Known for its restaurants, bars, and breweries, undoubtedly part of the city’s charm, don’t be fooled into thinking that Portland is exclusively for those of the legal drinking age. In fact, this vibrant city offers a wide range of attractions and activities that cater to those under 21. So, lets get into how you can enjoy this beautiful city no matter what age.
Catch a Game
Whether you’re a baseball, hockey, or basketball fan, Portland offers a diverse range of sports coverage. In the warmer months, you can “take yourself out to the ball park (Hadlock Field)” to catch a baseball game with the Portland Sea Dogs. In the winter, the Maine Mariners play at the rink in the Cross Insurance Arena, and the Maine Celtics play at the Portland Expo.
Enjoy a Show
Portland live music scene isn’t just for those of the drinking age. Many places offer shows that are 18+, and is a perfect opportunity for a night out in Portland. Portland House of Music and Events, and Aura host shows regularly, check their websites to see who’s coming to town! If you want the hottest shows delivered right to you, you can sign-up to receive Portland Old Port’s weekly Live Music Guide, which is delivered Wednesdays.
Explore the City’s Artistic Side
Portland is a unique, diverse, and creative city. It is only fitting to check out the offerings at The Portland Museum of Art. As the largest public art institution in Maine, they showcase exhibitions from a variety of artists and mediums.
Get Active Indoors
No matter the weather, Portland has plenty of opportunities to stay active indoors. X-Golf Portland, located on York St. has golfing simulators for you to practice your swing no matter the season. Looking to bowl? Bayside Bowl in Portland and Round 1 in South Portland provide indoor entertainment year round. Looking to climb to new heights? Check out Evo Rock + Fitness Portland. Evo is a fitness and rock climbing gym, with yoga offerings as well.
Can’t Drink? Eat!
Just because you can’t go out for drinks, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the diverse food landscape of Portland. Explore all Portland has to offer, but we have a few recommendations if you need them. Grab a coffee from Buzz, lunch from Cera, dinner from Taco Escobarr and finish off with some dessert from Gross.