Around southern Maine, plenty of stores will open their doors early for Black Friday – some even Thanksgiving evening. That includes many local and independent businesses who are hoping to turn Black Friday a little plaid this year. The Plaid Friday movement is the local-shop alternative to the Black Friday at the big box stores. (We already try to be thoughtful about what we buy and who we buy for – it makes sense to also be thoughtful about who we buy from.)
Tagged: portland downtown district
It’s true, things WILL be great when you’re downtown. At least on Thursday anyway, when Downtown Worker Appreciation Day fills the streets with gratitude, acknowledgment and best of all: free stuff. The Portland Downtown District and Portland Buy Localhave teamed up to applaud the workers and workplaces that make Portland the bustling downtown that it is.