Greater Portland & Casco Bay

Oysters in Portland Maine & Casco Bay

The Greater Portland & Casco Bay region stretches from Scarborough to Freeport, and comprises our state’s largest metropolitan area. We invite you to explore the charming, bustling city of Portland, and then dive into the surrounding area which is quickly becoming one of Maine’s top oyster destinations. Chill out in Portland’s inviting raw bars, then head out for a farm tour on Casco Bay. The coastal waters of Yarmouth and Freeport are ripe for oyster adventures!

Oyster Hot Spots in this region

Yarmouth & Freeport

The bounty of Casco Bay is harvested by a new generation of innovators & stewards

The coastal towns of Yarmouth and Freeport are steeped in shipbuilding, sailing, and shellfish harvesting traditions. It’s no surprise that these maritime communities are experiencing a renaissance of creative entrepreneurs who are building innovative aquaculture businesses on the historic waterfront, like those who belong to the Maine Family Seafarm Cooperative. While exploring this growing community, expect friendly farm tours where you might run into other oyster farmers on the water or stop by a farm that also grows kelp and scallops!

Freeport and Yarmouth

Woman Holding Oyster

Next stop:
Damariscotta oysters & others in the MidCoast