Portland Downtown & Portland Buy Local hunt for 207 Day Scavenger Hunt tasks

PORTLAND — Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local will this February launch the City of Portland’s inaugural 207 Day.

Much like how Milaukee, WI turned its 414 area code into “Milwaukee Day” on April 14th and how Chicago, IL celebrates its city on March 12th each year, February 7th, mirroring Maine’s own 207 area code, will mark 207 Day here in Portland.

Scavenger Hunt

Easing into what is hoped to become an annual Maine-stay event is a citywide scavenger hunt, calling on locals and visitors alike to explore and interact with the city and its businesses.

Players of this free event will view and/or print a list of 207 Day scavenger hunt items, to be made available on the Portland Downtown website, and maze their way around the city, completing tasks and scanning QR codes to prove it. Players who complete enough tasks will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

What are the 207 Day Scavenger Hunt items? That’s where you come in.

Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local brainstormed some tasks to get participants out and around the city, but want the 207 Day scavenger hunt to guide participants into your places of business, as well, and we’re leaving the “how” up to you!

Fill out the form below to register your business and submit a scavenger hunt task for review. Task submissions should:

  1. Emphasize Maine, Portland, or somehow relate to the numbers 2-0-7
  2. Be “completed” upon either scanning a QR code OR submitting a photo

Task examples:

  1. Buy & submit a photo of [INSERT CAFE]’s specialty “2/07 Day” latte
  2. Visit [INSERT MUSEUM OR GALLERY] on Monday, Feb. 7 and scan QR code
  3. Purchase a Maine-made item from [INSERT SHOP] and scan a QR code
  4. Spend $20.70+ at [INSERT SHOP] and send in a photo of your receipt
  5. 2.07% of [INSERT SHOP, RESTAURANT, ETC.]’s Feb. 7th sales go to [INSERT MAINE CHARITY]. Visit on 2/07 to scan a QR code

The opportunities are endless! Task submissions will be accepted through close of business Monday, Jan. 31.

Having trouble coming up with a scavenger hunt task that will fit the bill? Reach out to Marketing & Events Coordinator McKenzie Delisle (mckenzie@portlandmaine.com) to help get those creative juices flowing!

Register here: 

207 Day Scavenger Hunt Business Registration Form

Does your business want to be a part of the inaugural 207 Day Scavenger Hunt? Register your business below to join in on the fun! Registration and task submissions will be accepted through close of business Monday, Jan. 31.
Business Address(Required)
Contact's Name(Required)
The 207 Day Scavenger Hunt will get participants out and around Portland, but help us guide them into your business by adding a task to the hunt. Submit one or multiple scavenger hunt tasks for review. Task submissions should BOTH emphasize Maine/Portland/2-0-7 AND should be “completed” upon either scanning a QR code OR submitting a photo. Examples: 1. Buy & submit a photo of [INSERT CAFE]’s specialty “207 Day” latte 2. Visit [INSERT MUSEUM OR GALLERY] on Monday, Feb. 7 and scan QR code 3. Purchase a Maine-made item from [INSERT SHOP] and scan a QR code 4. Spend $20.70+ at [INSERT SHOP] and send in a photo of your receipt

Sponsorship Opportunities

Portland Downtown & Portland Buy Local are looking for 207 Day sponsors. Help us celebrate what makes Portland, Portland.

Sponsorship Tiers:

Maine Lobster Man (Bronze) – $100

Be a part of the inaugural 207 Day
Help celebrate what makes Portland, Portland
Have your business’ logo on the 207 Day website, where 207 Scavenger Hunt participants will register and complete hunt tasks

Commercial Street (Silver) – $250

Be a part of the inaugural 207 Day
Help celebrate what makes Portland, Portland
Have your business’ logo on the 207 Day website, where 207 Scavenger Hunt participants will register and complete hunt tasks
Have your business featured on the Portland Downtown Instagram account (more than 18.5K followers!) during the 207 Day Scavenger Hunt weekend (2/5 – 2/7), featuring photos and links to your business’ page

Phoenix (Gold) – $500

Be a part of the inaugural 207 Day
Help celebrate what makes Portland, Portland
Have your business’ logo on the 207 Day website, where 207 Scavenger Hunt participants will register and complete hunt tasks
Have your business featured on the Portland Downtown Instagram account (more than 18K followers!) during the 207 Day Scavenger Hunt weekend (2/5 – 2/7), featuring photos & tags
Partner Status: Have your business’ logo included on 207 Day marketing materials as an event partner

Have a 207 Day prize to donate? We’ll take it!

Contact:
Cary Tyson
Executive Director
Portland Downtown
Phone: 207-772-6828
Email: cary@portlandmaine.com