Author: McKenzie Delisle

Park(ing) Day Returns to Portland

2022 event focused on Land Justice PORTLAND, ME — Portland Downtown, Portland Trails, & Friends of Congress Square Park are pleased to once again play co-hosts to Park(ing) Day — a global, public, participatory art project — scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16th across the City of Portland.  Park(ing) Day is a day when people across

Portland Downtown to launch city’s first pet friendly directory

PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown will soon launch Pet Friendly Portland, ME — the City of Portland’s first pet friendly directory, listing downtown spots pet owners are welcome to bring their furry companions. The directory, coming soon to PortlandLovesPets.com, sorts downtown Portland’s pet friendly stops into the following categories: Art + Culture, Dining, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, and Trips + Tours.  “Our

Seasonal pocket park turns Milk Street into pedestrian freeway

Portland Downtown placemaking efforts to continue here through mid-November   PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown has since early July fitted downtown cobblestone thoroughfare Milk Street with tools to make it a pedestrian-friendly freeway.  Dubbed “Pop-Up Park on Milk Street,” the roadway is closed to all but foot traffic between Exchange and Market streets. Visitors have

New “Buy Local” mural adds vibrancy & message to downtown Portland street

PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown happily announces the addition of a new downtown mural at the corner of Brown and Free streets, creating vibrancy, discouraging graffiti, and encouraging local shopping. Hugh McCormick Design Co. designed and painted the outdoor mural, located on the Brown Street side of Free Street restaurant & cocktail bar, formerly Binga’s

Rainbow crosswalks brighten downtown this Pride month

A symbol of support and inclusion for city’s LGBTQ+ community PORTLAND, Me. — The Equality Community Center teamed up with Portland Downtown this week with City of Portland approval to paint two (2) temporary downtown crosswalks the colors of the Progress Pride Flag in advance of Saturday’s Pride Parade. The crosswalks are located at the

2022 Board Election Open

Portland Downtown’s Board Election Is Now Open PORTLAND, ME. – Portland Downtown, a 501c4 nonprofit downtown improvement district, is pleased to announce voting is live for seven seats on its volunteer board of directors, including:  At-Large Property Owner (Two (2) 3-year terms; One (1) 1-year term) Cultural/Non-profit/Education Representative (1 seat; 3-year term) Restaurant Representative (1

How businesses can support Downtown Worker Appreciation Day

So you want to help spoil downtown workers? We love to hear it! Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is our way of saying THANK YOU to Portland’s diverse & dynamic workforce. It has for more than 20 years showered thousands of downtown employees with fun, quirky, & tasty gifts, really spoiling the folks who keep Portland going