What’s Happening at the Point

Sunday, December 23rd 10am-3pm

Maker’s Market at The Point (Holiday Market)

This local market allows our skilled and expansive community of makers to sell and show their goods here on Thompson’s Point! It also allows the public the experience of browsing and purchasing goods such as local food, local produce, vintage clothing and goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, ceramics and more.

Monday, December 31 11 am – 6 pm

Frequency NYE: Hot Pot & Zoo Logic

Pub House Productions is celebrating New Years with the second installment of our Frequency series! Set in a 22,000 sq ft warehouse, this event will feature 2 custom built stages, 12 EDM DJs, 5 bars, performers, artists, and more. Blast off into 2019 with one of the most memorable parties to ever hit Portland!

Sunday, January 27th 10am-3pm

Maker’s Market at The Point

This local market allows our skilled and expansive community of makers to sell and show their goods here on Thompson’s Point! It also allows the public the experience of browsing and purchasing goods such as local food, local produce, vintage clothing and goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, ceramics and more.



What’s Happening at the Point

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Who’s At The Point

Big Room Studios

Big Room Studios is a digital design and software engineering agency specializing in custom web app solutions, UX design, and virtual reality. They live in the space where technology, design-thinking and humanity meet to make smarter software.

Bissell Brothers Brewery

Bissell Brothers is a production brewery with a location in Portland, Maine, that produces expressive ales and crisp lagers. Their vibrant, family-friendly taproom in Portland is one of the largest in the state, where you can purchase beer to-go in cans and enjoy draft pours on-site. Although distribution outside of their Thompson’s Point facility is limited, they have been able to increase production since their relocation, allowing them to supply more beer to their home state.

Bread and Butter Catering

Specializing in bountiful feasts and custom drinks, Bread and Butter invites you to taste how much they love Maine.

Brick South

Brick South at Thompson’s Point is 25,000 sq. ft. of a strikingly different event space. It is a flexible multi-purpose venue that attracts a variety of events and provides a stunning backdrop for weddings looking to highlight both elegance and raw features. This gorgeous space features high, open ceilings, rough hewn wood and steel beams, warm brick, polished concrete floors—beautiful glimpses of the space’s industrial past alongside essential modern amenities.

Cellardoor Winery

From the rows of vines in the vineyard and fermentation tanks in the winery to their tasting rooms in Lincolnville and Portland, the Cellardoor Winery team is dedicated to making and sharing their Maine made wine.

Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine is a paint your own pottery studio that offers classes, is available to be rented for parties of all kinds, and most importantly, is a fun place to visit anytime and paint! From flowerpots, to wine glasses and everything in between, CMM is fun for all ages. Color Me Mine is also BYOB, so you can carry in Bissell Brothers beer or Cellardoor wine from Thompson’s Point! Come get creative!

International Cryptozoology Museum

The International Cryptozoology Museum is the only one of its kind, in the world! Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals, such as Yetis, Bigfoot, Lake Monsters, and Sea Serpents, as well as hundreds of other yet-to-be-found animals (cryptids) worldwide. The ICM has been featured on Time Magazine’s Top 15 Weirdest Museums in the World, and has won many other awards including Roadside America’s Top Choice to Visit August 2018.

Locally Sauced

Locally Sauced specializes in using locally sourced ingredients to create amazing food you recognize, with a twist that makes it all their own. All of their sauces, flour tortillas, sides and toppings are made fresh, in-house, daily. Partnering with local farms and businesses helps them ensure they are putting out the best product they can. They push to be socially responsible and strive to eliminate as much food and trash waste as possible.

The Rink at Thompson's Point

Enjoy your skating experience with up to 10,000 sq. ft. of ice surface and multiple heating areas to keep those skating and not skating, warm and toasty. Enjoy special events and themed nights of ice skating fun. The Rink is seasonally open from October to March.

Summer Concert Series

The State Theatre serves as the exclusive live music promoter for Thompson’s Point. Past artists booked include The Lumineers, The XX, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter and Lake Street Dive. To see a full list of their summer shows, visit www.statetheatreportland.com.

Stroudwater Distillery

With a focus on curating high quality spirits and a keen eye for great, solid flavor profiles, Stroudwater Distillery is currently rolling out distinctive bottles of Bourbon, Rye, Rum, Vodka, Gin and Coffee Liqueur. Their passion for great spirits means that they won’t bottle anything that doesn’t meet their high standards, whether their enjoying it over a little ice, or in a classic cocktail. Stroudwater Distillery makes spirits in a classic New England fashion.

