a campaign of the Portland Independent Business & Community Alliance
Join us Monday, December 4, for our next Portland Buy Local mixer!
The mixer will be held at Aristelle at 92 Exchange Street, from 5:30 – 7:00pm. Buy Local Member Mixers are informal networking and social events for members, friends, and anyone who would like to know more about Portland Buy Local. Come unwind and catch up with other indie biz enthusiasts, plus get updates on the latest happenings in the Buy Local scene. Portland Buy Local mixers are free, open to the public, and sponsored by, Sebago Brewing Company, so bring a friend and come check out Aristelle! All are welcome!
When: December 4, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Where: Aristelle, 92 Exchange Street
Oil and Vinegar Favorites – $44.99
A can’t miss gift for the foodie on your list. We’ve gathered four customer favorites from our aged
balsamic vinegar and ultra premium extra virgin olive oil tasting bar to offer in a convenient gift set.
Wrapped, tied with a ribbon and ready to go, the “Favorites” include our Traditional 18 Year Balsamic, Summer Peach White Balsamic, Lemon Infused and Tuscan Herb Ultra Premium Olive Oils. The perfect under $50 gift for the cook or food lover.
161 Commercial Street
Outdoor Mushroom Log Grow Kits – $20
North Spore Mushroom Grow Kits are a great gift for gardeners and DIY enthusiasts. They contain a pack of mushroom spawn (think seed for mushroom growers), wax for sealing your log, a wax applicator, and detailed instructions.
With these kits you can easily grow healthy and edible mushrooms on logs in your backyard making great use of shadier parts of the garden.
Outdoor Mushroom Log Kits can be shipped either with mushroom spawn included (for projects that will begin within 3 months of the order date) or shipped with a voucher for receiving spawn at a later date (best for holiday gifts or projects beyond a 3 month start date).
North Spore Mushrooms
Maine-made Gin – Starting at $28.49
Sweetgrass Farm Distillery and Tasting Room
324 Fore Street
Pure Maple Candy – Starting at $7.29
$7.29 for 9 pieces
$11.49 for 15 pieces
Portland Food Co-op
290 Congress Street
Tin of Tea – Starting at $10
Our special-teas make for special gifts. Boxed or in tins, $10-12 each.
89 Exchange Street
Maine’s Pantry features the best specialty foods and gifts from Maine, including over 40 types of wild Maine blueberry products, stoneground mustards, and local chocolates, all available individually or in beautifully-designed gift baskets. We ship anywhere!
250 Commercial Street
Now you can brew like a true local! Maine Brewing Supply has collaborated with several professional breweries in the greater Portland area, including Bissell Brothers, Maine Beer Company, Austin Street, Bunker, Foundation, and Funky Bow, to bring you clone recipes of beers available from their breweries. Kits are available in extract, partial mash and all grain options so that all brewers can partake & Brew Local. While you’ll be brewing like a pro with these kits, you’ll also be doing some good in the community as well. Maine Brewing Supply is donating a percentage of the proceeds to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
Maine Brewing Supply
542 Forest Ave
Made in Maine Oyster Trays – Starting at $135
Available in Walnut, Cherry, Red Birch. Hand carved in Maine Each board is hand selected for it’s unique characteristics and detail by Paul Sampson. He shapes and carves each board to accentuate the natural beauty inherent in the wood. Each platter is from a single piece of wood, and will vary in color and carving depending on the selected wood.
83 West Commercial Street
Each holiday box includes three 1 lb bags of coffee. This box features beans imported from Burundi. All three selections come from women-owned or women-run coffee farms and are members of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, which works to empower women throughout the coffee growing and exporting process around the world.Coffee is of tremendous importance to the recovery of Burundi’s economy following their ten year long civil war. This coffee represents not only the recovery of Burundi’s coffee industry, but a rejuvenation of its people. The international Women’s Coffee Alliance Burundi chapter was formed in 2010. The coffees: Kinyovu Washing Station, IWCA Lot #761, Strawberry, Watermelon, Clean Finish; Kinyovu Washing Station, IWCA Lot #774,Green Apple, Sour Cherry, Lemon, Lime when cool; Karehe Washing Station, IWCA Lot #780, Honey, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Plum/Prune, Dried Red Apple.
