Welcome to Portland Main Street!

2014 "Big Beer Run" - Saturday, Oct. 18

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We'd like to thank everyone that participated in our 2014 Portland Main Street Big Beer 5k Run! Please find that we have posted the times in a PDF. To view the official results, please click here!


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 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!

Portland's 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, November 20


Promotions and Marketing - Friday, October 24


Design - Thursday, Nov. 13


Economic Revitalization - Monday, November 17


Organization and Finance - Wednesday, October 22


DDA - Thursday, November 20

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. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.

October Newsletter
ON THE STREET10.2014.pdf
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