The love for our made-to-order donuts started with our food truck in Portland in 2013. That only grew with the addition of our seasonal ski shop at Sugarloaf Mountain around 2015/2016, which then allowed us to open a shop on Federal Street Portland that operates year round.
Winner of 2022 People’s Choice Award for best donuts (Portland Food Fights)
The Danforth: Join them for an early evening visit or for a late night toast. The Danforth, has happy hour daily from 4-6pm and 1opm-1am. Includes deals on classic cocktails, beer, wine bottles, and snacks. Menus online.
Start times vary (9:30 AM, 1 PM, etc.) – please book directly online with Portland Paddle!
Paddle a Route Rich with History
A 3-HOUR GUIDED SEA KAYAK TOUR WITH A VISIT TO PORTLAND’S LEGENDARY FORT GORGES
Fort Gorges, a mid-19th-century granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it’s only accessible by small boat. This three-hour trip is the best way to combine the experience of sea kayaking on the Maine coast with exploring one of the region’s most exciting historic landmarks.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP
A visit to historic Fort Gorges, where you’ll spend 30-45 minutes exploring the site
Possible sightings of seals, eider ducks, guillemots, osprey, eagles and all sorts of seabirds
Roughly two hours of slow to moderate-paced sea kayaking; appropriate for novices
Possible splashing and dripping during the paddle — you may get slightly damp or wet.
1.5 hour water tour! Tour booking times usually include 9am, 11am, 1pm departure!
Traps. Lobsters. Sealife. Hands-on.
This tour will haul and set lobster traps alongside beautiful landmarks and sea life. This fun and interactive environment offers an experience to feel like a Maine lobsterman and grasp the concept of the lobster fishery.
Please feel free to bring a small drink cooler with you if desired.
Children under 2 are free but still need tickt.
$50 per ticket
Tour is usually 3 hours. Start times is usually 10:30 am. May include additional 11am or 3pm start times on select days. Book direct times online on MDV’s website!
A leisurely-paced walking tour that carves a path through the streets of the charming Old Port educating you on local food, drinks and history!
Friendly and engaging tour guides take you to several Old Port and neighboring artisanal shops, restaurants and pubs where you’ll sample a delectable mix of classic Maine, Maine-inspired, up-and-coming, cultural, fancy foods and beverages, Meet and greet culinary artisans along the way, learn what inspires them and how they got their start with a lively narration from your guide!
Along the way we’ll dish about the colorful, social and culinary history unique to the “Port City” we call home with lots of additional recommendations on how to dine and imbibe.
We feature a weekend brunch for everyone to enjoy.
Join us from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
Beginning in the heart of Portland’s Historic Old Port, we will first head down to the working waterfront and the acclaimed The Holy Donut, skipping the likely line out the door, to indulge along the storied Long Wharf. Meandering back along the iconic cobblestone streets of our donut trail, we’ll make way to the granite built Customs House, imagining a thriving 1800s port of tall ships unloading goods. Onward, past the armory, now a historic gem of a hotel, in search of Captain Mowatt’s remnant canon balls that originally burned down the city via harbor canon fire in 1775. Just up around the corner, is our second stop, Eighty 8 Donuts, once a food truck busting at the welds, now Portland’s newest fried dough all-stars are known for their delectable bite-sized treats all over the state. There’s no better place to appreciate these culinary delights than right along the granite of City Hall! Just beware, this building has burned down three times, along with much of the rest of the city. Continuing on to take in more of the rich history of the Downtown peninsula – our oldest church building, a congregation dating back to 1674, and the picturesque Monument Square at City Center. Then, our final donut stop of the tour- HiFi Donuts, staying true to old world styling while glamorous in new world foodie goodness. By this point, you should be dumbfounded by just how all three of these world class bakeries are within our short storied walk of one another, and agree – this is the sweetest walk there ever was! Only a short jaunt remaining from here, but much to take in of our lobstering history and charming architecture. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate these donut shops and our city with you. See you soon!
Celebrating 200+ years of history in Portland, Maine 2020 marks the bicentennial birthday of the Pine Tree State!
Your tour begins in front of Andy’s Old Port Pub and continues for 2 hours through the historic Old Port, downtown and waterfront areas, sharing highlights of Portland’s history since 1820 and as far back as 1632.
The narrative is shared by highly trained guides with a passion for local history, sights and landmarks. They’ll bring history alive on this leisurely, scenic stroll. Some of the locations we MAY feature on your tour include; the lobsterman’s statue featured at the World’s Fair, the home of Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow and his place of worship, the Eastern Cemetery, the 3rd oldest Abyssinian Church in the U.S,, several underground railroad markers, and more!
We like to finish on a sweet note and you’ll be treated to a local treat at the close of the tour.
WHO: All ages are welcome
WHEN: First tour of the day begins at 10:00 and others may be added as we sell out
TIME: Tour is approx. 2 hours
DISTANCE: Distance covered is approx. 1.5 – 2 miles
Please ensure you have read and understand our policies regarding joining a tour before you start the booking process as you will be asked to confirm your compliance. We’re dedicated to flattening the curve and creating the safest entertaining and educational tour possible for guests and guides with your help per our Governor’s guidelines. Please see our full policy here ,