Directions, Parking & Shuttle


Free Parking & Shuttle Service


We're pleased to offer free offsite parking is available at Ocean Gateway lot located at the east end of Commercial Street in Portland with easy access to and from I-295. Complimentary shuttle service will escort you to and from the Cross Insurance Arena - a short seven minute ride - at convenient fifteen minute intervals.

Directions to Free Parking Lot (Note: New lot this year)

1 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland Maine

Traveling on I-295 into Portland, take Exit 7 onto Franklin Street. From the first traffic light after exiting the highway, travel 7/10 of a mile until Franklin Arterial ends at the intersection of Commercial Street. Turn left onto Commercial Street (Route 1A). At the second stop sign (intersecting Hancock Street) turn right into the Ocean Gateway parking lot.

A courtesy shuttle bus arrives approximately every five minutes from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm to transport Expo attendees to and from the Cross Insurance Arena.

Pay Per Hour Parking Garages

If you prefer to park nearer the Expo at your own expense, there are two parking garages on the Spring Street side of the Cross Insurance Arena - one across the street from the Cross Insurance arena next to the Holiday Inn By the Bay and one next to the Cross Insurance Arena - both of which charge a reasonable by-the-hour fee.

GPS Addresses

If you’d like to navigate to the Expo via GPS, below are the street addresses you’ll need.

          Cross Insurance Arena: 23 Spring Street, Portland, Maine
          Free Parking at Ocean Gateway Lot: 1 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, Maine
          Holiday Inn By the Bay Garage: 40 Spring Street, Portland, Maine
          Spring Street Garage: 45 Spring Street, Portland, Maine



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For more information, contact show director:

Rebecca Dill

207-623-2178

events@mainerestaurant.com



Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is co-hosted by:

         


Show Logistics

Show Date & Time:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
10 am - 4 pm

Exhibitor Set-Up:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Assigned times: 10 am - 5 pm

Show Venue:

Cross Insurance Arena One Civic Center Square Portland, Maine What types of companies exhibit? Those that sell goods and/or services to Maine's hospitality-based businesses who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the buck marketing opportunity of the year.


Contact Us

Show Director:

Rebecca Dill events@mainerestaurant.com
207-623-2178


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About the Expo

The Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo is the premier business-to-business trade show for Maine's premier industry - hospitality!

More than 120 exhibiting companies engage with hundreds of restaurant and lodging professionals in the most efficient and effective marketing event of the year.

Who may attend the Expo?

Owners and employees of licensed food service and lodging establishments are invited to attend the Expo to find inspiration, education and resources for their every business need.

Due to strict insurance regulations, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the show.

What types of companies exhibit?

Those that sell goods and/or services to hospitality-based business who know that the Expo represents the biggest bang-for-the-buck marketing opportunity of the year.