Coffee by Design
Bread has been stored in linen for centuries. Linen keeps the bread fresh and the crust crusty! These bags are made right here in Portland by Anne Riggs Designs. They come in three sizes, loaf, round, and baguette and sell for $16 each. The perfect gift for both the home baker and the local bread buyer.
Anne Riggs Designs
etsy.com/shop/AnneRiggsDesigns and available at the Merchant Company on Congress Street
Gift a tasty & fun experience to the food lover(s) in your life. Use towards 2 tickets in any of our locations! Great taste has no expiration.
This gift is a one-size-fits-all for a unique gift for the holidays. Inside you will find a Baker’s dozen of assorted home made Italian cookies!
My 3 Sisters Italian Cookies
86 Codman Street
Higher Grounds Sampler Tote – $60
Whether you’re looking for a great coffee or tea pick-me-up for your most discriminating family or friends, or a soothing and restoring herbal concoction to lift your spirits as the days get shorter, a sampler tote full of fine curated goods from Higher Grounds would be a perfect fit for your holiday gift needs. Help your loved ones find their own Higher Grounds this year!”
45 Wharf Street
2018 SunriseGuide – Print & Mobile – $20-$29.95
Celebrate healthy, local, and eco-friendly Maine with the SunriseGuide. With hundreds of coupons from greater Portland’s favorite locally-owned businesses, the SunriseGuide is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Now available in print and in mobile at fine retailers throughout greater Portland as well as online at www.thesunriseguide.com.
Gift cards in all denominations available for Portland House Of Music and Events. Any gift card purchase of $50 more receives a free t-shirt.
Music Lesson Gift Certificate – Any Amount
Looking for the perfect gift for the musician in your life? Give the gift of music! Portland Conservatory of Music offers gift certificates in any dollar amount. Our talented faculty teach private lessons in over 30 different instruments, welcoming students of all ages and abilities. We also offer a variety of group lessons every semester, from group guitar classes, to jazz ensembles, youth vocal ensembles, and our New Horizons Adult Concert Band. Music brings joy to our lives, and will make the perfect gift for your loved one this holiday season!
Silver Wrap Rings – $144
No two exactly the same. Made with one continuous piece of hammered metal, measure about 3/4″ long. Custom orders are welcome, available in any length.
70 Merrill St
Sterling silver necklaces with sailboat or lighthouse designs; available in 11 colors.
Charm Necklace – Starting at $15
Looking to customize your gifts this year? Treat your friends and family to handmade gifts of jewelry designed by YOU! This delicate charm necklace can include birthstones, favorite colors, and special charms unique to the recipient. Not only do we teach our customers how to create beautiful pieces of jewelry, our friendly staff can help you put these items together if you’ve never done it before. Our store is filled to the brim with beautiful beads, charms, pendants, and jewelry kits. Prices range from $15 to $30 depending upon materials chosen.
915 Forest Ave
Sand Dollar Pendant Necklace – $28
The Sand Dollar Pendant is made from a real sand dollar found by Sarah, a lobsterman from Georgetown. Created by accident when a glass of wine spilled on a pile of sand dollars, Sarah has perfected the dying, drying sealing process to create gorgeous pendants in a variety of colors.
Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine
35 Exchange St
Lacey Gold and Diamond Earrings – $650
These lacey earrings can be found at Folia Jewelry at 50 Exchange Street in Portland. They are from Edith Armstongs Cesca Collection and are made from 18k gold with flush set diamonds. These stunning open work earrings are $650.
50 Exchange St
Maine Historical Society Sea Bag –$150
Celebrate Maine Statehood (1820) and Maine Historical Society with this custom tote from Sea Bags of Portland, Maine. The tote features a map of Maine from our Maine Memory Network collection and is printed on recycled sail fabric with hemp handles. Bag measures 17″ x 19″ with a flat bottom that allows for carrying lots of cool stuff!
