Portland, Maine's working waterfront is a bustling scene of commercial fishermen and lobster boats unloading their daily catch while seagulls hover just above the water for a handout. Set amongst some of the most popular tourist restaurants on Commercial Street are the same fishing vessels and seafood markets and that supply these restaurants with their fresh fare.

If you've never stepped inside Harbor Fish Market's iconic red building with it's bold black and white signs, then you're missing out on a truly Maine experience.

Harbor Fish Market is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, with slightly different hours on Sunday. Get yourself through the doors and experience Harbor Fish Market for yourself. These photos will hold you over, but there's nothing like the full sensory experience of the iconic waterfront market.