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Spotlight on Dean’s Sweets

  This week’s adventure is a breathtaking, behind-the-scenes visit to Dean’s Sweets . This upscale chocolatier is located at 475 Fore Street, between Baristas + Bites and Pure Barre . Upon walking into Dean’s Sweets, guests will be greeted by the delectable aroma of (you guessed it) chocolate! Read more

Big checks and colorful wares

  It was all smiles Monday morning as Portland Downtown handed over a big check to the wonderful Frannie Peabody Center. Frannie was selected by downtown merchants as the beneficiary of our most recent Shop For A Cause Day – a biannual shopping event that raises money & awareness for local nonprofits. Thanks to our participating

Swoon-Worthy Pics of Portland

  Sometimes, a photo really does say a thousand words – and here in Portland we’re lucky to be surrounded by photogenic sights at every turn. This summer, our wonderful intern – Nora Ibrahim – is capturing the charm and beauty of our little city on Instagram. Here for your viewing pleasure is a peek

Spotlight on Longfellow Garden

  This summer, Portland Downtown is proud to welcome Nora Ibrahim to our team. Nora is an undergraduate student at the University of Maine and – over the next few months – she will develop her Professional Writing skills alongside our Marketing Director. Each week, Nora will shine a spotlight on a cool downtown shop,

Introducing Nora Ibrahim

  Throughout the year, Portland Downtown is proud to offer a variety of community-based internships and volunteer opportunities . This summer, we are delighted to welcome Nora Ibrahim to our team. Nora is an undergraduate student at the University of Southern Maine and – over the next few months – Nora will develop her Professional

Better Together: Partnerships with Impact

  A clean, safe, and vibrant downtown is created through collaboration, creativity, and hard work. That’s why Portland Downtown works hand-in-hand with hundreds of community partners year-round – ranging from nonprofit organizations, social service agencies, retail businesses, municipal leaders, and many more. It is through these valued partnerships that Portland Downtown is able to deliver programs, events, and services that truly create