What is 207 Day?
February 7th is annually celebrated as 207 Day in Maine, inspired by the state’s area code. The 207 Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt is an opportunity to explore, shop, eat, drink, and experience all that Maine has to offer in honor of the holiday, but on the first weekend of February (Feb. 3 & Feb. 4, 2024).
This self-guided, virtual scavenger hunt is designed to encourage Portlanders out of winter hibernation and enjoy our city’s corner of Maine, taking pictures to complete a series of tasks, riddles, and more for a chance to earn prizes.
Registration is opening soon. Save the date and join the Portland Downtown’s “General List” here to receive emails about this event.
Portland Downtown is a 501c4 non profit Downtown Improvement District (DID). Mission: Stimulates a vibrant, thriving, and sustainable downtown community.
Portland Buy Local
The Portland Buy Local campaign was launched in July 2006 by Portland business owners and citizens working to counteract the rising influence of national chains through collective marketing, education, and advocacy. After receiving an enthusiastic response from both businesses and residents, the initial working group incorporated the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance (PIBCA) as a 501c(6) in September 2006 and formed the organization’s first Board of Directors and Advisory Board., independent businesses are the foundation of a resilient, engaged community. We shape Portland’s business climate to support the needs of local businesses through education, marketing, connection, and advocacy. Mission: Local, independent businesses are the foundation of a resilient, engaged community. We shape Portland’s business climate to support the needs of local businesses through education, marketing, connection, and advocacy.
Small, independent businesses need us now more than ever. The pandemic has bruised our local economy and, every day, more and more business owners face impossible decisions. In 2020 and beyond, Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local are joining forces for a critical initiative we call Mission 3/65. The concept is simple: Pick 3. Spend $65. Support the businesses you love. Please join us as we thank, celebrate, and uplift the locally owned businesses that are the heart and soul of Portland.