Portland TX Area Guide
Portland is located in San Patricio County just north of Corpus Christi. The city is home to approximately 17,000 people. Portland is home to a diversified workforce serving many Coastal Bend industries and businesses.
Portland’s amazing location, on two bays, provides excellent fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, and kite surfing. Portland is known for its clean family-oriented atmosphere, excellent school district, and close proximity to downtown Corpus Christi. Portland has been often called the “Gem City of the Gulf” and is commonly described as being the most attractive and pleasant spot in Texas.
The original site of Portland consisted of 640 acres of land that was purchased by John G. Willacy in 1890. The New England Land and New England R. E. Company purchased 1,280 acres of land east and northeast of the original 640 acres. Most of the stock holders of these companies resided in Portland, Maine, thus the town was named in honor of their hometown.
Portland Parks and Recreation
The Portland Parks and Recreation Department strives to keep their park system a safe and enjoyable place for residents and visitors to enjoy. The following is a list of the parks and their features in the Portland area.
Chatwork Park features picnic areas, covered shelters, a playground, and practice sports fields.
East Cliff Park
East Cliff Park features picnic areas, covered shelters, a playground, and tennis courts.
Violet Andrews Parks
The Violet Andrews Parks feature picnic areas, covered shelters, birding, trails, and water recreation.
Willacy Parks feature picnic areas, covered shelters, a playground, and tennis courts.
Don’t miss out on Portland’s finest events! Come participate in the Taste of Portland or the Annual Windfest. Here you’ll find something perfect for everyone. Bring your friends and family and get ready to have a fantastic time!
Taste of Portland
Taste of Portland is an event that allows Portland area restaurants and culinary chamber members to show off their talents. Guests will not only enjoy an evening of coast bend cuisine at its best, but they will also have a chance to bid on over 100 silent auction items ranging in value and participate in a live auction as well.
36th Annual Windfest
The Annual Windfest features events throughout the week including a horseshoe and washer tournament, Dachshund Dash, Cook- Off, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Miss Windfest Pageant, Windfest Run, food booths, business booths, and a great carnival for the kids!