Downtown Worker Appreciation Day Returns


After a two-year hiatus, a beloved community event is making its triumphant return!Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is a celebration of Portland’s amazing, resilient, diverse & dynamic workforce. On this special day, we’ll tip our hats to the people who make Portland thrive! Whether you work in an office, a restaurant, a bar, a store, or a gallery – we want to say THANK YOU.So drop by our tents in Monument Square and let us spoil you! Our goodies include reusable tote bags, tasty “to go” snacks, fresh flowers, a coupon booklet filled with deals at local businesses, and a few surprises from Portland Downtown and our event sponsors.Anyone who lives or works downtown is welcome to attend. Please remember that supplies are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.


To ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone:1. Masks are required. All staff, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees must wear a mask at all times at the event.2. The large outdoor event space allows for distancing. Please respect personal space and boundaries.3. All snacks will be “to go” (pre-packaged). Please refrain from eating on-site.4. Coffee will not be served this year, but many of your favorite coffee shops are featured in the coupon booklet.5. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. See details below.Additionally: While vaccination rates are strong in Maine (and Portland specifically), we know that some residents and visitors have not yet gotten their shot. A Mobile Vaccination Unit will be available in the Square for those ready to receive the vaccination.


Plans can change quickly and unexpectedly! Pre-registering through Eventbrite ensures that you’ll receive important event updates via email. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest news.Pre-registering will also automatically enter you into our raffle. Our prizes have been generously donated by local businesses including All Kind Bodega, Arabica, Gallery at the Hay, Hilton Garden Inn, Maine Photo Works, Mexicali Blues, The North Point, Se Vende, Stonewall Kitchen, The Westin Portland Harborview, and Mensroom Salon. Winners will be drawn the day after the event (Friday, September 24th).


Downtown Worker Appreciation Day is co-hosted by Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local. The event is possible thanks to the support of our wonderful community sponsors & partners including:• Machias Savings Bank
• Benchmark Real Estate
• Avesta Housing
• J.B.Brown & Sons
• MaineHealth
• City of Portland
• Cabot Cheese

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