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 December 1, 2022
67
Listed
72
Avg. DOM
$163.75
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$306,000
Med. List Price
67 Properties
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$155,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Lang North Sub # 1
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,352
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
409108
MLS
Fantastic opportunity for a nice home under 200k in the wonderful community of Portland Texas. This home features a large master bedroom with a big master bath that has a good sized tub and shower....
$339,000
Neighborhood: Portland-East Cliff
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,462
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
3
Days on Site
408802
MLS
Honey STOP THE CAR!! This beautifully landscaped, Brick home, energy efficient Solar Panels (special), 3 bed / 2 bath corner-lot home is ready for its next chapter! Over 2400 sq. ft. on nearly 1/4 ac...
$180,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Sutherland #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,204
Sq.Ft.
1966
Year Built
7
Days on Site
408972
MLS
Back on the market! Great Starter home or retirement home on oversized corner lot. Established quiet neighborhood. With a bit of vision and some TLC, this home can be super charming! Large kitchen...
$85,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Portland Tier E
2
Beds
1
Baths
766
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
7
Days on Site
408961
MLS
Property is part of Old Town Portland that is multi zoned by the city. Check with the City of Portland for it's Unlimited possibilities for this property.
$450,700
Neighborhood: Portland-East Cliff #12
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,644
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
10
Days on Site
401957
MLS
Wake up every morning to a breathtaking view of the open bay water. Listen to the ocean and watch the dolphins while you have dinner. Be the lucky one to OWN 70 LINEAR FEET OF INCREDIBLE WATERFRONT...
$390,000
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge Sub
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,756
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
10
Days on Site
408931
MLS
Welcome Home! This beautiful, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home boasts an open floor plan with a split-level bedroom arrangement. Downstairs you'll find the main living area, spacious open kitchen with dining...
$348,900
Neighborhood: Bay Ridge Sub
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,188
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
13
Days on Site
408850
MLS
ENERGY EFFICIENT & Secure Home!! This spectacular Bay Ridge 4 bed, 2 bath home w/open floor plan, 2 dining areas or office space, tray ceilings & crown molding throughout. You will love the gourmet...
$245,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Twin Fountains #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,560
Sq.Ft.
1977
Year Built
14
Days on Site
408843
MLS
Beautiful remodeled home at the corner of Memorial Parkway and Wildcat Drive. Walking distance to schools. New paint and water resistant plank flooring throughout. Kitchen has been remodeled. New...
$235,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Century Terrace #4
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,674
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
14
Days on Site
408808
MLS
Do you enjoy entertaining? This well maintained 3-bedroom home has the right amount of space to accommodate you and your guest. As you walk in you are greeted with a bright, open and spacious living...
$283,500
Neighborhood: West Wood Estates
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,633
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
18
Days on Site
408655
MLS
Welcome to the west side of Portland, where you'll find great amenities, parks, a tidy neighborhood, and G-PISD elementary campus...all within an easy walk of this captivating home! The open floor...
$464,000
Neighborhood: Portland-Bay Landing
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,940
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
18
Days on Site
408668
MLS
Welcome to this meticulous 2-story 4beds/3.5baths home. Walk in the front door to a captivating & spacious foyer. Off to one side is an office & bath, enter the exquisite living room w/an elegant...
Open 12/4
319 San Saba Dr Portland, TX 78374
$475,000
Neighborhood: Portland-East Cliff #11
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,091
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
20
Days on Site
408631
MLS
Beautifully maintained home situated on an oversized corner lot located in Portland's desirable East Cliff Subdivision. Built in '78, but updated to feel more current yet keep the comfortable vibe....