Back Cove Trail
One of Portland’s oldest and most popular trails is right outside your door. This beautiful 3.5-mile loop around the Back Cove offers sweeping views of the city skyline, and is Ideal for walking, running, biking and dog walking.
Woodford Food & Beverage
660 Forest Avenue
Woodford Food & Beverage, a neighborhood bar and grill, is a mile from BCE — less than five minutes by car, or about a 20-minute walk.
Counting mussels, steak and a brisket burger as house favorites, in addition to braised pork shank, duck ravioli and whole grain risotto, Woodford Food & Beverage is one of the hottest new restaurants in town and just minutes away from your front door.
Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria
89 Ocean Ave.
A leisurely 15 minute-walk away, or about two minutes by car, Back Cove BBQ & Pizzeria is the neighborhood barbecue joint. Pulled pork, beef brisket, baked beans — all the good stuff, and pizza, too. The smoker is in the parking lot, so you smell the goodness before you even go inside.
Edward Payson Park — that’s just Payson Park, to you and me — with its 47 acres is the backyard you don’t have to take care of. The 47.5-acre public park features a playground, walking paths, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, and a rolling lawn perfect for sunning and picnicking in the summer, and sliding in the winter.
It’s also home to the Longfellow Arboretum, 2.5 acres containing 40 non-native trees and named after renowned American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who grew up in the nearby Wadsworth-Longfellow House.