The Portland Cheat Sheet: Power Down and Interact!

I'm Taryn. I created the Portland Cheat Sheet because I was tired of saying I was broke and there was nothing to do. I also wanted everyone– regardless of economic background– to power off their electronic devices and seek personal interactions within the community. 


Please support my vision: Everything Free to Do for All. I can't keep this running without your help.

- Taryn B.

Pick Your Favorite Way to Support Us


1. Buy an Advertisement

We're always the cheapest ads in town, $25 for a month. And we're versatile too- place a classified ad or upload a graphic advertisement. 

2. Hire my company, Affordable Media Services

I offer editing, grant writing, research, marketing and creative collaborations. Visit my site and enter to win one hour of consulting for your project, business, or idea.

3. Donate to our GoFundMe

Join our team of "Freeskates" who are giving a buck or two. Help me reach my goal of $10,000= One year of publishing everything free in the Portland region, plus expansion into southern and western Maine by 2021.  

4. Help us spread the word

— Mention on your social media, blog, or website. Tell us and we'll return the favor linking your site below.  

—                                          Follow us on 'Book, 'Gram, and Twitter to get your reminder when a new edition is posted each week. 

—Have an idea to cross-promote the Portland Cheat Sheet with your business? Email your thoughts and I'll respond.

— Sign up for our weekly email and forward it to friends, coworkers, and family.

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The Portland Cheat Sheet, updated every Thursday, lists free events and local resources for the Portland, Maine metro area. The region includes Portland and the surrounding towns of South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, and the Casco Bay Islands. (More Maine locations coming soon!)

"If it's free, it's for me!"

Hi, I'm Taryn, your friendly local publisher. I also run Affordable Media Services if you ever need a hand. I launched this site in June 2020 to encourage people to power off their electronics and interact in their communities. If you support my vision there are five ways to support me including some free options of course!  Contact me here.