Friday, July 26, 2019

City received more than $900,000 assist asylum seekers

"The city of Portland has received more than $900,000 in recent donations to help assist newly arrived asylum seekers. Finance officials are recommending the city prioritize housing, basic needs and reimbursing local groups as it begins to appropriate the funds.The city’s finance committee unanimously endorsed that plan on Thursday night. Portland City Manager Jon Jennings told the committee that housing is the most urgent need, and is what the city told the public it would use the donations for."

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sustain Maine Happier Hour Tonight 11/9

The Portland Pirates have invited Portland Buy Local to be the guest host of this week’s “Sustain Maine” Happier Hour at Empire. Local matters, local minds, local music!

Every Friday, the “Sustain Maine” series celebrates local community/environmental initiatives, local businesses, and local food + drink. Tickets are FREE w/valid ID + email address, and you can enter to win great prizes like Pirates’ tickets, Buy Local T Shirts, and a Portland Buy Local Individual Membership.

So come to Empire Dine and Dance (575 Congress Street) to connect with Portland Buy Local friends, enjoy food and local drink specials, hear some great music, and find out what “Sustain Maine” is all about!

When: Friday, November 9th

Where: 575 Congress Street

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Peninsula City Councilors Endorse Lyons

Wellington "Wells" Lyons has more than money going for him in his bid to unseat five-term City Councilor Nicholas Mavodones Jr. He has endorsements from two of Mavodones' peers, councilors Kevin Donoghue and David Marshall. The two councilors, members of the Green Independent Party, announced their support for Lyons on Tuesday, largely because he's a progressive Democrat who's more likely to back the Green agenda.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Beer Week

Portland Beer Week November 4 - 11
"an opportunity to enhance beer knowledge and appreciation through a series of events in the great city of Portland, Maine. Throughout the week, gatherings will be held to sample many unique offerings from dozens of world class brewers. With the support of local taverns, restaurants, caterers, retailers, and entertainers, Portland Beer Week is sure to provide something for everyone."

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Indie Biz Awards & Auction

Portland Buy Local: Please join us the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at One Longfellow Square for the 2012 Awards ceremony and to learn who this year’s winners are. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the Awards will be announced at 8:00 p.m.  
This year’s Awards will also feature live music from local musicians Cubozoa and Josh Madore and a live auction featuring incredible local experiences like a private tour and tasting at Allagash Brewery, a year’s membership to GreenLight Studio, a day’s worth of cleaning from Green Clean Maine, and more! The auction will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Photo Works - Grand Re-Opening

Portland Photo Works has moved to 613A Congress St. We will have our grand opening this Friday during the First Friday Art Walk - 5-8 pm.

Photo Works now offers printing, film and print scanning, art copy services and framing. There is also a small gallery of photography.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Vote for your favorite Indie Biz

Buy Local:
Voting for the 2012 Indie Biz Awards is now open! You may vote once per day until Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Please join us the evening of Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at One Longfellow Square for the 2012 Awards ceremony and to learn who this year’s winners are.