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Anchorpak Dash – $139
Waxed Canvas Bag – Starting at $24.50
Portmanteau’s Tall Open Tote ($79.50) and matching Wristlet ($24.50) are both constructed in Waxed Canvas and are fully lined. They have leather straps and trim. Made right here on Wharf Street.
Octopus Handbag – $140
Our Anchor Bucket Bag & Octopus Handbag are our nautical classics that everybody loves. Their recycled sailcloth is tough enough to carry your everyday essentials. This collection is a go-to-gift for anyone this holiday season especially those with wanderlust.
Tickets to the Polar Express – $29 (Coach) & $45 (First Class)
The Polar Express™ Train ride returns to Portland for another season of magical memories! Guests on board meet the Conductor, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and listen to a reading of the enchanting story as they journey to the “North Pole.” Santa greets children aboard the train while passengers sing along to carols as they travel back to the train station. This is the only officially licensed Polar Express™ train ride in the state and is the largest annual fundraiser for the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum.
Limited Edition Holiday Link – $20.95
Description: A sleek and modern translucent toy, made in Maine, designed for dogs to see and smell their treats while working to get them out. Available at the Planet Dog Store (211 Marginal Way) or at planetdog.com
211 Marginal Way
Big Sister Mouse – $30
The Maileg Mice in a Box make for a special gift. They are small enough to bring with you on adventures and have their very own matchbox bed to sleep in each night. Also available: Big Brother Mouse.
42 exchange street
Cat Bow Tie – $7.99
Your kitty will be on top of the world with this look. Featuring green buffalo plaid, the Ski Patrol Bow Tie will add some serious new options to your kitty’s wardrobe since it can be put on or taken off depending on what look your cat is going for. Attaches with elastic loops to collar (not included).
The Fish & Bone
195 Commercial Street, Portland
Honey Exchange Bee Mug – $24
This sturdy, 16 ounce mug features a sandblasted image that won’t fade or peel, ever. It is microwave and dishwasher safe.
The Honey Exchange
494 Stevens Ave
Cozychic Throw – $148
Give the coziest gift this holiday season with a Cozychic Throw from Barefoot Dreams. It is sure to be enjoyed no matter the season.
Handcrafted Ceramic Rising Tide mug by C&M Ceramics – $37
Rising Tide enlisted our neighbors at C&M Ceramics to design a unique ceramic drinking vessel for us and, naturally, they hit it out of the park! These beautifully handcrafted mugs are each unique in their minor details.
Quilted Table Runner – Starting at $49
Dress your holiday table with a beautiful and reversible table runner! Handcrafted and one of a kind, these runners also make fabulous gifts! Wrap one around a bowl of fruit or use it to line a basket filled with your favorite treats! Prices start at $49.00
Patti’s Machine Quliting & Gallery
570 Brighton Ave
Fore River Gallery
87 Market St
Giclee Print – Starting at $35
My Maine Ornaments – $12
70 Merrill Street
RN Cohen 2018 Maine Calendar – $10
This is Cohen’s 25th Calendar and has all new paintings.
609a Congress St
Octopus Bottle Opener – $60
This sea-inspired Bottle Opener will keep spirits high at your next gathering. It features an illustration from the official expedition report of the HMS Challenger, the 1872-76 scientific cruise that established the field of oceanography. It’s a sophisticated touch for your bar tool collection. Add engraving or gift wrap for a more personal presentation to someone special.
1 Pleasant St
CrossFit Foundations Class and Three 1-on-1 Sessions – $200
CrossFit Beacon offers $200 gift certificates for the on-ramp Foundations, three 1-on-1 sessions with a coach to get started on your path to fitness and fun.
341 Marginal Way
Maine Island Trail Membership and Guide – $45
“The Maine Island Trail is a water trail spanning over 200 islands and coastal sites along the 375 miles of the Maine coast. With membership starting at $45, Maine Island Trail Association members receive a paper Trail Guide, full access to our Mobile App, and discounts at local retailers and outfitters. Give a MITA gift membership to the boater in your life this holiday season, and they’ll become part of an active community dedicated to access and stewardship of Maine’s wild islands!
