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November 28th is Plaid Friday!

Nov 28, 2014 @ 8:00am   Events, Member Events, Member Updates, News & Events

Plaid Friday is your local alternative to “Black Friday.” It was envisioned as a way to weave together the individual threads of small businesses to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Be sure to support your locals this holiday season and spread the local love!

How to participate…

As an individual, you can help us celebrate by wearing plaid while shopping at your favorite local businesses on Friday, November 28th.

As a business, we encourage you to download the facebook banner and logo below to use in marketing and social media. Connect with your customers and let them know you will be open on November 28th. Why not offer something fun on that day - beverages, music, discounts…you decide!

Also be in touch with us ( to show off your plaid pride! We’d love to promote the daring plaid outfits you create as well as the small businesses we that participate.



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November 28th: Plaid Friday at the Portland Flea-for-All

Nov 28, 2014 @ 6:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

This holiday season take back the black!

Plaid Friday & Small Business Weekend, make a pledge to buy local,
handmade and personal gifts. Shop three floors of vendors selling:

* New and antique art
* Handmade & vintage jewelry
* Artisan bath & body products
* Housewares
* Furniture
* Collectibles
* Men’s & women’s apparel and accessories
…and much more, all locally made and sourced.

Refreshments and raffle prizes, music and friendly faces.

When: 12AM-6PM Friday, November 28th, and 10-5 Saturday and Sunday,
November 29th and 30th
Where: Portland Flea-for-All, 125 Kennebec Street

For more information email:


December 13th: East End Holiday Stroll

Dec 13, 2014 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Grab some friends and join us for a Stroll as holiday cheer abounds with seasonal music, food and drink, stellar raffle opportunities and sales throughout the East End Shopping District.  Stroll the East End of Portland to pick up holiday gifts, enjoy tasty treats, and support your local small businesses. Holiday cheer abounds with seasonal music, food and drink, stellar raffle opportunities and sales from
our friends on the East End!
Melissa's lunch bag

November 2nd: Holidays by Hand

Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

A Gathering of Stitches can help you make your holiday gifts this year. Every Sundayafternoon, starting November 2nd and continuing until December 21st, our doors will be open and we’ll have all sorts of ideas, materials, guidance and support while you craft hand-made, one of a kind items for all those people on your list.  The cost is $30 at the door, with extra supplies available for purchase. For each session you will be led through a simple tutorial and then given the space and assistance to make a couple versions of the project in your own style, custom made for your friends and family. No registration is necessary, just show up! All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by adult.


December 5th: Holiday Art & Craft Sale

Dec 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events


Holiday Art & Craft Sale featuring the Rosemont Artists Guild

On Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th the Rosemont Artists Guild of Maine will be holding their third annual Holiday Art Craft Sale at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue in Portland. You’ll find a wide variety of locally-made items including jewelry, textiles, fine art, pottery, stained glass, and much more, all perfect for holiday giving.

The Rosemont Artists are your neighbors in Portland, people who live, work and create in the Rosemont neighborhood. The BUY LOCAL ART at Breakwater sale starts on Friday, December 5th with a sneak preview from 3:00 -7:00 p.m., and continues on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Grab a bite to eat in their shopper’s cafe, featuring food from the El Corazon food truck (Friday) and Rosemont Market Productions (Saturday).

For more information about BUY LOCAL ART @Breakwater, or for photographs of artwork and information about individual guild members, visit our Facebook page: or call 831-6184.


Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Brianna Courneya   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   David Munster’s TV   /   Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   In’finiti Fermentation & Distillation   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   TruChoice FCU   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   Vervacious   /   Videoport   /   XPress Copy