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Trip Ideas: Farms & Fiberarts

Located on Casco Bay, Portland is the gateway to the region’s many islands and surrounding coastal communities. Portland is Maine’s largest city and is known for the Old Port’s lively shopping district, the diverse arts & entertainment options and its award winning cuisine. The surrounding farmland provides many local restaurants with fresh produce, cheese and meat.

Portland and Freeport


Portland's East End is the place to find great textiles and more. Begin your day with a cup of locally brewed coffee at Coffee by Design and while you're at it, grab a treat at Two Fat Cats Bakery.

Shopping and Learning in Portland's East End

Sign up for a class or two in this Portland studio for felting, spinning, and weaving. Portland Fiber Gallery and Weaving Studio. Participate in one of the many exciting day-long classes in Portland. Knitwit Yarn Shop.

Visit Z Fabrics

Visit Z Fabrics, a precious little fabric shop.

Visit a Rug Designer’s Showroom

Inspired by Maine’s natural landscape, check out an internationally known rug designer’s showroom.

Angela Adams

Angela Adams Designer Video


For local flavors, eat lunch at DuckFat or pack a picnic from Rosemont Market and Bakery and head to Freeport.


Enjoy a leisurely walk at Wolf’s Neck Farm in Freeport.

Day's End

Take a tour of Cold River Vodka on Route 1 in Freeport, made from Maine grown potatoes!