December 2019

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December 2nd - January 4th

The City of Portland is celebrating this year's Christmas season throughout the month of December and into the new year with Christmas on the Coast.

The calendar is packed full of holiday-themed activities that will take place such as an outdoor ice skating rink, Christmas crafts, pictures with Santa, a Christmas luau, a winter carnival and more!
Celebrate family-friendly events all month long as Portland rings in the holidays for one and all!

For dates, times and event details click the button below.
Christmas Tour of Homes
Sponsored by ChatWork Civic Club

All proceeds benefit the Portland Community.

December 7th
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(Tour Times)

Raffle, Bake Sale, Refreshments & Entertainment
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Northshore Country Club
801 East Broadway

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 from ChatWork members or at Northshore Country Club on the day of the tour.

FMI call 361-777-4555 or
click here .
December 12th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pancake Supper with Santa hosted by
Portland North Bay Lions Club
Enjoy a pancake supper with Santa, and get a photo with him, too. There will also be fun games and activities for kids. Pancake sides are bacon or sausage. Refreshments include milk, juice, coffee and tea. To make this event even sweeter, pancake toppings will also be available - whipped cream, sprinkles, syrup and more.

Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item.

This event is on Thursday, December 12th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, located at 820 Wildcat Dr., Portland, TX 78374.

There is no charge to attend this event, but donations are accepted and welcome.
All donations fund Lions Club charities.
FMI click here .
A Holiday with Heroes Luncheon
Speakers include:
Police Chief of Portland, Mark Cory
Fire Chief of Portland, Jeff Morris
GPISD Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Mrs. Velma Soliz-Garcia

Additional Heroes of the community will be showcased, including
Coastal Bend Troop Support, Shop With a Cop and Crosspoint Animal Clinic.

 December 12th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Northshore Country Club
801 Broadway Blvd.
Portland, Texas 78374

FMI call the chamber at 361-777-4650 or click the event information below.
Other events around the community...
December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Farmers Market- One of the most popular activities in town, the Portland Farmers Market takes place the first Saturday of each month. The market features homemade goods, arts and crafts, and local produce. Location: The Joe Burke Pavilion (behind the Portland Community Center). For More Info: Click Here

December 7, 2019, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Can It Portland- This program is a community effort to keep trash and debris in its place—in garbage bins and trash containers. On the first Saturday of each month, participants meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Joe Burke Pavilion (behind the Portland Community Center). There they will register and receive their Can It Portland clean-up location. For More info: Click here

Every Tuesday until December 17th

Join Mrs. Dorothy every Tuesday at 10 AM sharp for a story time and fun activity! Activities are designed to prepare children for Kindergarten.
Support your home team!
Get outside and enjoy your city!
Whether you enjoy world-class fishing, spectacular sunsets, or the embrace of a soft coastal breeze, you’ll find something to love about Portland, Texas.
Our location on two bays provides excellent fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing and kite surfing.  
Indian Point Fishing Park and Pier   is a top choice of area anglers and draws fishermen and bird watchers from around the world. The pier and park receive its name from the Indians who camped on the sandy spot to do their fishing. Pioneers used Indian Point as well as a means of marking the beginning of the reef road that snaked its way across Nueces Bay. Cast your line off of the lighted pier, watch the multitude of birds, and take in the amazing view.
Sunset Lake Park  is a 333-acre public park that provides an ecologically rich wetland and saltwater lake, lined by a 2-mile hike and bike trail. The lake and its marshlands act as a nesting ground for several migratory birds. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy birding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and sailing here.
Violet Andrews Park   is approximately ten acres overlooking Corpus Christi Bay and has been developed for the preservation of native wildlife. The two observation decks and the quarter mile hike/bike trail provide prime opportunities for viewing the coastal bend shoreline from Ingleside to Corpus Christi.

The narrow sand beach stretching along the water's edge is an absolute favorite for kite surfers from across the country. Ten species of shorebirds have been sighted in the area, many more species being noted during migration. This park includes a children’s play area, wind surf park, pavilion, showers, and parking. 
Kaiah Dog Park  is an off-leash dog park located at 1001 Moore Avenue. It offers a place for people and their dogs to bond, run off extra energy, and meet other dog lovers in the community.
Dogs must always be supervised by their owners. Park users must clean up after their dogs. For your convenience, complimentary bags are provided. The park is open from sun up to sundown.
Golfing is another local Portland favorite and enjoyed by many visitors at NorthShore Country Club. This golf course offers a spectacular 18 hole, 176 acre golf course. Players leave the course talking about four stunning holes set against the backdrop of the Corpus Christi downtown skyline and bay.
For more Info, please call (361) 643-1546 ext. 235.
Municipal Park includes five baseball fields, a covered basketball court, splash pad, and track.
Click here for more info on times and rentals on both parks
The Sports Complex includes four softball fields, a youth football field that can also be used for soccer along with a multi-purpose turf field, and a picnic area with splash pad.
Show off your best moves at this large public skate park in Portland.
Open seven days a week.
2004 Billy G. Webb Dr.
Portland, Texas 78374

The lighted park features three, four, and five foot half bowls; a six foot kidney shaped bowl, grind pad; and flat bank rail.
Free to enter.

The park also welcomes bicycles, scooters, and inline skates.
Just a short ride over, and across the bridge...the USS Lexington!
USS Lexington nicknamed "The Blue Ghost", is an  Essex-class   aircraft carrier  built during  World War II  for the  United States Navy . Originally intended to be named  Cabot , word arrived during construction that  USS  Lexington  (CV-2 )  had been lost in the  Battle of the Coral Sea . The new aircraft carrier was renamed while under construction to commemorate the earlier ship.
She was the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name in honor of the  Revolutionary War   Battle of Lexington . Since 1992, the ship has been docked in  Corpus Christi, Texas , where she operates as a  museum .
The USS Lexington is open year-round seven days a week for touring and special events. Convenient all day parking is available for $4.00 and is free for Members.
Hangar Deck and Flight Deck are wheelchair accessible. The 3D MEGA Theater, Mess Deck, Ship’s Store and restrooms are on the Hangar Deck. The LEX LIFT elevator takes those unable to climb stairs, to the Flight Deck.
For more info, please call 1-800-LADY LEX

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