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San Patricio County, Texas


The Gem City of the Gulf

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Community news

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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Portland is approximately 14,827 (2000), 15099 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,566 (1990), 5392 (2010).
The amount of land area in Portland is 15.224 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Portland is 9.12 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 6.836 sq kilometers.
The distance from Portland to Washington DC is 1431 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 169 miles. (as the crow flies)
Portland is positioned 27.87 degrees north of the equator and 97.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.


on Corpus Christi Bay in southeast Texas.
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mild with prevailing winds to ease the temperatures
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History & History Related Items

Once an Indian village, Portland began from 840 acres purchased by John C. Willacy. It was founded in 1890 and grew slowly. By 1943, it had a population of just 500 people. Besides the 840 acres bought by Willacy, the New England Land & New England R.E. Company purchased 1,280 adjacent acres of land. Most of the stockholders of these companies lived in Portland, Maine. The new town was named in honor of their hometown.
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Portland is on a 30-40 foot high bluff overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It has the deepest water in the Corpus Christi Bay. The area is great for sportsmen with Duck and other game in abundance. Fishing in this waters is good as well as oysters. Spring and Fall migrations come through the area and make wonderful birding.
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Portland City Government

City of Portland

Portland Chamber

Portland Chamber of Commerce
2000 Redwood
Portland, Texas 78374
Phone: 361-643-2475
Fax: 361-643-7377

Portland Community News

Portland, Texas Business and Community News
This blog is dedicated to keeping tabs on the progress of local business and community growth in the city of Portland, Texas and the surrounding area. Note: Blog best viewed in high resolution.

Portland Community Events

The third week of April each year
2000 was the 27th annual event
This event was formerly called Pioneer Days.

Portland Organizations

Portland Chamber of Commerce
2000 Redwood
Portland, Texas 78374
Phone: 361-643-2475
Fax: 361-643-7377 Portland


The population of Portland was:
1943 - 500
1990 - 12,224
1998 - 14,000
2000 - 14,827

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