Local businesses have always been an integral part of the fabric of our community, and supporting these businesses has never been more important.

Townsquare Media Portland is committed to standing with local businesses, and the people who bring them to life and make them special. So we are very proud to introduce our inaugural Townsquare Media Portland Townie Awards for 2021.

The Townies are our way of honoring some of the local businesses that help define the unique character of the Portland and Maine community.

We know you'll recognize some, and others might be new to you -- but since our community grows and changes constantly, that's the point. We hope you enjoy this eclectic list of some of the people, places and things that we love about Maine.

Please join us in rallying to celebrate and support them during this challenging time, and always.

LOOK: Townsquare Portland Townie Awards 2021

From a farm with baby goats in pajamas to a restaurant with lobster rolls as big as your arm, Townsquare Media Portland is proud to present our picks for the 2021 Townie Awards. These awards highlight the most unique local businesses, people, places and things around Maine.