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Posted on: November 21, 2014

City Outlines Inspections Task Force Members & Process

In the wake of the tragic fire on Noyes Street that claimed the lives of six young people, the City of Portland has established a task force to review its inspections programs. The first phase is an internal review of city codes and ordinances. Following ...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to be Held Friday, November 28

The tree that signals the start of the holiday season in Portland arrived in Monument Square on Thursday, November 20.

"After an exhaustive search of Greater Portland, we found the perfect tree. It will look spectacular when adorned with lights i...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Portland Development Corporation & City to Honor Three Local Businesses

Later this month, three local Portland businesses will be recognized by the City of Portland and the Portland Development Corporation (PDC) at this year’s annual awards ceremony for their role in expanding the city’s economic vitality. The award recipient...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2014

City Establishes Task Force in Wake of Noyes Street Fire

In the wake of last Saturday’s tragic fire that claimed the lives of six young people, City officials continue to assist in the investigation to determine a cause as well as assist with remembrances of the victims.

“This is a very emotional and raw ti...Read on...

20 Noyes Street Inspections Report
Posted on: October 16, 2014

Next Public Meeting for Proposed Stormwater Service Charge November 13

The Portland City Council has lined up a series of public meetings so residents and business owners can participate in the review process for the proposed stormwater service charge. The Finance Committee will hold its October 23, 2014 meeting at Casco Bay...Read on...

Posted on: October 30, 2014

Portland Issues RFI for Citywide Bike Sharing System

The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development department is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for bike share vendors interested in working with the City to help bring a citywide bike sharing system to town. The City is interested in gather...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

City Celebrates National Food Day; Receives $50,000 Grant for After School & Summer Meals Programs

Mayor Brennan celebrated National Food Day on October 24, 2014 during the monthly meeting of his Healthy & Sustainable Food System Committee. At the meeting, Mayor Brennan announced that the City recently received a $50,000 grant from The National Lea...Read on...

Posted on: October 23, 2014

Portland Kicks Off Open Spaces Planning Process with Upcoming Meetings

Does Portland value outdoor recreation? Space to grow food? Green and climate-smart infrastructure? Natural beauty and respite from the urban setting? Questions like these are critical to shaping a shared vision for our city’s open spaces. In turn, Portla...Read on...

Portland Trails
Posted on: October 20, 2014

Mayor Brennan Kicks Off FootGolf at Riverside Golf Course

Mayor Michael Brennan kicked off a new sport at Riverside Golf Course this morning – FootGolf. The sport will be offered at Riverside’s South Course from October 24 through November 30. Portland’s golf course is the first one in Maine to offer the sport, ...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Portland Officials Celebrate Announcement of New Private Sector Waterfront Incubator

City, state and business officials today announced the successful establishment of a new waterfront incubator that will be located in Portland, the New England Ocean Cluster. The Iceland Ocean Cluster led by Thor Sigfusson, has partnered with North Atlant...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Mayor Brennan Announces $50,000 Grant for Economic Development Initiative

Mayor Michael Brennan today announced that the Growing Portland collaborative has received a $50,000 grant to study health informatics in Maine. The Maine Technology Institute (MTI) awarded Growing Portland $25,000 with the remaining matched by contributi...Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Congress Street Named One of America's Great Streets

The American Planning Association (APA) today announced that Portland’s Congress Street has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Streets for ...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2014

City's Facade Improvement Program Gives Facelift to Congress Street

Thanks in part to the City of Portland’s Façade Improvement Program, three buildings and six storefronts on Congress Street have been, or are in the process of, getting a facelift. The City’s Economic Development Department created the program, and c...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2014

Portland Named 2014's 19th Most Educated Metro Area

Portland was named 2014's 19th Most Educated Metro Area in a recent study from the personal finance outlet WalletHub.com. You can find the full study here.<...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Portland Launches Citywide Open Spaces Assessment & Comprehensive Planning Initiative

The City of Portland, The Trust for Public Land, and Portland Trails announced today that they are joining forces to launch a citywide open spaces assessment and comprehensive planning initiative that will engage interested organizations and residents in ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyPortland bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyDashboard. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see ...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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