Counter the Construction Chaos with a Cash Mob

Your favorite shops & restaurants need your support!

Join the Cash Mob every Friday in September & get a chance to win a $20 gift card.

All of the businesses near the construction project at the intersections of Free, Congress & High streets need your support. In an effort to help ring the cash registers, Portland Downtown is coordinating a Cash Mob in the area of construction every Friday during the month of September — starting today!

A cash mob is a group of people who assemble at a local business to make purchases. The purpose is to support both the local businesses & the overall community. They are a form of flash mob, & are inspired by them.[1] 

Each Friday in September we will raffle off (1) $20 gift card to a lucky supporter of the nearby businesses. 

How you can help:

Join the cash mob! Here are just a few of the places you could go:

  • Ottos
  • Strange Maine
  • Springers
  • Gallery at the Hay
  • Cigaret Shopper
  • Sal de la Terra
  • Yes Books
  • Flea for All
  • Friends & Family
  • Marcy’s Diner
  • The Sock Shack
  • Maine Mariners at the Cross Arena
  • Leeward
  • Asmara
  • Portland Museum of Art
  • Dogfish Cafe
  • Reny’s

Show us you supported:

Tag us on any of our social media sites with a picture of you cash mobbing — purchasing an item from — a location near the construction site & you will be entered into the weekly raffle.

Sponsored by Portland Downtown