The Real Portland Tour is completely sold out for an offsite event July 3 - July 10.
I was born and raised right here, in this great town of Portland, ME. The only time I’ve lived away from here was during my college years playing baseball at Northeastern University in Boston, and my time in grad school in Washington, DC. I was recently blessed with starting a family, and I now own a home in the very same Portland neighborhood in which I grew up.
Back in 2001, I was nominated to give the first ever duck tour in Portland's history. After that first tour, I knew that sharing the story of my hometown with others was my true calling. After many years of giving duck tours, I have decided to start my own tour company, giving visitors and locals alike an authentic tour, from a real local's perspective. It is my hope that this tour will instill in you the same pride I have for this town that Longfellow once coined "The Jewel By The Sea."
In addition to being a tour guide, I also have a Masters degree in Library Science and am a librarian part-time during the school year at Southern Maine Community College. I'm always digging into Portland’s history to find something new and interesting, while at the same time keeping on top of current happenings and making sure to visit as many local establishments (especially our world class restaurants and bars) that I can. You'll hear me quoting Longfellow during the tour, you'll hear some wicked good puns, and you may even hear my own poem/rap about Portland history that has aired on local radio stations. I take pride in representing this city, and providing an informative and entertaining tour, delivered with a true Mainer's sense of humor.
My backup tour guide! My daughter, Scarlett.