What is 207 Day?
Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local coined the term in 2022 with Maine’s State area code — 2-0-7 — in mind. 207 Day is meant to be a day for Mainers, celebrating what makes Maine, Maine and annually falls on February 7th — get it? 2/07?
What is the 207 Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt?
The 207 Day Scavenger Hunt is the wicked fun way we celebrate Portland and the greater 207. It’s a self-guided, virtual scavenger hunt designed to guide Portlanders out of winter hibernation to explore, shop, eat, drink, and think like a Mainer. The 2022 207 Day explorers — kids all the way up to the adult kids — solved riddles, shucked lobsters with the Bronze Lobsterman in Lobsterman Park, drank blueberry flavored beverages, slurped $2.07 oysters, & wrote Love Notes to Portland. More than 400 explorers joined in 2022, but there is no limit. Come one, come all!
When is the 207 Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt?
Since February 7, 2023 is a Tuesday, the 207 Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt will be held the weekend prior on both Saturday, Feb. 4 & Sunday Feb. 5.
How can I join the 207 Day Weekend Scavenger Hunt?
Registration is open to everyone. This is a virtual, self-guided event. All that is needed is the Scavify app available for download here. The hunt will become available for registration closer to the event. Tasks will be completed by submitting photos, scanning QR codes, and using the GPS check in feature — all available within the app. Contact the Portland Downtown at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
What is the Portland Explorer award?
This award is reserved for the participant who completes the most tasks during the hunt. In 2022, this award went to Tammy Locke, who, with the help of her husband and teen son, completed 93 out of the full 96 tasks. Who will win this wicked honor in 2023?!
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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.