Discover Downtown Westbrook is Maine’s 10th Main Street community. The organization was formed as the Downtown Westbrook Coalition in November 2014 as a Downtown Network community, and received its official Main America Street accreditation from the Maine Downtown Center on November 9, 2017. On that evening we also changed our name to something more action-oriented: Discover Downtown Westbrook! We use the Four-Point Approach framework created by the National Main Street Center, which was established by the National Trust in 1980. This national group has a proven successful record at downtown revitalization, with thousands of volunteer-driven organizations all around the country.
Located on the Presumpscot River in Westbrook, Maine. The “spinning” (actually slowly rotating) disk was huge – about 300 feet (100 meters) in size – making it one of the largest, if not the largest, one on record. Originally started in 2019 but occurred in 2020 briefly.
Discover Downtown Westbrook collaborates with municipal organizations, including city hall on various projects. Together with the support of the city we have helped on projects ranging from business improvement projects to event planning. We hope to continue to find new ways to help the city of Westbrook grow and expand our downtown.
We are super proud of our beer scene! Discover Downtown Westbrook has participated in the ribbon cuttings for both Mast Landing & Yes Brewing. If you have not experienced what we have to offer it is worth the trip. Last year Mast Landing alone produced over 100 different types of beer.
Discover Downtown Westbrook also supports our community events and schools. We are bringing a Westbrook High School student to participate on the executive board level so that we will have a well rounded view of the community needs.
The restaurant scene in Westbrook is gaining momentum and led by some well established master chefs. Come check out Casa Novella, The Frog & Turtle, Blazes Burgers, The Fajita Grill, Portland Pie, Legends Rest, The Stockhouse, Profenno's and more.
Discover Downtown Westbrook organizes and runs several events throughout the year. Feel free to check out our events section on this website to learn more about the current schedule. If you are interested in helping out with one of these events feel free to contact us. Run the Ridge, Winterfest and Feast of the Falls are all wonderful events.
This corner of Main and Bridge, was 1st named Rudy Vallée Square in 1930 and was rededicated in 2009. At the 2009 dedication, Eleanor Vallée, Rudy’s widow, and William Vallée, Rudy’s nephew, unveiled the statue of Rudy.
Please contact us if you want to get involved. The success of our events often comes from the community participation. Winterfest, Feast of the Falls & Run the Ridge are all well supported by community volunteers. Thanks to everyone who has helped in the past.
Build a diverse economic base
Catalyze smart new investment
Cultivate a strong new entrepreneurship ecosystem
Create an inviting inclusive atmosphere
Celebrate historic character
Foster accessible, people-centered public spaces
Build leadership and strong organizational capacity
Ensure broad community engagement
Forge partnerships across sectors
Market district's defining assets
Communicate unique features through storytelling
Support buy-local experience
Throughout the year, Downtown Westbrook identifies activities, projects, and events that enhance the downtown. Often times there is a need for community members to be involved. Please consider using your expertise and passion on any one of our ad hoc committees. They are constantly changing based on our current efforts. Please contact us to get involved.
Westbrook has a vibrant community of restaurants featuring a diverse variety of cuisine. See our restaurant finder and directory of food favorites.Restaurant Finder
Heather is a resident of Westbrook and the owner and founder of the SunriseGuide and the Green & Healthy Maine magazines. She has been helping small businesses grow and thrive for more than 20 years. Heather serves as an advisory trustee of Portland Trails and the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust. She is a graduate of the 10ksb entrepreneurship program at Babson College, the Institute for Civic Leadership, Maine’s Top Gun business acceleration program and served for two years in the AmeriCorps National Service program in Denver, CO. She is passionate about outdoor adventure, art, local foods and community. Heather has volunteered with Discover downtown Westbrook since its inception and helped launch the annual Run The Ridge fundraising event. She is excited to work with our talented board, local businesses, the City and the community as we continue to work together to make downtown Westbrook a walkable, livable, thriving destination.
The Presumpscot River flows right through the heart of Westbrook and just along main street. The waterway and the city have been intertwined since the area’s first settlers, came here looking for a source of power and food. With the river, they found both.
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Discover Downtown Westbrook
P.O. Box 269
Westbrook, Maine 04098
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