Category: Press Release

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

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

Monument Square Market Vendor Application

APPLICATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE Thanks so much for your interest and for taking the time to fill out our Market vendor form! Portland Downtown in conjunction with Monument Square property owners, and business owners as well as nearby stakeholders are coordinating a 2022 weekly market in an effort to bring additional

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

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