Portland Is Home to Small Town Charm

Take a quick photo tour of downtown Portland below and experience everything our downtown has to offer!

10 Years of Portland Main Street

Portland Main Street is celebrating 10 years as a Michigan Main Street community in 2013! Our Organization and Finance Committee has put together a "decade report," marking the changes that downtown Portland has seen over the past decade. To download a copy, please click on the link below.

Portland Main Street Decade Report
Decade Report Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

Located at the confluence of the Looking Glass and Grand Rivers, downtown Portland is a unique destination that offers something for the entire family!


We have four dining establishments, a coffeehouse and bakery, ice cream shop, and two floral/gift shops! And that's just a small sampling of the many great businesses that we have in our downtown.


We also have nearly nine miles of finished river trails running directly through downtown Portland. Bring the bikes, the rollerblades, or just walk our trails and then cap off the day by visiting one of our fine restaurants or ice cream shop.

Click here to download a map of our river-trail system!


Located approximately half way between Lansing and Grand Rapids, downtown Portland is your perfect "day trip" getaway! Take a trip down I-96 and exit at Kent Street to find downtown Portland. Experience the laid back, small town charm that Portland has to offer!


Spend a day on the river of your choice! Some cities boast that "a river runs through" their city. Portland is the only Michigan Main Street community that gives you the choice of two!


Downtown Portland -- We're Looking Grand!

Meeting Change Notice:


The monthly meeting of the Portland Main Street Board has been changed to the 3rd Thursday of each month at Portland City Hall at

3:00 pm.

Portland DDA's Proposed Development and TIF Plan

Proposed Development And Tax Increment Financing Plan Update
Portland DDA TIF and Development Plan RE[...]
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News & Events

 Upcoming Meetings:


Main Street Board - Thursday, September 18


Promotions and Marketing - Friday, September 26


Design - Thursday, Sept. 11


Economic Revitalization - Monday, September 15


Organization and Finance - Wednesday, Sept. 17


DDA - Thursday, Sept. 18

The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. We want to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.

September Newsletter
ON THE STREET 9.2014.pdf
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