7 Best Shopping Malls In Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine, is the most populous city in the U.S state of Maine, rich in a mixture of history, arts, and cutting-edge cuisine. Due to its positioning on the coastline, it’s famous for its fresh seafood offerings. But the waterfront city isn’t just famous for their succulent lobsters; expect yourself to enjoy their diverse natural landscapes, historical (and perhaps haunted) lighthouses, 19th-century architecture, and lovely shopping malls. There are two main reasons people come to shopping malls: to shop ‘til they drop, or eat ‘til they drop. Lucky for you, Portland has the perfect blend of both worlds in the shopping scenes of the city. Whether you’re a foodie, a shopaholic, or perhaps even both, we’ve got you covered with Portland’s best from strip malls to super-regional shopping malls to give you the ultimate lifestyle experience. Read this article to learn about the best shopping malls in Portland, Maine.

1. Pine Tree Shopping Center

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Every neighborhood needs a convenient mini strip-mall, and that’s exactly what Pine Tree Shopping Center is. The stores are sparkling clean with friendly staff who are ready to assist you at all times. The shopping center has a CVS pharmacy for your everyday needs, along with other stores, including; Big Lots, Joanne Fabrics, Lowe’s, Dollar Tree, as well as other facilities. Fancy a little workout session? Work up some sweat at Workout Anytime, a new and comfortable gym.

Pine Tree Shopping Center

Address: 1100 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102, United States

Opening hours: 9am - 9pm (daily)

2. Mill Creek Shopping Center

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Mill Creek Shopping Center is situated across Ocean Street from Mill Creek Park. With its friendly and warm atmosphere, you’re always going to feel welcome at this shopping center. It houses Dollar Tree, Nonesuch Books, Goodwill, Garden Island Mill Creek Laundromat & Tanning, Specs for Less, Mill Creek Barber Shop, Bank of America, and more. They’ve also got two great restaurants; Mister Bagel, and Asia Chinese Restaurant, a favorite amongst customers with its tasty lunch buffet. It’s also got a beautiful picturesque park nearby, for when you need a break from all that shopping.

Mill Creek Shopping Center

Address: 180 Waterman Dr, South Portland, ME 04106, United States

3. Maine Crossing

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Located just across Maine Mall, this little plaza is a great way to get your shopping done away from the hustle-bustle of Maine Mall. It’s convenient and has your necessities covered, from a little clothes shopping, home décor, arts and crafts, food and even your quick coffee fix. Tenants include the first-ever Nordstrom Rack in Maine, Target, AC Moore Sprint, Applebees, Starbucks, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and a food court with delectable offerings. Due to its many offerings, the plaza does often get packed, so we recommend coming on weekdays if you’re not a fan of crowded places.

Maine Crossing

Address: 200 Running Hill Rd, South Portland, ME 04106, United States

Website: Maine Crossing

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

4. Union Station Plaza Shopping Center

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Union Station Plaza Shopping Center isn’t your ordinary mall; it’s a historical building rich in culture. Built in 1888, the building first served as a train station connecting people between Boston and Maine. On the 30th of October, 1960, it closed down as a train station and since then, has become a shopping center. The 110,000-square-foot shopping center is constantly being revamped to offer a better shopping experience for its customers. Tenants of the shopping center include Maine Hardware; Portland’s largest hardware store, Sav-A-Lot; a large discount supermarket, Dollar General, and Buckdancer’s Choice Music; Portland’s oldest selling musical instruments store. They’ve also got mini restaurants serving sandwiches, Asian food, Mexican, and other delicious variants.

Union Station Plaza Shopping Center

Address: St John St, Portland, ME 04102, United States

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 8pm

5. Hannaford Supermarket

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Although technically not a shopping mall, this super-sized Hannaford Supermarket is a big name in the market industry and has expanded to several locations throughout New England and New York, and is comparable to the likes of Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. Even so, they’ve stuck with their early roots as a local market, which is why they actively seek out products from local farmers and producers to bring you a wide variety of high-quality fresh foods and groceries at everyday low prices. Locals often refer to it as their best meat department in Portland. Even with the amount of traffic in-store, the staff is always friendly and helpful to any of your needs and concerns. You’re guaranteed an easy and convenient shopping experience for quality food.

Hannaford Supermarket

Address: 295 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101, United States

Website: Hannaford Supermarket

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

6. Mallside Plaza

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The 98,948-square-foot shopping center, located just adjacent to the super-regional Maine Mall, is your quick-fix neighborhood strip mall but completed with a variety of stores and plenty of things to do. Its anchor tenants include DSW Shoe Warehouse, who features named brands such as Timberland and Sorel, Five Below, Guitar Center, a huge Dollar Tree, and Mattress Firm. Shadow-anchoring them is Dick’s Sporting Goods. Feeling hungry? They’ve got your hunger covered at their top-performing Five Guys Burgers as well as Super Great Wall Buffet for those comfort Asian-food cravings.

Mallside Plaza

Address: 198 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106, United States

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

7. The Maine Mall

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The Maine Mall is the largest shopping mall in Maine and the second-largest in all of northern New England. From your basic necessities to major stores, including electronics, houseware, clothing, fitness, food, and everything in between, you’ve got it all here in a one-stop shopping experience. With its wide variety of over 100 stores, it’s basically the shopping Mecca of Maine; there’s always something for everyone of all ages! Expect high-end and low-end stores with the likes of H&M, Victoria’s Secret, American Eagle, Pacsun, and many more. Bringing children? Worry less about them getting cranky because the mall has a Children’s Playground ready to keep them entertained during the whole experience. The Maine Mall also boasts a large parking area, so you can focus more on the shopping and less stressing on finding a parking spot. The Maine Mall is the perfect place for a wholesome day spent shopping, dining, and having a great time.

The Maine Mall

Address: 364 Maine Mall Rd, South Portland, ME 04106, United States

Website: The Maine Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm; Sun: 11am - 6pm

Experience Portland's shopping scene

Portland, Maine, might not be your Paris when it comes to shopping destinations, but who’s to say you’re still not spoilt with shopping mall choices? You’ve got convenience in the form of strip malls, and luxurious lifestyle experiences at super-regional shopping malls. What are you waiting for? Experience Portland, Maine’s shopping scene now!

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