Find Waldo Local


Where's Waldo? In downtown Portland, of course!


After a couple of years off, the famous children's book character in the striped shirt is hanging around Portland again this year! He'll be joining us and other local downtown businesses for some hide-and-seek fun this July!

Playing is easy! And free!

• Waldo figures will be hidden in local establishments around Portland's downtown (see a list below). Our participants are close enough to one another that you can walk or ride your bike!

• Come by our store to grab a "Find Waldo Local" passport, and then visit the participating businesses to find Waldo! When you find him, get your passport stamped/signed at each stop. Don't want to start searching at Treehouse Toys? No problem! You can pick up a passport at any of the Find Waldo Downtown locations!

Plus - prizes!

• The first 125 players to collect store stamps from at least 10 different businesses and turn in their passports to us win a Waldo temporary tattoo, and a $1 off Waldo book coupon.

• Players who collect at least 20 stamps win a Waldo temporary tattoo, a $1 off Waldo book coupon, PLUS are entered in a drawing for other larger prizes.

• Prizes include Where's Waldo books, a $25 Treehosue Toys gift certificate, and more!

Plus - a party!

We'll be having a party July 29th to celebrate all the diligent Waldo searchers! Join us from 4:30-5:30 for activities and the drawing for prizes!


Participating Businesses:

Bard Coffee Mexicali Blues
Coast City Comics Old Port Candy Co
Cool As a Moose Old Port Card Works
The Fish & Bone Portland Public Library
Green Hand Bookshop Print: A Bookstore
Gus & Ruby Letterpress Sherman's Books
Longfellow Books The Thirsty Pig
Maine Historical Society Museum Store Treehouse Toys
The Maine Souvenir Shop Uncommon Paws