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The Portland Flea-for-All Presents FLEA BITES: a Street Food and Flea Market Festival

Jul 3, 2015 @ 6:30pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Enjoy gourmet street food from a rotating cast of food trucks and carts.  DJ sets and live music will accompany 30+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, vinyl, handmade jewelry and more over three floors.
When: (First Fridays) July 3rd & September 4th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Portland Flea-for-All, 125 Kennebec Street

Independents Week Celebration!

Jul 1, 2015 @ 9:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join us in celebrating Independents Week — and Portland Buy Local’s 9th Birthday — at the Monument Square Farmers’ Market on Wednesday, July 1st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and help local farms kick off their season! Our farmers will be sporting name tags and are looking forward to getting to know you.

We’ll also have a table set up where you can learn more about our organization and the work we do to support our local, independent businesses and organizations in Portland.

And, as always, there will be a delicious birthday cake around 11:00am created by Foley’s Bakeryfollow us on Instagram for updates on when to pick up your slice.

Independents Week is a nationwide campaign to engage local businesses and community members while celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurism and freedom that independent businesses embody. Portland Buy Local joins this effort with the American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities sustain their local independent businesses and keep opportunities alive for local entrepreneurs.

So grab a friend and head down to Monument Square on Wednesday, July 1st. Get ready to eat cake… and radishes and kale!  We hope to see you there.

When: Wednesday, July 1, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Portland Farmers’ Market in Monument Square 

Coffee By Design’s 21st Birthday Celebration

Jun 28, 2015 @ 11:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Come celebrate Coffee By Design’s 21st Birthday with Ethiopian coffee ceremonies and coffee cuppings from around the globe!

When: Sunday, June 28, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Coffee By Design, 1 Diamond Street

For more information, check out the event page. 

Keep Portland Livable: Raising the Community’s Voice on Development in Portland

Jun 18, 2015 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Sandra Guay, a top Maine attorney specializing in development law, will present “A Citizen’s Guide to the Planning Board and Planning Process” at our next meeting next Thursday. Sandra served as counsel to Keep Portland Livable in our successful challenge to Bayside’s Midtown project.

When: Thursday, June 18, 5 -6:30 pm

Where: Coffee By Design, 1 Diamond Street

For more information, email

Old Port Festival Weekend

Jun 14, 2015 @ 12:00pm   Member Events

Celebrate the beginning of summer in beautiful downtown Portland with multiple stages of music, Maine-made arts and crafts, food from local businesses, kid’s activities, and more!

When: 6/11 – 6/14

Where: All around the Old Port

Visit the Old Port Festival Website for a detailed schedule and more information 


Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   angela adams   /   AQUARIUS BALLROOM DANCE STUDIOS   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   The Brand Company   /   Brianna Courneya   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Old Port Magazine   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   TruChoice FCU   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   XPress Copy