Tree of 40 Fruit

Part art, part agricultural preservation, The Tree of 40 Fruit grows over 40 different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the trees blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson, and white in spring— in summer they bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique stone fruit varieties, the trees are a form of conservation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.

Halo at The Point
Halo At The Point is a 6,800 square foot open concept venue located in the Brick North building of Thompson’s Point in Portland Maine.
This space bridges the rugged beauty of its exposed brick and classic 1800’s industrial architecture with modern audio and lighting amenities.
Halo at The Point provides the versatility to accommodate a diverse range of events and sessions.
From stunning weddings, live music, and corporate events, to industry standard audio, video, and photography sessions, Halo at The Point  makes it possible for you to curate defining moments with confidence.

Get To The Point

Best Driving Route:
Fore St, Portland Maine to Thompson’s Point

• Head northeast on Fore St toward Dana St
• Turn right onto Dana St
• Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Commercial ST
• Continue onto Fore River Pkwy
• Turn left onto Thompsons Point
• Continue straight around the back of the Amtrak and bus station out to the end of the peninsula.

 

Thompson’s Point is pay to park – more parking information at parking FAQ

Bicycling is another great way to reach the Point, while getting some exercise and connecting with the city landscape along the way. Walking and bicycling off-road paths and on-street bicycle lanes are popping up more and more in Portland and you can find the best route to and from Thompson’s Point from your starting location using Google Maps and choosing the Bicycle icon when you look for directions. For the bigger picture, you can also check out the emerging bicycle network on this City of Portland map here.

Another great benefit to bicycling is getting to park right at the front door, so to speak. Bicycle racks are located at all major Point destinations.

People who reach the Point by local or express bus talk about how much easier it is than dealing with traffic and parking – and describe the fun they have on the way, checking out the scenery and catching up with friends or family. (Plus no worries about needing a designated driver.)

Local bus options:

To and from the Portland Peninsula: the METRO Route 1 Bus runs the Congress Street corridor directly to the Portland Transportation Center (and also to remote parking at Mercy Hospital on the Fore River Parkway for Thompson’s Point concert events). It’s a quick 5 minute walk from the bus stop at the Transportation Center to reach the Thompson’s Point destinations, including the concert venue.

To and from other Portland locations: the METRO Route 5 (from downtown to Outer Congress neighborhoods, the airport and the South Portland Mall) and METRO Route 9A/9B (circular route running in both directions to and from Westgate Shopping Center, Deering Center, North Deering, East Deering and Downtown). Both bus routes stop on Congress Street, just one block from the Portland Transportation Center and access to Thompson’s Point. If you’re outbound on Congress, let the bus driver know you’re looking for the Whitney Avenue stop. If you’re inbound on Congress, request the stop at Sewall Street. It’s a quick 10 minute walk down Sewall Street and past the Transportation Center to reach Thompson’s Point destinations.

From Brunswick, Freeport and Yarmouth: take the BREEZ Express Service directly to the Portland Transportation Center.

Fare Prices & More Info:

METRO Routes 1, 5 and 9A/9B: $1.50; reduced fare* is $.75

BREEZ Express Service: $3; reduced fare* is $1.50

*Seniors 65+ and persons with disabilities with Valid ID.

Pay as you go – Exact change (bills and coins accepted)

Call 207-774-0351 or visit gpmetrobus.com for schedule or route questions and more.

Note:you can also use other METRO, South Portland Bus Service, Shuttlebus/ZOOM (Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard) and Lakes Region bus routes from your specific location and get a free transfer to the METRO 1, 5 or 9A/9B.”

Portland Trails offers a few options for getting to and from Thompson’s Point. See the below map and check out ww.trails.org for more trails around Greater Portland.

Portland Trails

Amtrak Downeaster

The Amtrak Downeaster is your car-free connection from Brunswick, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts and beyond. Make the most of every moment. Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery of northern New England. Whether you’re on a daytime adventure, business trip or just going to the game, there are so many reasons to take the train to Thompson’s Point.

We have all three available in our city. ASAP Taxi (207-791-2727) and 207 Taxi (207-956-5680) are just two options.
Take the Amtrak train! The train station is adjacent to the festival venue. You leave from North Station and arrive at the venue.

Take the bus! Concord Coach Lines offers consistent and comfortable service between South Station and the Portland Transportation Ctr., which is next to the venue.