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Are you moving (or thinking about moving) to Portland, Maine?

If you’re thinking about moving to Portland, Maine (or already moved), let me help you!

Moving to a new city can be tough.

It’s easy to find the best restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops (thanks to Yelp/Google/Facebook), but it’s an entirely different story when it comes to meeting people, especially if you don’t know anyone. This website exists to introduce you to both the things you should do, but also people you can connect with, helping you get plugged-in faster.

I’ll give you insider tips & insights.

So here’s the deal. I’ll do my best to help you get plugged into the area. It’s highly likely we won’t like all the same things, but I can point you in the right direction and also introduce you to people I’ve met who you should talk to. If you don’t want to meet in person, that’s fine, I can send recommendations over the interwebs. We can also meet for coffee if that’s your thing.

It’s up to you.

Why are you doing this?

I was prompted after reading this Reddit thread. I like the area and don’t think people should struggle to find stuff to do (and people to talk to). Maine is a great state, but we tend to be in our own little world sometimes, so this is an effort to branch out a bit more than normal. It’s also fun because I enjoy meeting new people, sharing stories, and learning things.

“Do you know people that have moved here because of this website?”

Yup! To date, I have met 8-10 people who have reached out via this website ended up moving up here, with 2-3 more couples who are on the verge of making the move. At some point, I’ll get a quote or something from them to talk about their experience.

Free Resources:

If you don’t want to talk to me, that’s ok. Here are some free resources I put together to help:

  1. My favorite coffee shops in Portland
  2. My favorite breweries in Portland (including a map of all them)
  3. A listing of property tax rates in Maine
  4. A guide to moving to Portland, ME
  5. I’m biased, but I put together a guide on Knightville, South Portland (where I live)
  6. Startups & Tech in Portland

“I’d like to ask you questions”

If you want to learn more about the area (or are thinking about moving to Portland), please reach out! I can give you my biased outlook on most of the state.

Fill out my online form.

If you don’t want to talk to me, that’s okay. Here’s a random video.

Your Tour Guide

Luke Thomas

Hey! I’m Luke. I’m a native Mainer who used to live in Boston before returning back to the Portland area in 2015. My wife and I left Boston because we found it to be a soul-sucking place to live (sorry Boston). I enjoy Portland because it has all the character and things to do like Boston has, but with a less stressful vibe.

I used to work remotely, so this “project” helps me meet others in the area. Now, I started a software company called Friday to help remote teams be more effective. I love Maine and want to see the area do well (and for other young people to move back because the young to old people ratio is way too high).

If you want my social media to confirm that I’m not a creeper, here's my LinkedIn profile.