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 July 1, 2022
55
Listed
36
Avg. DOM
$158.13
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$289,000
Med. List Price
55 Properties
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$359,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Bay Ridge
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,168
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
1
Day on Site
401989
MLS
Beautiful two story home with an expansive backyard! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home features a welcoming living room with a wall of windows that stream in an abundance of natural light. The...
$279,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Eastcliff #8
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,212
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
1
Day on Site
401962
MLS
This nicely updated home on a large corner lot offers views of mature landscaping in an established subdivision. This home is packed with charm and space inside and out! The kitchen is any chef's...
$259,900
Neighborhood: Portland-Oak Ridge Estate #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,864
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
1
Day on Site
403166
MLS
Well appointed, updated & beautiful! Perfectly situated in front of the new meandering trail leading to TM Clark Elementary School, brand new Middle School, GPHS, Oak Ridge Park & Wildcat Sports...
$230,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Oak Ridge #6
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,474
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
1
Day on Site
403143
MLS
Y'all better hurry to check this one out! This adorable, updated home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in a split floorplan. Located in a quiet subdivision within walking distance to sought after...
$157,500
Neighborhood: Portland-East Cliff #2
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,260
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
3
Days on Site
401947
MLS
Cute cottage style home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Home does need some TLC. Being sold AS-IS. Large back yard and a 2 car garage. Laundry in the garage.
$249,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Northshore #10b
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,661
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
3
Days on Site
402043
MLS
Come down and check out this wonderfully Charming home! When you step inside you see the large living space with beautiful tile and a homey fireplace. A delightful kitchen with a built-in dishwasher...
$99,500
Neighborhood: Portland-Westcliff #4
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,225
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
3
Days on Site
401424
MLS
Great investment property with income and equity potential, in a sought after, established neighborhood in beautiful Portland! Strong Bay breeze blowing in just one house from the corner. Large,...
$526,110
Neighborhood: Garnett Estate
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,698
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
400178
MLS
This gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom includes an open concept floor plan. This new build features high ceilings, custom built cabinet, granite counter tops throughout the home. Also includes an...
$420,030
Neighborhood: Garnett Estate
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,154
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
5
Days on Site
400173
MLS
This gorgeous 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom includes an open concept floor plan. This new build features high ceilings, custom built cabinet, granite counter tops throughout the home. Also includes an...
$156,500
Neighborhood: Portland-French Village #1
3
Beds
1
Baths
960
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
5
Days on Site
401973
MLS
Perfect starter home for first time home buyers! Cute three bedroom home with large yard. Great investment for a rental. Several opportunities for this great home.
$228,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Bay Ridge
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,302
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
5
Days on Site
401964
MLS
Well-kept home located is a fast-growing area. Close to shopping, restaurants and all amenities Portland has to offer. This three-bedroom, two bath cozy home is move in ready. Open floor plan allows...
$440,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Northshore #6-B
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,904
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
6
Days on Site
401851
MLS
Come see this lovely four bedroom home in The Legends at Northshore! Large open floor plan featuring a downstairs primary suite and bath with his and hers sinks and walk-in closet, an office space...