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Old Port Festival Vendor Applications Available Now!

Apply now to be a vendor at the 2014 Old Port Festival. Maine’s largest one-day festival takes place on Sunday, June 8. The deadline for vendor applications is April 1st. Maine-based artist can apply for discounted booth space. Click here for applications.

Portland Harbor Hotel Ice Bar

The Portland Harbor Hotel celebrates its 10th annual Ice Bar starting Thursday, January 23 and continuing through Saturday, January 25. What to expect: beautifully crafted ice bars and sculptures, DJ’s, fire pits, complimentary food, outdoor ice luges pouring martinis, outdoor beer bars serving great local beers, and fully stocked bars inside. Specially priced hotel rooms are […]

Merry Madness 2013

Downtown Portland’s biggest holiday shopping event is back – and better than ever! Merry Madness quickly caught on as an annual favorite for finishing holiday shopping and spending time with friends. It is a shop ‘til you drop event in downtown Portland on Thursday December 12, from 5-10 pm. Participating stores remain open until 10 […]

Light Up Your Holidays 2013

Christmas Tree Lighting  Friday, November 29, 5:30 pm, Monument Square Come see the spectacular lighting of the tree at this annual tradition. Entertainment begins with Rick Charette and the Bubblegum band. Presented by MEMIC. Shop for a Cause Day Small Business Saturday, November 30, ALL DAY Shop downtown on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, and a portion […]

Alive at Five FREE Concert Series in Monument Square

 Alive at Five FREE Concert Series in Monument Square Thursday, August 15, 5pm – 7:30pm Kick back after work in the summer sun and enjoy a free concert by Portland’s finest musical talent.  Have a cold drink in the beer garden presented by Shipyard Brewing Co. and a slice of pizza from Portland Pie Co. […]

40th Annual Old Port Festival

Sunday, June 9, 11am – 5pm Celebrate the beginning of summer in beautiful downtown Portland with multiple music stages, Maine-made arts and crafts, and food from local businesses, kid’s activities, and more! The festival begins at 11am with a foot powered parade down Exchange Street led by the Shoestring Theater! Entertainment Schedule: Old Port Festival […]

Shop Local and Save with Discounted Gift Certificates and Coupons for Downtown Portland!

With the holiday season upon us, the shopping madness has begun.  Before you rush out to join the masses at the mall, check out Portland’s Downtown District Directory for discounted gift certificates and coupons. In addition to supporting local businesses this holiday season, Portland Downtown District (PDD) provides you with unbeatable savings.  With approximately 60% […]

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Save big in Downtown Portland!

If you plan to go shopping anytime soon, make sure to check here first before you head out the door! Coupons and gift certificates to local businesses available online and your mobile device! These valuable coupons are valid at popular area merchants and service providers in Downtown Portland, Maine and are readily available and can […]

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Best special event awarded to PDD!

Portland’s Downtown District (PDD) and Portland Buy Local Win downtown achievement award for best special event Augusta, Maine Presented in downtown Skowhegan on June 10th by the Maine Downtown Center, the day focused on downtown economic development within the context of historic preservation. Keynote speaker Kennedy Smith, former Director of the National Trust Main Street […]