Portland is a lovely coastal city in the New England state of Maine, located in north-eastern USA. The state's largest city, with a population of just over 60,000, Portland is a peninsular town laying on Casco Bay, which rests beside the Atlantic Ocean. Originally called Machigonne by Native Americans, the area was first settled by Europeans in 1623. Following a major fire in 1866, much of the city had to be rebuilt. When the city was restored, most of its new structures were of a Victorian design, and so modern Portland enjoys a quaint and charming feel. With a car hire from Auto Europe you will have the opportunity to explore Portland as well as enjoy Maine's scenic coastal highways and byways. Auto Europe offers Portland, Maine rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
Because of its location, fishing has long been central to the economy of Portland. This historic trade is widely evident in the delicious meals served in Portland's over two hundred restaurants and brewpubs. Few places in the world offer so great a variety of dishes using delicious lobster, fresh off the boat!
Portland's Old Port district has a particularly excellent concentration of restaurants, ranging in price and style, many of which enjoy an international reputation. Old Port's charming cobblestone streets offer the perfect ambience for a romantic weekend, or simply a place to get delicious New England cuisine. Make the most of your trip to Portland with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Our dependable car hire fleet, outstanding customer service and the guaranteed lowest prices on Portland car rentals make Auto Europe an easy choice for all of your transportation needs.
The Arts District in downtown Portland is one of the region's most diverse and fascinating cultural centres. It is home to a number of museums and galleries, including the famous Portland Museum of Art, which houses a number of paintings by the great Winslow Homer.
In addition to the events regularly held by the area's galleries, the Arts District also hosts the exciting First Arts Walk on the first Friday of each month. This self-guided tour snakes through the streets of the Art District past an ever-changing series of exhibits, in a festival-like atmosphere full of music and food. There are a great many wonderful sites to see and events to visit in Portland, so be sure you have the freedom to do so in leisure and convenience with a discount car hire from Auto Europe.
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