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City Issues RFP for Concession Operations at Various Park Locations   (4/30/2014)
The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to seek qualified vendors to provide concession operations through the use of food trucks and push carts at seven locations throughout the city. More

Delegation Returns from Trip to Japanese Sister-City   (4/29/2014)
A Portland delegation, led by Mayor Michael Brennan, is back from its week-long trip to Shinagawa, Japan in honor of the 30th anniversary of Portland’s first sister-city partnership. More

Portland Police & Fire Simulate Car Accident for Portland High School Students  (4/29/2014)
The City of Portland Police and Fire Departments will respond to a simulated car accident tomorrow morning for the benefit of Portland High School sophomores, juniors and seniors More

Portland Unveils Regional Command Vehicle  (4/28/2014)
The City of Portland is unveiling its regional command vehicle following its first official training deployment yesterday at the Maine Mall. The vehicle provides first responders on both sides of Portland Harbor with a centralized field headquarters facilitating coordination and communication. More

Portland Reinforces Importance of Clean Water  (4/28/2014)
The City of Portland is pleased to announce that it has made significant progress on Clean Water Act compliance issues. Clean water is not only good for your health, but it’s good for economic investment, a healthy environment and it keeps Portland competitive More

Portland Participates in National Drug Take Back  (4/24/2014)
Portland Participates in National Drug Take Back More

Spring Cleaning Update  (4/23/2014)
The City of Portland is pleased to announce that Public Services crews have made great progress with its spring cleaning efforts of streets and sidewalks. More

Casco Bay Parking Garage Set to Get Spring Cleaning May 9th – 11th  (4/23/2014)
Mark your calendars! The Casco Bay Parking Garage is set to get its annual spring cleaning the weekend of May 9, 2014. Casco Bay Parking Garage, unlike other garages in Portland, is nearly full 24 hours a day. More

Urban Runoff 5K & Green Neighbor Family Fest to Be Held This Saturday  (4/22/2014)
The Urban Runoff 5K and Green Neighbor Family Fest will be held this Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Deering High School in Portland. More

City Launches ‘Sundays on the Boulevard'  (4/22/2014)
The City of Portland and its partners today announced that it is launching Sundays on the Boulevard starting May 4, 2014 More

Delegation Departs to Japanese Sister-City for 30th Anniversary Celebration  (4/17/2014)
A Portland delegation, led by Mayor Michael Brennan, is departing for Shinagawa, Japan on Saturday, April 19 for a week long program in honor of the 30th anniversary of Portland’s first sister-city partnership. More

Portland ConnectED Releases Baseline Report   (4/16/2014)
The founding partners of Portland ConnectED, including Mayor Michael F. Brennan, Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk, and executives from education, civic, business, and philanthropic sectors, will introduce their Baseline Report tomorrow, which sets forth the initiative’s goals and strategies to ensure healthy childhood experiences and ever-increasing educational outcomes for all of Portland’s children, youth, and families, from cradle-to career, college and citizenship. More

Sanitation Crews WILL Collect Trash & Recycling on Patriot's Day, Monday, April 21, 2014  (4/15/2014)
The City of Portland’s Solid Waste crews WILL collect trash and recycling on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 21, 2014. City crews will also collect trash on most Federal Holidays in 2014. All items need to be placed curbside by 6:30 a.m. to ensure collection. More

Mayor Brennan Presents Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine Alumni Association with Proclamation in Honor of 85th Annual Patriots Day 5-Miler  (4/15/2014)
Mayor Michael Brennan will join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine tomorrow in order to present its Alumni Association with a proclamation that honors the group’s 85th Annual Patriots Day 5-Miler. More

City, State & Federal Officials Break Ground on Thompson’s Point Development Project  (4/11/2014)
City, State and Federal officials today joined representatives from the Thompson’s Point Development Company, Inc. to break ground on the $3.8 million off-site public infrastructure improvements for the Thompson’s Point project. More

