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Maine: Portland historic downtown

Score: 70

"Charming, with many evidently successful attempts to reuse historic buildings while maintaining the city's historic character."

"Continues to enhance its aesthetic charm as a port city. Very impressed with the historic architecture and restoration works at the waterfront, and the growing amount of small businesses in the Old Port section of the city. This is a clear indicator that tourism is thriving and benefiting local people."

"Attractive and vibrant. Coastal location is tremendous asset."

"Portland, while sustaining some lovely original buildings and storefronts, is falling prey to national and international chains, thus marring the overall feel of the town."

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