Category: What’s Up Downtown

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

How businesses can support Downtown Worker Appreciation Day

So you want to help spoil downtown workers? We love to hear it! Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is our way of saying THANK YOU to Portland’s diverse & dynamic workforce. It has for more than 20 years showered thousands of downtown employees with fun, quirky, & tasty gifts, really spoiling the folks who keep Portland going

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

What makes you swoon?

  “I’m in a love affair with Portland, Maine. It’s real, it’s deep, it’s never ending. I’m never leaving.” We couldn’t agree more, Josh, and (with Valentine’s Day upon us) we thought we’d take a look at some of the swoon-worthy events happening this weekend. Be sure to get out and discover more to love in

Love is in the air

  One-of-a-kind restaurants. Phenomenal shopping. Awesome entertainment. Fascinating museums & galleries. Gorgeous views at every turn. There’s no doubt about it: there’s a lot to love about Portland! In celebration of all the swoon-worthy things about our little city (and Valentine’s Day, of course!) our Congress Street office windows are getting a makeover…and we need your help!