Portland Announces Hall School Added to State Education Board’s List of Approved Building Projects  (4/10/2014)
Portland city and school officials announced that the Maine State Board of Education voted unanimously today to add Portland’s Fred P. Hall Elementary School to the state’s Major Capital Construction Approved Projects List. More

City Clerk’s Office Announces Voter Guidelines for Upcoming Municipal   (4/9/2014)
The City Clerk’s office today announced to Portland voters the guidelines for the upcoming municipal elections, which includes new city districts and polling locations for some residents. More

Portland Recreation Program Rewards Sea Dogs Opening Day Tickets to More Than 500 Kids  (4/8/2014)
The City of Portland is excited to announce that its Read Your Way To Opening Day program is rewarding more than 500 kids with tickets to the Portland Sea Dogs opening day game on Thursday, April 10. More

Delegation Returns from Trip to Russian Sister-City   (4/8/2014)
A Greater Portland delegation, led by Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, is now home following a week-long visit to Arkhangelsk, Russia in honor of the 25th anniversary of the sister-city relationship. More

Spring Cleaning Begins!  (4/7/2014)
It’s finally that time of year again! The City of Portland Public Services department is transitioning from snow removal operations to spring cleanup More

Congress Square Design Team to Hold Next Public Meeting  (4/3/2014)
The design team for the Congress Square Redesign will hold a working meeting for the members of the Congress Square Redesign Study Group and the public to review the findings of their initial assessment and discuss design directions going forward. The meeting will be held Tuesday, April 22 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. More

Landlords and Immigrant Community Leaders Come Together to Find Common Solutions  (4/2/2014)
Community meeting marks the beginning of efforts to build understanding and communication between landlords and new Mainer tenants More

Portland Leaders Hold Press Conference to Discuss State of USM  (4/2/2014)
Portland Leaders Hold Press Conference to Discuss State of USM More

Pine Grove Park Forest Management Work Commences   (3/28/2014)
The City of Portland Public Services – Forestry Section has commenced forest management work at Pine Grove Park with the goal of improving the long term health and safety of the park. More

City Issues Online Disability Survey - Portland Disability Advisory Committee asks community for input  (3/28/2014)
Following the Portland Disability Advisory Committee’s first public forum earlier this week, the group has issued an online survey in the hopes that community members will provide their input regarding Portland’s accessibility and livability. The link to the survey can be found on the city’s website as the first item under “city news” or directly via this link. More

Delegation Departs to Russian Sister-City for 25th Anniversary Celebration  (3/27/2014)
A Greater Portland delegation, led by Portland City Councilor Ed Suslovic, is departing for Arkhangelsk, Russia on Friday, March 28 for a week long program in honor of the 25th anniversary of the sister-city relationship. More

City to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Evergreen Cemetery Expansion Project  (3/27/2014)
The City of Portland is hosting a meeting regarding the proposed Evergreen Cemetery expansion project on April 15, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Wilde Memorial Chapel at Evergreen Cemetery on Stevens Avenue. More

Marijuana & Youth: a Community Conversation  (3/14/2014)
The 21 Reasons Steering Committee, in collaboration with the City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department, Public Health Division’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program, are hosting a community conversation about marijuana and the effects on youth. This is an opportunity to pose questions and get answers from professionals, advocates, and our community leaders on how this issue effects youth in our community. The event is open and free to the public. More

FAQs: City of Portland, Maine - Marijuana Use and Possession  (11/8/2013)
1. What is the effective date of the new marijuana ordinance? Under Chapter 9 of the City Code, the new ordinance will be effective thirty (30) calendar days after the declaration of the official canvass of the return of the election or December 6, 2013. More

Looking for Parking in the Vicinity of Casco Bay Lines?  (8/17/2012)
Please click here for a list and map of the businesses that provide parking within the vicinity of Casco Bay Lines. This information also includes places that offer monthly parking rates as well. For more information, please call our Parking Control Office, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. at 874-8443. More


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Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.

With a metro population of 230,000, the Greater Portland area is home to almost one quarter of Maine's total population. The population of the city is 66,363.

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