The March edition of the Main Street newsletter incorrectly listed the date of the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce annual "Wine, Women, and Dessert" event as April 9, 2014. The correct date of this event is Friday, May 9, 2014. For more information on this fun event, please visit the Chamber's website at www.portlandareachamber.com
Facade and Sign Grants
The City of Portland Downtown Development Authority and Portland Main Street program are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for both our "Local Facade Improvement Grant" and "Local Sign Incentive Grant."
For more information, please click here.
Portland DDA's Proposed Development and TIF Plan
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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 is home to small town charm.
Take a quick photo tour of downtown Portland below and experience everything our downtown has to offer!
Located at the confluence of the Looking Glass and Grand Rivers, downtown Portland is an incredibly unique destination that offers something for the entire family!
We have five great dining establishments, a wonderful coffeehouse and bakery, ice cream shops, bicycle and tube rentals, and great gift shops galore! 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 shops. Click here to download a map of our fantastic 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 offers everyday!
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!