November 2019
Stay up to date with our community events...
4th Annual Tee Up for Education Golf Tournament
 benefiting The Early Scholars Academy
Friday, November 8, 2019
11:30 AM
NorthShore Country Club
801 Broadway Blvd.
Portland, Texas 78374
Proceeds enhance the learning experiences of students ages Pre-K through 4th Grade by providing resources for new and existing programs.

$750 per 4-person team
Fee Includes:
18 holes of golf
Opportunities for prizes
Drinks on the course

Miles for Meals has changed locations this year!
Previously held at Northshore Country Club, now at Cole Park still benefiting 11 counties, including San Patricio!

Miles for Meals is a night glow in the dark 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Coastal Bend Food Bank along Cole Park Bay Trail where you will have a view of Corpus Christi Bay during your run or walk. Your participation in Miles for Meals Glow helps raise needed funds for the Food Bank.
This is a USATF certified course and runs along Shoreline.
There will be food trucks at the event and prizes.

The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, Texas will be performing as a tribute for our Veterans.

Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Municipal Park
1815 Memorial Parkway
Portland, Texas 78374
Free and open to the public
Swing by Bloom City Coffee located at 1600 Wildcat Drive, Portland
to grab a cup of Jo and chat with fellow Portland Runners.

Friday, November 15, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
An eclectic group of students vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter: one speller leaves!

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Saturday, November 16, 2019
Gregory Portland High School Theater House
4601 Wildcat Drive
Portland, Texas 78374
Free to the public!!!
Come kick off your holiday shopping with us!
Shop with various vendors to your favorite Christmas music!
Also, if you would like, join us for some lovely
Sunday Brunch! (10:30am-2pm)
If you would like to become a vendor for this event, please contact
It's FALL, Shop Small Y'all!
The Portland Business Council invites you to come shop local in Portland, TX on Shop Small Saturday,
November 30, 2019!
Local Businesses in the area will be handing out Shop Small Cards & Maps the day of Shop Small Saturday! The more small businesses you visit, the more stamps you get. One Stamp=One Entry! Collect as many stamps as possible for a chance to win a basket filled with items from all participating stores!
Interested in participating?
Brick & Mortar and Home Based Business are WELCOME!
Contact Bri Tieperman at to learn how to get your business signed up TODAY!
Other events around the community...
November 2, 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

November 2, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Can It Portland- This program is a community effort to keep trash and debris in its place—in garbage bins and trash containers. On the first Saturday of each month, participants meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Joe Burke Pavilion (behind the Portland Community Center). There they will register and receive their Can It Portland clean-up location. 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

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