is up by Augusta. It would be similar to someone asking "What is there to do in Pittsburgh, I'm going to a Youngstown State game"... you would be like

(The point is: Lewiston is about as far from Portland as Youngstown is from Pittsburgh)
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