Portland is the State's largest city located on the coast in Southern Maine and has a busy commercial center, working wharfs, and is home to the reinvigorated "Old Port" district.
Portland is home to three top-ranked professional sports development teams. The Portland Seadogs are a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox and draw large crowds to Hadlock Field; the Maine Red Claws are a basketball team in the NBA Development League affiliated with the Boston Celtics and play at the Portland Exposition Building; the Portland Pirates are an American Hockey League team affiliated with the Arizona Coyotes and play at the multi-purpose Cumberland County Civic Center.
The Casco Bay Islands, minutes from the city, offer a small-town feel with exquisite ocean views, art galleries, Bed and Breakfasts, and bike and kayak rentals. Ferries inexpensively service summer rusticators and residents year-round.
Deering Oaks Park, a sanctuary within the city, spans over 55 acres and has grassy fields, tennis courts, a playground, baseball diamond, and pond used for recreational ice skating in the winter.