Portland, Maine Retail Store
The Portland location has been a great success since we opened our doors in the summer of 2017. We have been able to connect with more of our customers and share our handcrafted pewter designs with those who are new to Danforth. If you are in the Portland area, stop by for a visit. We would love to see you.
Where to find us
111 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
When we're open
Why you should visit us in Portland
Portland is a beautiful small walkable seaside city of artists, musicians, theatres, museums’, shops, restaurateurs and a working waterfront. Commercial Street in Portland, Maine, blurs the distinctions among working waterfront, downtown main street, and an historic tourist district.
Visitors would be well advised to come to our store because of our story, our excitement about the product, our location, the interesting space we are in and our surroundings here in the Old Port. People are drawn to the antiquity of our space and our decor as well and the area we are located in. We are also very knowledgeable about Portland, the surrounding area and Maine in general. People love the Danforth product and appreciate the story and all that goes into our product. In our store, you will also find Made in Maine cutting boards and maple syrup. We are located right next to Simon Pearce Glassware and Company C.
What you'll find here
We have many good restaurants close to the store: on the more expensive end we have SOLO, DiMillos, Street and Co, Fore Street; in the moderate price range we have Duck Fat, Eventide, RiRa and Gilberts and in the reasonable price range we have the Flat bread , Porthole, J’s Oysters, the Lobster Company all with in a few blocks of our store. As far as things to do we have the Odyssey Whale Watch, harbor tours, a Duck Boat Tour, ferries to many close islands, the Observatory, Longfellow’s House, the Portland Art Museum, beautiful beaches and three famous lighthouses!
Our favorite pewter products
- Oil Lamps: They are simply elegant, functional, easy to care for and fun to have…..and they are handspun on a 100 year old lathe!
- Ornaments: They are unique and there is a story behind the annuals
- Jewelry: It is all beautiful and very wearable
- Vases: They are simple, elegant and functional
- Pocket Tokens & Netsukes: They are meaningful symbols that are very useful and easy to carry around with you
Meet our store manager
Denise Holmes was born in Portland, Maine and raised in South Portland, Maine. She loves spending time with her 2 kids and coaching basketball. Denise loves giving back to the sport that gave her so much as a young Athlete/player. she has been at Danforth Pewter for 1 ½ years. Denise remarks, "What I like most about Danforth is the Story behind the product. It’s fun to tell the story to our customers coming in from all over the world. Managing is much like coaching…. the process of getting the most out of my individual staff members and supporting their potential as communicators gives me great satisfaction. I feel that in the past months we have grown into a great team and are all working well together."
And of course... you'll also want to meet our hardworking assistant manager, Pepe the Pyranees!