FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nathan O’Leary
“Best Of” nominations complete; top 10 nominees in each category move on to the finals. More than 150,000 votes expected to be tallied.
[Portland, Maine, Aug 1, 2019—] Voting for the 2019 Best of Portland Old Port Awards begins Aug. 1 and will continue through midnight on Aug. 31. All nominees are eligible for voting currently; halfway through the process on Aug 14, the field will be narrowed to 10 finalists for the final two weeks of voting, ending on Aug 31st at midnight.
3,760 people participated in the nominations with a total of more than 30,000 entries. Winners will be announced and honored at an awards gala to be held later this month. From restaurants to nightlife, culture to industry, and news anchors to tattoo shops, this is one of the top honors residents of and visitors to Portland can bestow upon the places and people they find the most endearing, fun, lively and just generally valuable in any number of ways to time spent here.
Voting is easy! Anyone, anywhere can participate and those interested can vote once per day per email address. Everyone starts fresh; no rollover from the nominations round. Visit https://bit.ly/32svHHH and cast a lot for everything from lobster rolls to artists and best bartenders. The process is simple, easy and even fun. The hard-working folks that make Portland such a magnificent place to live and to visit deserve recognition; show some love to favorite businesses, artisans, media personalities, and local causes!
“There’s so much changing in Portland right now and the kind of growth we’re experiencing can be difficult to deal with, so we wanted to put some fun back in Portland and this is one of the ways Portland Old Port is doing that,” says publisher Nathan O’Leary. “Recognizing the “Best Of” Portland is just a start. We have a big year of existing and new projects coming up that we’re really excited about. Stay tuned!”
Voters can choose from a list of carefully selected categories, including: Best Bar, Best Cocktail, Best Happy Hour, Best LGBTQ Bar, Best Maine Beer, Best Comedian, Best Tattoo Shop, Best TV News Anchor, Best Food Truck, Best Blog/Website, Best Seafood Market, Best Bank/Credit Union, Best Bookstore, Best New Business, and so many more.
The Old Port is a district of Portland, Maine, known for its cobblestone streets, 19th-century brick buildings and still active commercial fishing piers. It’s filled with boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It is recognized as one of the most unique and fun neighborhoods in New England and the country.
Portland Old Port covers a wide range of topics for both residents of and visitors to Portland, Maine. It is one of the few local digital and traditional media outlets left in the area and is concentrated on supporting local businesses, people and causes in every way possible.
If you would like more information about the Best of Portland Awards, please contact Nathan O’Leary at 207-209-2094, or email Info@PortlandOldPort.com.