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Portland Downtown Unveils Downtown Restroom Master Plan

Plan to guide placement, design & management of future public restrooms downtown Portland, ME — Portland Downtown, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering a thriving, vibrant and sustainable downtown environment, proudly announces the completion and availability of the Public Restroom Master Plan for Portland’s Downtown District. This comprehensive initiative marks a significant milestone in its

Join Portland Downtown’s Board of Directors!

Do you seek a volunteer opportunity? Do you want to create a positive change in your community? Are you enthusiastic about enhancing Portland’s downtown area for yourself and your neighbors? If this resonates with you or someone you know, consider nominating yourself or them for one of the available positions on Portland Downtown’s volunteer Board

Jane’s Walk leaders needed!

ABOUT JANE’S WALK Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free, volunteer-led walking conversations inspired by community activist Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walks combine the simple act of exploring a place with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement.   The annual Jane’s Walk festival takes place the first weekend in May, in more than 200 cities

Winter Artisan Market

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

Portland Downtown Launches Stephen King Week

PORTLAND DOWNTOWN LAUNCHES STEPHEN KING WEEK A Celebration of Portland-Born King in Honor of his 76th Birthday  September 18-22, 2023   September 7, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information Cary Tyson Executive Director cary@portlandmaine.com  207.772.6828 x212   PORTLAND DOWNTOWN LAUNCHES STEPHEN KING WEEK A Celebration of Portland-Born King in Honor of his 76th Birthday 

Searching for Buskers

We’re looking to enhance our pop-up parks on Milk & Dana Streets. We’re particularly interested in underwriting unamplified local musicians and hosting music on the weekends. Please remember that you are subject to the City of Portland‘s Street Artist Rules and Regulations. Please also read through the Street Artist Handbook. For questions don’t hesitate to get in touch