Whether you’re a seasoned participant or a newcomer, Merry Madness has undergone some significant changes, so let’s get everyone on the same page. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help guide you. If you can’t find the answer you need, feel free to email our Marketing & Events Manager, McKenzie Delisle, at
Calling all Talented Artisans in Maine and New England! Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase your work during the holiday season? Portland Downtown is seeking vendors to be part of their Downtown Winter Market. This outdoor market takes place Friday, November 24, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and coincides with
Papi Portland – 18 Exchange Street Papi Portland is a restaurant on Exchange Street in downtown Portland. Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee selected them as July’s Downtown Business of the Month. Learn how you can nominate a business below! Q: Tell us about Papi Portland. A: Papi is special. It’s not just a restaurant
Mary Alice Scott is Portland Downtown’s July Downtown Worker of the Month! Mary Alice was nominated and selected as June’s Downtown Worker of the Month. Read on to learn more about Mary Alice and how you can nominate a stellar downtown worker. Be sure to congratulate Mary Alice if you see her around the downtown.
Free Street Photo submitted by Richard Berry Each month, Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee selects a Downtown Photo of the Month. Submit yours today! Police Cadet Trie says hi to a furry friend on Wharf Street downtown. Each month, Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee selects a Downtown Photo of the Month. Submit yours
Paper Tiger – 425 Fore Street Paper Tiger is a restaurant on Fore Street in downtown Portland. Portland Downtown’s Marketing & Events Committee selected them as May’s Downtown Business of the Month and reached out to owner/operator Marcus Alcantara to learn more about the business. Read on to hear from Marcus! Q: When did
Every month the Portland Downtown Marketing & Events Committee will crown a “Downtown Photo Of The Month.” The winning image will appear on Portland Downtown’s Instagram and Facebook accounts — more than 55K+ followers combined! — with mentions and will be shared in the organization’s monthly e-newsletter, distributed on the first of every month. Submitted
PORTLAND — Portland Downtown is launching Downtown Worker & Business Of The Month programs to better recognize the stellar people and brick and mortars that make up Portland, Maine’s downtown district. Anyone can nominate a downtown business or worker at any time using the submission form on the Portland Downtown website (available below). The Portland
Paint & Sit will bring seating, color to downtown spaces this summer. PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown is now accepting proposals from local artists for its new outdoor seating project Paint & Sit. Paint and Sit is a chair painting project with the objectives of beautifying the urban landscape, increasing civic participation, and supporting the
Tuesday, March 14 is International Pi Day! Portland Downtown encourages the downtown Portland business community to celebrate with a festive offer, like $3.14 pie slices or 3 for $14 deals — the options are infinite! Businesses in the downtown district can submit Pi Day offers — to be available on Tuesday, March 14 — below.