Location Profile

Portland, Maine

Facility Type
Healthcare System
Facility Location
Portland, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Portland, Maine. One of the largest healthcare organizations in Maine, the provider is a leader in a variety of care option for not only the state but also New England residents. Care options include pediatrics, emergency care, trauma, rehabilitation, and much more.

Community Overview

Nestled in the Casco Bay, Portland is a hip city and the biggest in Maine. This waterfront locale offers delicious food, an exciting cultural scene, and a world of recreational options. Filled with a great balance of new and old architecture, it’s a gem of maritime history that offers much to do for any age and interest. Portland is a bustling and lively fun city divided into several distinct neighborhoods. Each has its own attractions, vibe, and charm, making it impossible to get bored of this city. Portland is easy to travel around via by bike, on foot, on the bus, or even by ferry. The city has ranked on many “best cities” lists over the years and was named as the 27th Best Place in Live by U.S. News and World Report.

Learn more about Portland on the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Portland Public Schools is the public school district for the city. There are 11 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 4 high schools within the district. Among the high schools is a dedicated arts and technology high school with hands-on education for 11th and 12th graders interested in these careers. The district is highly-rated and was one of the top 10 Best School Districts in Maine by Niche.com readers. Schools have a low student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1, and 40% of the students are proficient in math, and 51% are proficient in reading. Casco Bay High School is one of the best schools in Maine, ranked #15 in the state and #2267 in the country by U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools. Portland also has more than 10 private schools.

Click here to read more about public schools in Portland.
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Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

If you love to shop until you drop, Portland is just the place to do it. It will satisfy even the most discerning shopper and features a variety of shopping options ranging from big box stores to specialty shops. The waterfront Old Port district holds a delightful mix of local shops and boutiques, while the Arts District has more shopping options nestled among its cultural attractions. The Maine Mall is the largest shopping mall in the state and is located just minutes away from Portland in South Portland. Other shopping options include multiple outlet stores and all of the familiar big-name stores like Target.

Portland has a renowned arts and entertainment scene with a diverse collection of venues, destinations, and performers. The Portland Stage is a professional theater dating back to 1974 and produces 7 shows a year. Attending a show is a great way to see high-quality professional theatre and support the local art scene. Children and families can also theatrical productions at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine. All of the productions feature young actors between the age of 8 and 17. Other performing arts options include the Portland Ballet, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Maine. Portland also features multiple performing arts features like the Bach Virtuosi Festival and the Portland Chamber Music Festival. The rich cultural scene in the city also includes 2 great museums: Portland Museum of Art and the Maine College of Art, plus the monthly First Friday Art Walk, a large free monthly event where you can browse galleries, museums, and venues. Other museums in the area include the Maine Historical Society, the International Cryptozoology Museum, and the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum. A visit to any of these institutions is sure to deliver an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.

As a beautiful coastal city, Portland has some of the best outdoor recreation in Maine. East End Beach is the city’s only public beach and features a great spot to spot seals, sail, picnic, or swim. Other outdoor activities throughout Portland include biking, hiking, or fishing. Portland even has a public city-owned golf course, Riverside Golf Course, with 18 holes, a 9-hole course, and a 3-hole practice course. If you want an escape for the day, hop on one of the year-round ferries to travel to Peaks Island and other spots.

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Crime Rate

Portland is safe for families and crime has decreased by 13% over the last year. The city is safer than 37% of the rest of the country and has a crime rate that’s almost even with the national average. Portland’s police department has 161 sworn officers who are vigilant toward protecting the city, its residents, and visitors.

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