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A greener, cleaner downtown

  Portland Downtown’s mission is to maintain a clean and safe downtown while building and promoting a vibrant business, residential, and tourism destination. Our board and staff take this mission seriously. More than 40% of our annual budget is spent keeping downtown clean and safe, through a variety of programs and services. With springtime comes spring

Annual Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season in Downtown Portland

  Portland, Maine — Joy and merriment will fill Monument Square Friday, November 25th as thousands gather for the 2016 Tree Lighting Presented by Hood® Eggnog. The spectacular celebration features free, fun-filled activities for the whole family from 5-6:30pm including live music, horse & wagon rides, a visit from Santa himself and — new this

Portland Downtown Wins Big at 2016 International Downtown Association Conference

  Portland, ME, September 14, 2016 — Portland Downtown shined in the spotlight on a global stage last week, picking up two highly competitive and prestigious awards at the 62nd annual International Downtown Association Conference in Atlanta. The IDA recognized Portland Downtown with an Award of Excellence for its Downtown Cadet Program, as well as