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October 22nd: 7th Annual Indie Biz Awards

Oct 22, 2014 @ 6:00pm   Events, Highlights, Member Events, News, News & Events

Portland Buy Local’s 7th annual Indie Biz Awards will take place Wednesday, October 22nd at SPACE Gallery. Please add this year’s event to your calendar and encourage your friends and employees to come out! The Portland Indie Biz Awards recognizes leaders among Portland’s vibrant independent businesses and community organizations, showcasing the impact that independently owned businesses have on Greater Portland and the state of Maine.
Last year’s awards brought together more than 200 supporters, Portland Buy Local members, and their employees for live music, a lively auction and local food and brews.
Get involved.  From volunteering to sponsoring to in-kind donation, there are many ways that you can be involved in this year’s awards.  Email us at for more information.

Be sure to attend the Awards on October 22nd, from 6-9pm, at SPACE Gallery to see who will win the hearts and minds of Portlanders – there will be a live auction, live music and local food and brews on tap!

Click here to see our featured live auction items!

Thank you to our 2014 Indie Biz sponsors:


tsunami_tatoo                   revision                    Coffee By Design

portproperty               marsh              CBFG-logo-horizontal-cmyk

apothecary                angelaadams            sponsor10-benchmark

PDog_COMPANYSTOREweb                bayside             GreenCleanMaine_Logo_CMYK


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October 2nd: Downtown Worker Appreciation Day

Oct 2, 2014 @ 7:30am   Events, News & Events

Here we go again: join us Thursday October 2nd for the incredibly popular and feel-good event, Downtown Worker Appreciation Day! Rain date is scheduled for October 3rd.

We will be setting up tables at Tommy’s Park, Monument Square, and in front of the Portland Museum of Art for downtown workers to come and enjoy free coffee and snacks, coupons and gift bags full of goodies from local businesses.

Tommy’s Park - 7:30am-9:30am
Middle & Exchange Streets
Monument Square - 7:30am-9:30am
Congress & Federal Streets
Portland Museum of Art - 7:30am-9:30am
Congress & High Streets (outside, in front of the Museum)

September 30th: Eat Awesome Pizza. Support Portland Buy Local.

Sep 30, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, News, News & Events

Our great friends at Otto’s will be hosting a fundraising night for Portland Buy Local at their Munjoy Hill location at 225 Congress Street on Tuesday, September 30 from 5:00-9:00pm. They will donate 8% of ALL SALES during that time (including take-out and dine-in) to Portland Buy Local so be sure to make September 30 your pizza night! We’ll see you at Otto’s!


September 29th: Greater Portland Landmarks Preservation Awards and 50th Annual Meeting

Sep 29, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join Greater Portland Landmarks’ as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary and recognize seven outstanding historic preservation projects and programs with Preservation Awards. A reception with celebratory refreshments will immediately follow at 6:15 pm in the lobby of Merrill Auditorium. To RSVP for the Annual Meeting and/or register for the reception, please go to   Attending the meeting and awards ceremony is free; the reception is a suggested contribution of $20.  For more information, call (207) 774-5561.

Monday, September 29, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle Street Portland, ME 04101


September 27th: “Stand With Me” Film Screening

Sep 27, 2014 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Film screening in association with and located at The Salvation Army - 297 Cumberland Ave, Portland.  At 7pm there will be a screening of “Stand With Me,” followed by discussion and refreshments.  “Stand with Me”  Official Trailer:   Free Refreshments and fair trade goods available to buy.  FMI: Karen 831-4531.


Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Brianna McCabe   /   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   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   Vervacious   /   Videoport   /   XPress Copy