Author: Adam MacDonald

Monument Square Tree Cam – Now Streaming!

  Presented by Portland Downtown and Hood® Eggnog | Hosted by Portland Public Library Welcome to our live-streaming cam overlooking Monument Square. No matter where you are in the world, we hope this virtual window brings you a little joy – all season long. Happy Holidays from Portland, Maine! Click here to view the live-stream Tips for enjoying the Monument

Friendly Smiles Behind The Masks

  As the seasons change, downtown merchants are looking ahead with cautious optimism. With safety protocols firmly in place – both for their employees and their customers – they’re adapting to the “new normal” in hopes of delivering the same personalized, one-of-a-kind shopping & dining experiences their patrons have come to expect and love. Read

A Pivoted Record Store & More

  Did you know that Record Store Day – now a worldwide event celebrating the culture of the indie record store – was an idea originally conceived by Chris Brown of Portland’s own Bull Moose? This year, Record Store Day has been transformed into series of “RSD Drops” on August 29, September 26, and October 24 to allow

Congrats to our program director

  Earlier this year, the International Downtown Association (IDA) reached out seeking subject matter experts willing to volunteer their time, talent, and expertise to collaborate with other industry professionals on the Test Development Committee for the IDA’s Leadership in Place Management Certification program. Today we’re excited to announce that our very own Amy Geren , Program Director at Portland Downtown , has

Stepping into the new normal

  As businesses in Maine step into the new normal, we reached out to friends & fans of Portland Downtown to find out what they’re thinking, feeling, and experiencing as they begin to revisit local shops & restaurants. Below you’ll find their open and honest words – and we hope that you’ll find these insights