Welcome to Portland Main Street!

Saturday, May 16th - Downtown Portland

The Promotions and Marketing Committee of the Portland Main Street program is pleased to announce that the annual Downtown Block Party will be returning for its sixth year on Saturday, May 16th! 


The annual Block Party attracts hundreds of people downtown for the fun and great atmosphere and we expect the same again in 2015! This year’s Block Party will once again feature a BBQ contest, great live music, a craft sale, kid’s amusements, the return of the annual “Portland’s Got Talent” talent show, a petting zoo, a softball tournament, an eating contest, and lots of fun for the entire family!


We’d like to thank everyone that came downtown for this event in 2014 and we’d like to invite you back again this year! If you or your business would like to take part and attach your name to this fun spring event, please contact the Main Street office at (517) 647-5027 or by email at: ddamainstreet@portlandmichigan.org.


Are you interested in volunteering for this event? We could always use your help for the planning stages before and also help working the event itself! Contact us today and get involved! For more information on this event, 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!


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News & Events

 Upcoming Meetings:


Main Street Board - Thursday, March 19


Promotions and Marketing - Wednesday, March 25


Design - Thursday, March 12


Economic Revitalization - Monday, March 16


Organization and Finance - Wednesday, March 18


DDA - Thursday, March 19

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.

February 2015 On the Street Newsletter
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