Tag Archives: Portland

WSJ: Portland Westin projects $1.2 million revenue from bar this year, doubling pre-renovation amount

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Leaders of the companies that renovated the former Eastland hotel in downtown Portland told the Wall Street Journal they’re projecting $1.2 million in revenue from the hotel’s penthouse bar and restaurant this year, doubling what the bar brought in annually under its previous operator. The new owners of the Westin Portland Harborview hotel had also doubled the bar’s size as part of a $50 million renovation of […]

Keeping up with Maine Startup and Create Week, at #MSCW

Five Portland entrepreneurs, from a group of about 45 nominees, took home awards for young Portland-area startups last night, kicking off the weeklong Maine Startup and Create Week — which I wrote about here — that aims to showcase and support the state’s early-stage businesses. Besides winning award guitars from the Portland Regional Chamber’s young professionals’ group, PROPEL, the companies winning […]

Austin-based startup blogger ranks Portland among the country’s top five “under-the-radar” tech hubs

The Our Lady of Victories Statue in Monument Square on a clear day in Portland, Maine. (BDN photo by Darren Fishell)

Weed out the big places in tech — like Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah — and there’s a tech hub diamond in the rough: Portland, Maine. At least, tech startup blogger John Egan, editor of the Austin-based SpareFoot Blog, thinks so. He ranked Portland fifth in his list of “under-the-radar tech hubs,” along with Boise, […]