Category: Press Release

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

Monument Square Tree Cam – Now Streaming!

Presented by Portland Downtown and Hood® Eggnog | Hosted by Portland Public Library Welcome to our live-streaming cam overlooking Monument Square. No matter where you are in the world, we hope this virtual window brings you a little joy – all season long. Happy Holidays from Portland, Maine! Click here to view the live-stream Tips for enjoying the Monument Square

Portland Downtown launches search for new executive director

PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Downtown is beginning its search for a new executive director to replace existing director, Casey Gilbert, whose contract ends June 30. Gilbert, who led the organization through its five-year strategic plan from 2015 to 2020, plans to build a consulting practice and explore teaching opportunities along with the completion of a