Category: Press Release

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 

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 PortlandLovesPets.com, sorts downtown Portland’s pet friendly stops into the following categories: Art + Culture, Dining, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, and Trips + Tours.  “Our

New “Buy Local” mural adds vibrancy & message to downtown Portland street

PORTLAND, Me. — Portland Downtown happily announces the addition of a new downtown mural at the corner of Brown and Free streets, creating vibrancy, discouraging graffiti, and encouraging local shopping. Hugh McCormick Design Co. designed and painted the outdoor mural, located on the Brown Street side of Free Street restaurant & cocktail bar, formerly Binga’s

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

2022 Board Election Open

Portland Downtown’s Board Election Is Now Open PORTLAND, ME. – Portland Downtown, a 501c4 nonprofit downtown improvement district, is pleased to announce voting is live for seven seats on its volunteer board of directors, including:  At-Large Property Owner (Two (2) 3-year terms; One (1) 1-year term) Cultural/Non-profit/Education Representative (1 seat; 3-year term) Restaurant Representative (1

2024 Monument Square Market Vendor Application

APPLICATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE  INTEREST FARMERS CONTACT US HERE Thanks so much for your interest and for taking the time to fill out our Market vendor form! Portland Downtown in conjunction with Monument Square property owners, and business owners as well as nearby stakeholders are coordinating a 2023 weekly market in

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

Portland Downtown launches 2021 board electons

  PORTLAND, Maine – Portland Downtown, a 501c4 nonprofit downtown improvement district, is pleased to announce that nominations are open for seven seats on its volunteer board of directors. Property owners & business stakeholders in the downtown district (see map here) may submit a nomination online at portlandmaine.com/nominations. The deadline to submit a nomination is April 30, 2021.