Celebrate “Shop Local Saturday” with Portland Buy Local, check out the many local businesses on Washington Avenue, and enjoy a local social hour at Oxbow!
This stretch of Washington Avenue is bustling with lots of new local businesses. See how easy it is to shop for everyone on your list while strolling along one of Portland’s amazing micro-districts!
HOW IT WORKS:
+ Pick up a “Buy Local Bingo” card at any of the participating businesses (listed below) on Saturday, November 24th
+ Between 12-5pm, visit the locally-owned shops on your Bingo card and get a sticker for their spot on your card
+ At 5pm, chat and mingle with friends at a social hour at Oxbow Brewing Company, turn in your completed Buy Local Bingo cards and be entered to win one of MANY raffle prizes!
+If you can’t stick around for social hour, you can turn in your Bingo cards early. We’ll have a designated spot at Oxbow for you to drop it off.
+Washington Avenue has tons of delicious local restaurants! Come hungry and eat lunch, dinner, or both while you’re there!
WHY SHOP LOCAL:
**It keeps money in our local economy**
When you shop at a locally owned, independent business, 76% more of your money stays right here in Portland!
**Local businesses make Portland unique**
One-of-a-kind, independent businesses are an integral part of what makes Portland a great place to live
**Benefit from local business owners’ (and employees’) expertise**
**It’s better for the environment**
You can walk downtown and in our neighborhoods to get what you need from a diverse selection of local businesses
**You have more choices**
A marketplace of thousands of small businesses helps to ensure more innovation and competition, and lower prices over the long term. Independent businesses, choosing products based on what their local customers need and desire, not a national sales plan, guarantees a more diverse range of product and service choices.
*more coming soon!
Aikido of Maine / Allagash Brewing Co. / Bayside Bowl / BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate / Bull Feeney's / Caravan Beads / Casco Bay EyeCare / Clark Insurance / Clicktoast – Digital Advertising / Coffee By Design / CornerStone Building & Restoration / CrossFit Beacon / The Fish & Bone / Float Harder Relaxation Center / Gorham Savings Bank / Green Clean Maine / Joan Leitzer / Lena Geraghty / Liquid Riot / Longfellow Books / Maine Business Immigration Coalition / Malone Commercial Brokers / Marsh Agency / Max Ashburn / Nine Stones / Nomads / OTTO / Philip Spalding / Planet Dog / Port Property Management / Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours / Portland Food Co-op / Portland Downtown / Portside Real Estate Group / Renys Department Store / Sebago Brewing Company / Stacy Mitchell / Taproot Magazine / The SunriseGuide / University Credit Union / University of Southern Maine / Wellness Connection of Maine / XPress Copy / Young’s Furniture