Maine Island Trail Association
100 Kensington St
Sea Kayaking Trip on the Maine Island Trail – Starting at $40
Portland Paddle offers a range of guided, multi-day sea kayaking adventures in the water trail of islands that runs along the Maine coast. All trips include delicious meals, all the sea kayaking gear you’ll need and an expert local guide. Gift certificates are for sale on Portland Paddle‘s websitethat can be used for multi-day trips or shorter day trips and lessons.
Cutter Street and Eastern Promenade
90 Minute Float – $65
Give the gift of complete relaxation. Floating in a warm, Epsom salt solution helps to reduce inflammation and provides stress relief.
500 Washington Ave
Gift Certificate for Facial Rejuvenation – Any Amount
Give the gift of health and beauty with a gift certificate for Facial Rejuvenation. Experience inner balance and outer beauty in a peaceful, healing setting. This treatment rejuvenates the skin for younger looking, healthy, glowing complexion and a feeling of inner peace and calm.
Sue Vittner Massage
31 Exchange St
Portland Buy Local Graphic Design Open Call 2018-2020
Portland Buy Local is accepting submissions for a graphic designer. The two-year fixed fee contract includes eight completed designs: two covers for the Portland Buy Local print directory, two seasonal posters (for a total four), and two event posters. PBL may request additional graphic work, as needed, at an hourly rate. Contract extends from February 2018 – March 2020.
The annual directory is distributed throughout Greater Portland and reaches tens of thousands of residents and visitors. The posters are distributed to hundreds of the Buy Local member businesses. The graphics are also used on our website and Facebook page. Examples of previous work can be found at: https://www.portlandbuylocal.org/examples-previous-portland-buy-local-designs/
To be considered, please submit the following by December 11th, 2017:
A directory cover design will be needed at the end of March – please only apply if you will be available to begin work in February/March. The March deliverable will be the directory cover graphic, 5.5” x 8.5” in size.
The selected designer will enter into a two-year contract with Portland Buy Local to provide the described design work over the next two years. The two-year contract for design services will be compensated at $3200 ($400 per design) over the length of the contract, paid in quarterly installments. The selected designer will also receive a Portland Buy Local business membership for the length of the contract. Graphic work becomes property of the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance (PIBCA).
Open to Maine artists and Maine-based design firms (must reside in Maine at least six months/year)
Deadline: December 11th, 2017
E-mail submissions to: email@example.com with the subject line “PBL Graphic Designer 2018”
Include name, address, and daytime phone number
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to present an annual group exhibition of two and three-dimensional works of art on December 1 at 10:00 a.m. The show features over 30 works created en plein air or in studio, depicting a range of scenes in a variety of mediums. The exhibit includes paintings by artists’ Amy Bickford, Patricia Chandler, Jane Herbert, Julianne Garvey, Jen Pagnini, and Austin Stilphen; sculptures by Charles Ellithorpe, DVM; and works in clay by Richard Boyd. Open 10am to 3pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through January 28, 2018. For more information contact the gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the gallery website at http://www.richardboydartgallery.com .
When: December 1, 2017 – January 28, 2018 (10am – 3pm, Friday – Sunday)
Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery
Find spectacular deals & gifts for the holiday season!
Meet local vendors, shop special inventory, and win door buster gifts!
Mark your calendar now, you won’t want to miss our biggest event of the year!
When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: Caravan Beads
Aikido of Maine / Allagash Brewing Co. / Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum / angela adams / BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate / Bull Feeney's / Caravan Beads / Casco Bay EyeCare / Casco Bay Frames & Gallery / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / The Fish & Bone / Green Clean Maine / Joan Leitzer / Teel Law Office, LLC / Liquid Riot / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Max Ashburn / Nine Stones / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Port Property Management / Portland Downtown / Portland Farmers’ Market / Portside Real Estate Group / Renys Department Store / Rich Nowak / Sebago Brewing Company / Stacy Mitchell / Summit Case Management Services, LLC. / The SunriseGuide / Tsunami Tattoo / University Credit Union / University of Southern Maine / Wellness Connection of Maine / XPress Copy / Young’s Furniture