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Find Waldo in Downtown Portland

Where’s Waldo? In Downtown Portland of course! The iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-four local businesses throughout our community this July. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community, including these partners: Treehouse Toys, Portland Public Library, Bullmoose Music, Mexicali Blues, Longfellow Books, Maine Historical Society, Old Port Candy Co, and Coast City Comics, among lots of others!

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo Local in Downtown Portland!” passport, which contains the names of all the participating sites, and get their passport stamped for each Waldo they spot. Participants will have the added fun of searching for items dropped by Waldo’s intrepid traveling companions: Wenda, Woof, Wizard Whitebeard, and Odlaw during their search through host store- Treehouse Toys! Collecting store stamps at twenty or more businesses will entitle diligent seekers entry into a grand-prize drawing on Saturday July 28! Prizes include a 6 volume Where’s Waldo box set, Waldo sticker books, a $25 gift card from Treehouse Toys, and more. Treehouse Toys will be throwing a Find Waldo Party on the 28th to draw winners, along with activities and other Waldo fun!

Treehouse Toys is excited to partner with Candlewick Press, the American Booksellers Association, and two hundred and fifty independent bookstores across the country for some hide-and-seek fun to encourage communities to patronize their local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Downtown Portland, call Ali at Treehouse Toys at 207-775-6133