Posted September 25th, 2006, 07:08 PM
It is my understanding that the car rentals are at the airport ($15.00 - $18.00 from the pier). Enterprise may send a car to the port; I don't know about the others.
LL Bean has a store on Congress St. in downtown Portland. About a 10-15 minute uphill walk from the pier. But, not as big or as diverse as the one in Freeport. It's a 20 minute drive from downtown Portland, to Freeport to the original LL Bean. And, Freeport is a kind of nice little town but the downtown area is now built around high-end outlet shopping.
Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are about a 45 minute drive from Portland, but in the absolute opposite direction and the drive is not particularly exciting. Kennebunkport will just be at the very end of the season when you are in Maine and it is hard to know what may have already closed (or be open only on weekends).