Walk the Working Waterfront

Saturday, June 8, 2019 • 11am-3pm

Now in its 6th year, “Walk the Working Waterfront” is a unique opportunity to explore Portland’s marine economy. Dozens of businesses will be open up and down the wharves & piers lining Commercial Street. Come down to amble, to sample seafood snacks, to climb aboard a boat — or just to enjoy the atmosphere. It’s all free, and it’s only four hours every year!

Maps will be available at the head of Union Wharf from 11am-3pm. Look for the orange flags!

2018 Participating Locations & Special Offers


  • Casco Bay Lines — Enter the raffle for 2 sets of 2 free tickets to the popular Mailboat Run!
  • Portland Schooner Co. — Show your map and kids 12 and under sail FREE on the 10:30am and 1:00pm two-hour windjammer cruises!
  • City of Portland Fireboat — Tour the fireboat at the head of the pier!
  • Ready Seafood Co. — See how lobsters are processed! Tours at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm!


  • Atlantic Cup — Come early, between 9:30-10:00, and see the racing sailboats head out to Casco Bay!
  • Scales Restaurant — From 11:30-2:00, enjoy oysters at the bar for just $1 each!
  • Casco Bay Artisans — Stop by for a snack and check out the art works!
  • Nanuq Kayaking — World-class kayaks! Arrange for a free demo and any purchase with this map is 5% off!
  • Bangs Island Mussels — See the inside of a mussel-processing facility!


  • Andy’s Old Port Pub — Discover more about sustainable fishing at 11, 1 & 2:30, and enjoy samples of fresh, local seafood!
  • Porthole Restaurant & Pub — Come by for $10 lobster rolls and special deals on Sam Adams beer!
  • Sea Bags — Enter a drawing to win a Medium Navy Anchor Tote!


  • Portland Pier — Great views from the end of this iconic pier!


  • DiMillo’s on the Water — Stop by for a fresh – and delicious! – seafood snack from the DiMillo’s kitchen!
  • The Waterfront Alliance — Learn about opportunities and challenges facing Portland’s working waterfront!
  • Portland Lobster Company — Show this map and get a cup of chowder for just $1 with any meal!


  • Chandler’s Wharf — Relax in the public spaces, take in the views!


  • Waterfront Walking Tours — Free walking tours at 11:30, 1:00 and 2:00
  • Widgery Wharf — Walk Portland’s oldest wharf, see authentic fish houses!


  • Union Kitchen — Stop by for free samples and fresh-baked goodies!
  • Ocean’s Balance — Sample tasty treats made from sustainably grown and harvested seaweed, Maine’s aquatic superfood!
  • Lobster Boat — Tour the “Billy & Andy” lobster boat, with lobster buoys for the kids to paint!


  • Browne Trading Company — Savor in-store tastings of fancy fish!
  • The King’s Head — Show your map and get a pint of beer at the happy hour price!
  • Fishing Net Gear at Merrill’s Wharf — Come see what real fishing gear looks like!


  • Free Range Fish & Lobster — Tour the cutting room, see how your fish is prepared, and have a snack!
  • Bristol Seafood — Sample cooked seafood and learn about the business!
  • Portland Fish Exchange — See Gulf of Maine fish fresh off the boat!
  • Portland Harbor Master — Tour the Harbor Master’s boat!
  • Vessel Services — Tour the ice plant – free Vessel Services hats for the first 50 visitors!


  • Aqua Diving Academy — From 11:00-2:00, take your picture with a mermaid or a lobster!
  • U.S. Coast Guard — Your once-in-a-year opportunity to step aboard U.S. Coast Guard vessels!

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