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2018 Indie Biz Awards

Thanks for celebrating with us at the 2018 Indie Biz Awards! Below you can find the winners and nominees for the evening’s annual awards.

Flavor of Portland, won by Boda

  • Ameera Bread
  • Boda
  • LB Kitchen
  • Oxbow Brewing Company
  • Sisters Gourmet Deli

Healthy Portland, won by Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness

  • Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness
  • Lila East End Yoga
  • Nine Stones Spa
  • Optimal Self
  • Rosemont Wellness Center

Environmental Hero, won by Maine Island Trail Association

  • Bangs Island Mussels
  • EcoMaine
  • Maine Island Trail Association
  • Revision Energy
  • The SunriseGuide

Portland’s Best Kept Secret, won by One Longfellow Square

  • Bogusha’s Polish Restaurant & Deli
  • Chaplaincy Institute of Maine
  • Hour Exchange Portland
  • My 3 Sisters Italian Cookies
  • One Longfellow Square

Business to Business, won by Portland Flea-for-All

  • Local Economy
  • Opticliff Law
  • Portland Flea-for-All
  • Systems Engineering
  • Xpress Copy

Portland Ambassador, won by Portland Public Library

  • Adam Burk / The Treehouse Institute
  • Creative Portland
  • Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
  • Portland Public Library
  • Think Tank

Made in Portland, won by Holy Donut

  • Holy Donut
  • Portland Mattress Makers
  • Portmanteau
  • Standard Baking Co.
  • Zootility Co.

Creative Crusader, won by Maine Academy of Modern Music

  • Maine Academy of Modern Music
  • Maine the Way
  • Still Life Studio
  • Tessa O’Brien / Portland Mural Initiative

Best New Business, won by Rose Foods

  • Heritage Seaweed
  • Little Woodfords
  • Maine Food for Thought
  • Rose Foods
  • Salon Lavender

Portland Icon, won by Harbor Fish Market

  • Great Lost Bear
  • Greater Portland Landmarks
  • Harbor Fish Market
  • Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
  • Preble Street

Local Love, won by Silly’s

  • Coffee ME UP
  • étaín
  • Pistol Pete’s Upholstery
  • Silly’s
  • The Fish + Bone

Hall of Fame Inductees: Coffee by Design, Garbage to Garden, Longfellow Books, Micucci Grocery, Portland Maine Farmers’ Market, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Food Co-op, Portland Trails, Rosemont Market + Bakery, and SPACE Gallery.

11th Annual Indie Biz Awards

Thursday, October 4th, 2018, 5:30-8:30pm

at Portland House of Music and Events

Join hundreds of other localists in celebrating Portland’s independent business community. We’ll have lots of tasty local food, a silent auction featuring treasures from Portland’s independent businesses, a spectacular raffle, and live music from Saved and Sound. And, of course, a cash bar with lots of local brews!

NEW for this year: In addition to announcing the winners of the annual Indie Biz Awards, we are introducing an “Indie Biz Hall of Fame,” and we’re thrilled to honor ten anchors of the local business community as the initial inductees. Get ready for a huge celebration of all things local!

Tickets are $10 and go toward our work of lifting up Portland’s local business community.

**Special promotion available in online pre-sales only** Support Portland’s Buy Local movement by joining as an individual member and get one free ticket + PBL merch. See ticket descriptions for more details.

Online pre-sales closed at 3pm on Wednesday, October 3rd.

Click here for our Facebook event page, where we’ll be posting more updates (including previews of our awesome silent auction!) and let us know you’re coming.


Thank you to our event sponsors:

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Lead Sponsor:

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