Introduction to Portland, Texas
Portland, Texas, in San Patricio county, is 6 miles NE of Corpus Christi, Texas. The city is part of the Corpus Christi metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Portland was the dream of John G. Willacy who purchased 1,920 acres of land in the area from the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in 1891. He then proceeded to sell plots of land to people interested in settling there. A twenty-room hotel was built to serve as a resting place for prospective buyers. The attempt met with huge success and settlers flocked to the city of Portland from various locations. The city, however, was not officially incorporated until 1949.
Portland and nearby Attractions
- Temple Public Library
- Portland Church of the Nazarene
- Bayside Park
- Sunset Lake
- San Patricio Memorial Gardens
- Texas State Aquarium
Things To Do In Portland
Tourists can unwind in the peaceful atmosphere of Temple Public Library with a good book in hand. Bayside Park allows tourists to spend a quiet day in the arms of nature. Tourists can also enjoy long walks along Sunset Lake. Texas State Aquarium, located approximately six miles away from the city, has a great collection of marine species of animals. Portland Church of the Nazarene and San Patricio Memorial Gardens cemetery are known for their quaint architecture and serene ambience.
Air transportation facilities are offered by Corpus Christi International Airport.
Portland Higher Education
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi and Del Mar College provide higher education to the residents of Portland.