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Portland Downtown & 75 State Street beautify downtown alley

  PORTLAND — Beauty is its own excuse for being, says Emery Goff. Though not her original quote, but something first recorded by American Transcendentalist poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, the 87-year-old resident of 75 State Street said beauty itself was reason enough to add color to the Lower Exchange Street alley. Goff and a handful

Merry Madness Passport 2021

Get your holiday offers in front of 2500+ shoppers by submitting an offer for the Portland Downtown Merry Madness Passport. The Passport – a pocket-sized booklet filled with deals, discounts, and special experiences at 60+ local businesses – will help over 2,500 shoppers explore & enjoy all that our downtown has to offer during the holidays. The Merry Madness Passport is valid throughout

Portland Downtown launches 2021 board electons

  PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Downtown, a 501c4 nonprofit downtown improvement district, is pleased to announce that nominations are open for seven seats on its volunteer board of directors. Property owners & business stakeholders in the downtown district (see map here) may submit a nomination online at portlandmaine.com/nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2021.

Get ready for Maine Restaurant Week!

  Maine Restaurant Week was created to give restaurants an extra boost during the winter season – and this year that boost is needed more than ever!   As Maine Restaurant Week approaches (March 1-12), we invite you check out the special offers at more than 40 participating locations. Most are offering both indoor dining* and curbside pick-up, making it easy for