Walk the Working Waterfront

Saturday, June 9, 2018 • 11am-3pm

Now in its 5th 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!

2017 Participating Locations & Special Offers
Our 2018 line-up will be announced in the spring!


  • Casco Bay Lines — See the new Puffin, sculpted in 1976 by Bernard Langlais, now on display!
  • 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!


  • Flatbread Company — Flatbread opens at 11:30 – Show your map and get $5 off the Old Port Smoked Salmon Salad!
  • Portland Science Center — Show your map and get $4 off admission to the new exhibit, “Real Pirates”!
  • 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!
  • Tall Ship “Alert” — Tour a 70-foot schooner and sign up for an evening sail!
  • Nanuq Kayaking — See world-class kayaks and arrange for a free demo!


  • Andy’s Old Port Pub — Sample sustainably harvested local seafood snacks: fish sticks, oysters, and clams!
  • Porthole Restaurant & Pub — Lobster rolls – half price! Shipyard drafts and Truly Spiked & Sparkling – just $3 each!
  • 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 — Show your map and get a free dessert with any entrée or sandwich!
  • Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours — Take a “Working Waterfront” harbor cruise at 1:00pm ($15 adults, $10 kids)
  • Portland Lobster Company — Enjoy the happy hour pricing, plus free music!


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


  • Widgery Wharf — Walk Portland’s oldest wharf, see authentic fish houses!


  • Union Kitchen — Stop by for free samples and fresh-baked goodies!
  • Lobster Boat — Tour the “Billy & Andy” lobster boat, with lobster buoys for the kids to paint!
  • Maine Lobster Direct — Enter the giveaways for 5 tickets for 2 lobsters each!
  • Liquid Riot — Show your map from 12-3 and get 2 free beer samples of your choice!


  • Browne Trading Company — Savor in-store tastings of fancy fish!
  • Pierce Atwood — A special display out front shows the history and transformation of this iconic building!
  • 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!
  • Bristol Seafood — Sample cooked seafood and learn about the business!
  • Portland Fish Exchange — See Gulf of Maine seafood as it comes 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 11-2, take your picture with a mermaid or a lobster!
  • Casco Bay Sustainable Aquaculture Showcase — Meet your local sea farmer and see, touch, and taste premium shellfish and kelp farmed in Casco Bay!
  • U.S. Coast Guard — See and tour the U.S. Coast Guard’s 110-foot cutter “Ocracoke”

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