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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