Visit our Friendly Neighbors

Located in the heart of Portland, OLS is lucky to be surrounded by a variety of fabulous local businesses. We are very grateful to our Friendly Neighbors for their support and partnership in keeping our community a lively and beautiful place to live, work, and play!

Chocolats Passion

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Looking for a sweet treat for that special someone or just feel like treating yourself? Consider our Friendly Neighbor, Chocolats Passion, for locally made, artisanal, ethically sourced chocolates.

Chocolats Passion uses local cream and butter, organic citrus, and Guittard chocolate to create their edible works of art. All of their chocolate providers exceed Fair Trade standards, and their 2024 collection introduces five new chocolates including: Hot Honey, Orange Creamsicle, and Prickly Pear Mango in dark chocolate, and Crème de Poire and Thai Tea in milk chocolate.

Gorham Bike & Ski

Need new skis or a bike tune up? Visit our Friendly Neighbor on Congress Street, Gorham Bike & Ski, and support a locally owned small business! Jamie Wright opened Gorham Bike & Ski in downtown Gorham, Maine in 1995, and moved to Portland in 1997. Jamie and his friendly knowledgeable staff continue to serve customers with honesty and integrity, being named one of the nations Top 100 bicycle retailers (the only shop in Maine to do so) on more than one occasion.

Longfellow Hotel

Ready for a staycation at Portland’s newest hotel? Consider our soon-to-open Friendly Neighbor, The Longfellow Hotel, for your next night on the town!
Maine-based, family-owned hospitality group Uncommon Hospitality is set to open their newest project, The Longfellow Hotel, within the next few months. Located at 754 Congress Street (a 5 minute walk from OLS), this property will be the first independent full-service hotel to open in Portland in 20 years and is the namesake of famed Portland poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With 48 residential-style rooms and suites, a café and bar offering distinct settings to suit any mood and a spa that blends the traditional and the unexpected, The Longfellow will deliver a fresh perspective that perfectly complements Portland’s unique and vibrant spirit.

Pai Men Miyake

Looking for a delicious and convenient pre-show dinner? Consider our Friendly Neighbor, Pai Men, for refined ramen and more!
Pai Men is a warm and friendly locally owned restaurant focusing on authentic Japanese ramen which they make by hand every day! The also have great cocktails, saké, and lots of local beers on tap.

Victoria Mansion

Looking for an educational, family-friendly rainy day activity? Consider our friendly neighbor, Victoria Mansion, for a pre-show visit!
Victoria Mansion is a much-loved Portland landmark, but its significance extends far beyond Maine. Distinguished for its architecture and its extraordinary original interiors, it is among the most important historic homes of the nineteenth century anywhere in the nation. As an organization, their mission is to conserve, maintain, and restore a one-of-a-kind property and share its history with the public.

Many thanks to the following Friendly Neighbors for their generous in-kind support:

Interested in becoming a Friendly Neighbor? Check out our Sponsorship Levels & Benefits here or contact for more information!