Hotel and Travel Information

October is a great time to visit Portland, and it’s easy to get here, just 2 hours north of Boston! Acclaimed as a top small city, with great food and countless breweries, we think it makes for one of the best fall marathon towns, too. And the start/finish line for all distances is walkable from downtown hotels, so you can even leave your car at home.

For more information about Portland-area hotels and planning your trip to the Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay, we recommend Visit Portland.  And if you have any questions once you arrive, they’ll even be at our expo on Saturday.

Looking for a great place to eat or get a drink?

Check out our guide to Portland’s best restaurants, bars and breweries.

Looking for things to do in Portland?

Take a look at some top area attractions.

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