Telling the Story of Local

For almost 15 years, Portland Buy Local has been lifting up local businesses through our seasonal “Buy Local” campaigns, our Buy Local Directory

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Portland Buy Local Advocacy

Small independent businesses are the backbone of the Portland economy. As the economic landscape of the nation continues to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland Buy Local is carrying the best interests and concerns of Portland’s small businesses to public officials and government agencies, both locally and nationally. Join us in supporting our community’s small businesses now so they will be ready to rebuild the economy and restore the vitality of our communities in the future.

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Sponsor a Business

To further our support of local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland Buy Local is introducing a community-based sponsorship program. Each sponsorship supports a business by providing:

  • Access to critical digital resources
  • Ongoing education and consulting
  • Promotion through Portland Buy Local’s website and social media
  • Connections to financial assistance
  • And statewide advocacy efforts raising awareness for the needs of local businesses

For $150 you can sponsor a small business and cover the next year of access to these resources. The sponsored business will immediately be promoted, contacted to determine their greatest needs at this time, and provided specific resources they can use to help their company.
This sponsorship covers the opportunity for the business to access these resources at no cost to them. By sponsoring you will be matched with a specific business and given their business name so you can stay connected to them.

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Thank you for your support of Portland’s small, local businesses!

Thank you to our Sustaining Members!

Bayside Bowl / Benchmark Real Estate / Bull Feeney’s / Caravan Beads / Casco Bay EyeCare / Casco Bay Frames & Gallery / Clark Insurance / ClickToast – Digital Advertising / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / Emily Broadbent / The Fish & Bone / Float Harder Relaxation Center


Green Clean Maine / Hannah Wolken / Joan Leitzer / Knack Factory / Liquid Riot / Longfellow Books / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Maine Outdoor Film Festival / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Nine Stones Spa / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours

  Portland Food Co-op  / Portland Downtown / Renys Department Store / Rosemont Market & Bakery / Stacy Mitchell / Taproot Magazine / The SunriseGuide / The West End News / University Credit Union / Wellness Connection of Maine / XPress Copy / YMCA of Southern Maine / Young’s Furniture