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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 22, 2014

Portland Asks for Help in Clearing Catch Basins During Heavy Rain Storm

As a Nor’easter descends upon Portland bringing heavy rain and strong winds, the City of Portland’s Public Services crews are busy working across the city to clear catch basins of leaves to avoid flooding. It’s likely that this storm will bring down the m...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Public Review Schedule Set for Proposed Stormwater Service Charge

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 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 16, 2014

October 22 Public Meeting to Discuss Spring Street Re-Design Progress

On Wednesday, October 22nd, the City of Portland's Planning and Urban Development Department will host a public meeting to discuss progress on the re-design of Spring Street in Portland's downtown. The public is invited to provide input and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Dredging Group to Present Interim Findings - Proposes Construction of Maine's 1st CAD Cell

The Portland Harbor Non-Federal Dredge Workgroup (NFD) will present its interim findings to the Waterfront Alliance – a harbor advocacy group representing both Portland and South Portland interests – at an October 14 meeting. The NFD Workgroup has priorit...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: September 9, 2014

City of Portland to Offer Seven Flu Vaccine Clinics This Fall - Starting 10/8/14

The City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department’s Public Health Division will be holding seven seasonal flu vaccination clinics starting October 8, 2014. The full clinic schedule is outlined in the image and available online Read on...

Posted on: October 1, 2014

Last Sundays on the Boulevard for 2014 Set for October 26

Sundays on the Boulevard involves the closure of Baxter Boulevard to motorists – from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM from Vannah Avenue to Payson Park – for people to walk, run, bike ride, skateboard, and other recreational activities.

Sundays on the Boulevard cl...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 26, 2014

City Council Kicks Off City Manager Search Process

On Monday, September 29, 2014, the Portland City Council City Manager Search Committee, comprised of Mayor Michael Brennan, Councilor Nick Mavodones, Councilor Jill Duson and Councilor Ed Suslovic, will host its first workshop meeting to kick off the sear...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: September 15, 2014

Eight Cruise Ships Call to Port of Portland This Week

The 2014 cruise season is currently at its peak in Portland with eight cruise ships scheduled to call to port this week. The eight ships will bring almost 12,000 passengers to Portland as they spend the day in port. Forty-seven ships alone are scheduled i...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: June 13, 2014

2014 Cruise Season Underway in Portland

The 2014 cruise season is currently underway in Portland. The City’s port will host 74 cruise ship visits with more than 82,000 passengers between June and November. This season the city will also see five maiden voyages, an unprecedented number. Maiden v...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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