Nestled at the intersection of Corpus Christi and Nueces bays is a place of charming coastal tranquility tailor-made for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers. Watch gentle waves roll onto quiet grassy shores. Let the soft sea breeze caress your skin as you stand on the end of a long wooden fishing pier. Kayak a coastal lake and spot rare migratory birds in a scenic nature preserve. All of these experiences await when you visit Portland, a family-friendly town with a relaxed vibe situated a few minutes north of Corpus Christi.

With its abundant Gulf Coast allure, Portland offers an endless number of ways to enjoy the Gulf Coast. It’s location at the convergence of two bays makes it one of the best places to go fishing in the region, particularly in the winter when the waters are teeming with black drum. Portland’s most prominent angling spot is the Indian Point Fishing Park and Pier. Cast a line from here day or night as the pier is lighted and open 24 hours. Look south for a stunning view of downtown Corpus Christi and the USS LEXINGTON as you kick back and wait for something to bite.

The pier sits just south of Sunset Lake Park, a 333-acre ecologically rich area that spans wetlands and a saltwater lake. Kayak or canoe the scenic waterways, fish from the shoreline, and hike or bike the paved-two mile trial that provides a fantastic vantage point for birding. In fact, the park sits within the Corpus Christi Bay Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail, an area frequented by migratory birds and home to shorebirds like loons, grebes, and diving ducks.

Speaking of birding, Portland is not far from a true hidden treasure, the Fred Jones Nature Sanctuary. This nine-acre oasis of native vegetation sits among a sea of farmland, providing a crucial habitat for local and migratory birds. Take your time exploring the sanctuary’s secluded trails and you just may spot a few, such as warblers, vireos, orioles, and other songbirds during migration season.

All of this will surely keep you busy, but there’s more. If you’re a kiteboarding enthusiast, find your way to Violet Andrews Park. With its narrow beach and constant winds, the park is one of the best spots for enjoying the sport. Not far from that is the NorthShore Country Club, home to an 18-hole links-style golf course with four breathtaking holes placed along the shoreline of Corpus Christi Bay. Portland also has a skate park and an aquatic center with a heated lap pool and a recreational pool perfect for a fun afternoon swim with your family. Need to get a workout in? Visit the Portland Community Center, a public gym with cardio equipment, weight machines, everything else you need to work up a sweat.

In addition to all of its natural wonders, Portland’s location can’t be beat. Staying here puts you just a short (and spectacular) drive away from Corpus Christi’s major attractions, such as the Texas State Aquarium, North Shore, The Art Museum of South Texas, and Hurricane Alley Waterpark. Not only that, you’re less than an hour away from the sun-kissed beaches of Mustang Island and Port Aransas.

Whether you have a craving to get outside or you’re looking for the perfect destination for your next family getaway, plan your next vacation to Portland.

Portland June 19, 2021
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Listed
47
Avg. DOM
$147.45
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$264,900
Med. List Price
29 Properties
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$184,000
Subdivision: Portland-Briar Bluff By The Ba
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,572
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
382645
MLS
cozy condo living near the Bay! Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condo off popular Moore Avenue. All bedrooms are on the second level. Two bathrooms are also upstairs with a 1/2 bath down. The master...
$265,000
Subdivision: Portland-Oak Ridge #3
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,680
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
384801
MLS
This METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED Home is Perfectly situated on a large CORNER LOT in the Oak Ridge Subdivision, just down the street from the Library, Soccer Fields and Gregory Portland High School....
$285,000
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #6
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,488
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
3
Days on Site
384742
MLS
Beautiful Home on a Corner Lot! So much space to spread out. Freshly upgraded Kitchen and shower. Vaulted ceilings in Great room. 2 primary rooms, perfect for a multigenerational living situation....
$225,000
Subdivision: Bay Ridge Unit #6
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,385
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
3
Days on Site
383600
MLS
Located in the Bay Ridge subdivision, this beautiful brick home has unique bamboo flooring in the living room. The tiled kitchen has an abundance of cabinet space and large pantry storage. Enjoy the...
$370,000
Subdivision: Portland-Oak Ridge #3
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,648
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
5
Days on Site
383676
MLS
This home is situated on a large cul-de-sac lot in popular Portland. Great curb appeal and a stunning metal roof welcome you inside this recently updated home. Natural light fills the living areas...
$369,900
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Ridge
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,512
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
6
Days on Site
383626
MLS
Amazing home on a large corner lot! It features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a separate dining area and an open floor plan with tons of natural light. Ready for you to move in!
$244,900
Subdivision: Portland-West Wood Estate
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,569
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
7
Days on Site
383552
MLS
Make memories in this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home located in Moore's Landing in Portland, Texas. Upon arrival the inviting front porch will greet you. (Check out the photos) Step inside to the...
Open 6/19
1210 Crosby St Portland, TX 78374
$189,900
Subdivision: Portland-French Village #1
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,632
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
7
Days on Site
383560
MLS
Come see this spacious Portland Home with four bedrooms and 2 bath close to schools and highway access. This home has many upgrades including energy efficient double pane windows throughout, new...
$495,000
Subdivision: Portland-Portland Tier C
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,519
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
7
Days on Site
383553
MLS
Spectacular, Million Dollar Water-view! This home sits on a bluff located in Olde Town Portland, where the views of Corpus Christi Bay and it's Skyline are mesmerizing! Enjoy fireworks from the CC...
$129,900
Subdivision: Portland-Castillian Heights
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,211
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
8
Days on Site
383512
MLS
Great investment home! Brick, one story, on huge corner lot, with mature landscaping and fenced in yard. Featuring split bedrooms and great storage, this house is loaded with potential located in the...
$379,900
Subdivision: East Cliff #11
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,375
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
8
Days on Site
383530
MLS
Pillared, barreled covered patio entry leads to the front porch overlooking the landscaped drive & stone /mulched gardens & invites all through the beautiful front door to the bamboo plank floors &...
$230,000
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #6
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,855
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
8
Days on Site
383541
MLS
We invite you to view this 4-bed, 2-bath home located on a corner lot in the desirable Portland-Eastcliff subdivision. This house has the master bedroom located downstairs, split from the living area....