Category: Press Release

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

Spotlight on Güven Gallery

  It was all smiles Monday morning as Portland Downtown handed over a big check to the wonderful Frannie Peabody Center. Frannie was selected by downtown merchants as the beneficiary of our most recent Shop For A Cause Day – a biannual shopping event that raises money & awareness for local nonprofits. Thanks to our participating