Portland is located on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the Southern Maine coast approximately 100 miles (161km) north of Boston, Massachusetts. It has more than 65,000 inhabitants, making it the largest city in Maine.

Portland is a small seaside city with a high concentration of shops, restaurants, mueseums, galleries, tours and many things to see and do. Many people commute to Portland to work, and the city's population significantly increases in the summertime.