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 you in Portland, a family-friendly town with a relaxed vibe situated a few minutes north of Corpus Christi.
Welcome to Portland!
Portland was called the “Gem City of the Gulf” and was described as being the most attractive and pleasant spot in Texas. Situated on a beautiful 30 to 40 foot high bluff, it overlooked 150 square miles of dancing waves and fronted the deepest water in Corpus Christi Bay. As a summer and winter resort, Portland was described as being particularly fortunate with her mild climate and prevailing bay breezes.