Category: Press Release

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

Shop for a Cause Day raises $4,500 for the Locker Project

  PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Downtown today announced that its summertime Shop for Cause Day raised $4,500 for the Locker Project, a nonprofit organization that helps ensure food security for Maine children through local schools. Now held twice a year (during Portland Downtown’s Summer Kickoff Weekend in June and Light Up Your Holidays in November),

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

Portland Downtown’s Shop for a Cause Day raises $3,500 for Portland Trails

  PORTLAND, Maine — In the spirit of collaboration and giving back, Portland Downtown partnered with twenty local retailers to raise funds for Portland Trails — a nonprofit land trust that transforms Greater Portland into a healthier community through trails, active transportation, conservation, and placemaking. “Shop for a Cause has been one of our signature holiday