October 2019
October 1, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Municipal Park
1815 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX 78374
FREE and open to the public

Sponsored by the Portland Police Department, National Night Out in Portland is a community-centered event emphasizing public safety and neighborhood partnerships.

This is a great opportunity for the entire family to meet neighbors and get to know police and fire personnel at a fun, friendly event. The event showcases police and fire vehicles and equipment, demonstrations, and activities to promote crime prevention and greater public safety.
October 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
4545 Wildcat Drive
Portland, TX 78374
Activities and Games for All Ages:
Carnival Games
Pony Rides
Much more...

Games and rides cost .25-.50 cents
Food and Drinks are purchased separately.


Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open to 2nd grade and younger...
October 19, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Municipal Park
1815 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX 78374
FREE and open to the public
One of Portland’s most popular events, the annual Boo Bash returns to Municipal Park in October.

The event features costume contests for children and pets, a pumpkin-decorating contest, carnival games, and inflatable slides. The event is free and open to everyone.
Geared toward athletes of every level—from weekend warriors to elite competitors—the event offers three competition tiers.

The 2019 BOO BASH TRIATHLON is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Registration is available online. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. from the Joe Burke Pavilion, located at 2003 Billy G. Webb Drive.

The Taste of Portland is one of the Chamber's largest events and we hope you join us for this year's festivities.

Local restaurants come together and bring samples of food. There will be a mystery box with tickets for sale worth over $1000 and live entertainment! This years theme is "Eat, Drink & Be Scary," please come dressed in your Halloween costume.  

Sponsorships are available along with individual tickets. 

October 24, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Northshore Country Club
801 Broadway Blvd
Portland, TX 78374

Northshore Country Club is hosting their 4th annual Trunk or Treat!
The event will be held in the NorthShore parking lot closest to the tennis courts. Bring your friends and family in your best halloween costume to go trunk to trunk for candy.
Open to the public and FREE entry.

If you are interested in reserving a spot to pass out candy please call 361-643-1546

Other events around the community...
  OCTOBER 3, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Day at the Cinema- Hosted by Wellmed. Join them for a special movie event. Movie to be announced. While you’re there, learn more about benefits, and enjoy light refreshments and snacks. Giveaways, presentations and informational hand-outs will be provided. Space is limited; RSVP IS REQUIRED! Please RSVP to 844-416-4097. Located at the Northshore 8 theatre. For more info: Click here

OCTOBER 5, 2019,9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Farmers Market- One of the most popular activities in town, the Portland Farmers Market takes place the first Saturday of each month. The market features homemade goods, arts and crafts, and local produce. Location: The Joe Burke Pavilion. For More Info: Click Here

OCTOBER 5-6, 2019- ALL DAY
  • Fall Slugfest Showdown- Brush Country Softball and Baseball presents to you a two day showdown tournament, seeded pools. Entry fee: $175. Location: Portland Sports Complex For more info: Click here
OCTOBER 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 6th Annual It’s your Life Foundation Golf Tournament- Get your team together for a 4-man scramble and mulligans will be available for sale. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and tee time is 1:30. Dinner will be served at the end of the day. Door prizes and raffles will be provided. A new video that is called "Brain Health" will be presented. As the new school year is here, this video will also be presented to grades 3-5. Please come out and support the foundation. Location: Northshore Country Club For More Info: Click here
Get outside and enjoy your city!
Whether you enjoy world-class fishing, spectacular sunsets, or the embrace of a soft coastal breeze, you’ll find something to love about Portland, Texas.
Our location on two bays provides excellent fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing and kite surfing.  
Indian Point Fishing Park and Pier   is a top choice of area anglers and draws fishermen and bird watchers from around the world. The pier and park receive its name from the Indians who camped on the sandy spot to do their fishing. Pioneers used Indian Point as well as a means of marking the beginning of the reef road that snaked its way across Nueces Bay. Cast your line off of the lighted pier, watch the multitude of birds, and take in the amazing view.
Sunset Lake Park  is a 333-acre public park that provides an ecologically rich wetland and saltwater lake, lined by a 2-mile hike and bike trail. The lake and its marshlands act as a nesting ground for several migratory birds. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy birding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and sailing here.
Violet Andrews Park   is approximately ten acres overlooking Corpus Christi Bay and has been developed for the preservation of native wildlife. The two observation decks and the quarter mile hike/bike trail provide prime opportunities for viewing the coastal bend shoreline from Ingleside to Corpus Christi.

