Author: McKenzie Delisle

Paper Tiger is May’s Business of the Month!

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

Join Downtown Photo of the Month contest

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

Celebrate Pi Day in downtown Portland

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.

Park(ing) Day Returns to Portland

2022 event focused on Land Justice PORTLAND, ME — Portland Downtown, Portland Trails, & Friends of Congress Square Park are pleased to once again play co-hosts to Park(ing) Day — a global, public, participatory art project — scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16th across the City of Portland.  Park(ing) Day is a day when people across

Portland Downtown to launch city’s first pet friendly directory

PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown will soon launch Pet Friendly Portland, ME — the City of Portland’s first pet friendly directory, listing downtown spots pet owners are welcome to bring their furry companions. The directory, coming soon to, sorts downtown Portland’s pet friendly stops into the following categories: Art + Culture, Dining, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, and Trips + Tours.  “Our

Seasonal pocket park turns Milk Street into pedestrian freeway

Portland Downtown placemaking efforts to continue here through mid-November   PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown has since early July fitted downtown cobblestone thoroughfare Milk Street with tools to make it a pedestrian-friendly freeway.  Dubbed “Pop-Up Park on Milk Street,” the roadway is closed to all but foot traffic between Exchange and Market streets. Visitors have