Are you visiting A Gathering of Stitches from away? I am so happy that you are coming to Portland, Maine to hang with us!  I think it's a pretty special area. Below is information to help you get here and ideas of places to stay, places to eat and things to do, that is if you're done with your stitching....

Getting here

-By car  

~ From the south, take 95, get off at 295 in Portland and exit at Franklin Street. Take a left at the second light, Fox Street, heading away from Whole Foods. At the next stop sign take a left turn on Anderson Street and then the fist left onto Cove. We are the one story brick building on the corner.

~From the north, 295 South to the Franklin street exit, then follow the above.

-By bus

C&J Bus lines run to Portland from Portsmouth, Boston and New York City.  

-By train

Amtrak stops in Portland. From there we are a short cab ride to East Bayside, our neighborhood.  Here is a link to the Amtrak Downeaster schedule.

-By plane

The Portland Jetport is served by Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways. The airport is a fifteen minute ride from town in a cab.    

Staying here

There are many hotels in Portland, here are just a few that we like.  Click on any name below to be taken to their website.  If you want more selections go to the Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Portland is a very walkable city, to get to the studio from say the Residence Inn on Fore Street is a 15 minute walk. We do have Uber, and local car services. Our public transit is not very reliable. when you are booking a hotel, look at Google map to determine the distance to the studio.  Most hotels are a nice walk to the studio....!

• Portland also has a great selection of Air bnb options at all levels from single rooms to whole houses HERE

~The Press Hotel

~Mercury Inn

~Pomegranate Inn

~Danforth Inn

~The West End Inn

~Portland Harbor Hotel

~The Regency 

~Residence Inn/Marriott

 ~Inn at St. John

~Hampton Inn Portland

~Hilton Garden Inn Portland

~Portland Courtyard Marriott

~Hyatt Place Portland

Where to Eat

Portland was named Foodiest Small Town in America by Bon Appetit magazine in 2009, so there is a plethora of choices for dining in this town.  My best recommendation is to check out the Portland Food Map for ideas.  If you want my personal favorites, call or email me.