The narrow sand beach stretching along the water's edge is an absolute favorite for kite surfers from across the country. Ten species of shorebirds have been sighted in the area, many more species being noted during migration. This park includes a children’s play area, wind surf park, pavilion, showers, and parking. 
Kaiah Dog Park  is an off-leash dog park located at 1001 Moore Avenue. It offers a place for people and their dogs to bond, run off extra energy, and meet other dog lovers in the community.
Dogs must always be supervised by their owners. Park users must clean up after their dogs. For your convenience, complimentary bags are provided. The park is open from sun up to sundown.
Golfing is another local Portland favorite and enjoyed by many visitors at NorthShore Country Club. This golf course offers a spectacular 18 hole, 176 acre golf course. Players leave the course talking about four stunning holes set against the backdrop of the Corpus Christi downtown skyline and bay.
For more Info, please call (361) 643-1546 ext. 235.
Municipal Park includes five baseball fields, a covered basketball court, splash pad, and track.
Click here for more info on times and rentals on both parks
The Sports Complex includes four softball fields, a youth football field that can also be used for soccer along with a multi-purpose turf field, and a picnic area with splash pad.
The Portland Aquatic Center is a year-round outdoor facility featuring two pools. The recreation pool includes a boat slide, dual slide, bubblers, palm tree splashers, and a zero depth entry. The heated competition pool measures 25 meters by 25 yards and ranges from 4-13 feet in depth. It features diving boards, lily pads, and floating play structures. The facility also features four large shade structures with lawn furniture.
For more information, please call (361) 777-4637

Show off your best moves at this large public skate park in Portland.
Open seven days a week.
2004 Billy G. Webb Dr.
Portland, Texas 78374

The lighted park features three, four, and five foot half bowls; a six foot kidney shaped bowl, grind pad; and flat bank rail.
Free to enter

The park also welcomes bicycles, scooters, and inline skates.
Just a short ride over, and across the bridge...the USS Lexington!
USS Lexington nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an  Essex-class   aircraft carrier  built during  World War II  for the  United States Navy . Originally intended to be named  Cabot , word arrived during construction that  USS  Lexington  (CV-2 )  had been lost in the  Battle of the Coral Sea . The new aircraft carrier was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship.
She was the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the  Revolutionary War   Battle of Lexington . Since 1992, the ship has been docked in  Corpus Christi, Texas , where she operates as a  museum .
The USS Lexington is open year-round seven days a week for touring and special events. Convenient all day parking is available for $4.00 and is free for Members.
Hangar Deck and Flight Deck are wheelchair accessible. The 3D MEGA Theater, Mess Deck, Ship’s Store and restrooms are on the Hangar Deck. The LEX LIFT elevator takes those unable to climb stairs, to the Flight Deck.
For more info, please call 1-800-LADY LEX

October 5th - 6th, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
350 Muscle Cars & Classics on the Flight Deck of the USS Lexington aircraft carrier! The FINAL show of its kind on an aircraft carrier. Ever. This Stars & Stripes spectacular is a Once-In-A-Lifetime event! 2-Day I-35 & I-37 group driving event thru Texas. All Makes & Models — Camaros, GTOs, 442s, Chevelles, Mustangs & even race cars! Every color imaginable on the FLIGHT DECK of an aircraft carrier for the LAST TIME. Drive your vehicle on the Flight Deck! Texas' most INCREDIBLE Car Show in 2019!

October 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, HALLOWEEN NIGHT
7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
LEX will be haunted from October 11th through November 2nd and the ghosts will be waiting for you! Castle of Terror Productions and LEX have a ghost ship tour you’ll never forget! The terrifying tour takes the bravest of souls down to the 2nd and 3rd decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier to spaces never before opened to the public. You should be ready to handle steep ladders, dark corridors, creaky hatchways and unimaginable sights, screams and sounds. This is an intense haunted experience – think twice before enlisting !
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