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 September 24, 2021
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Listed
42
Avg. DOM
$148.35
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$289,950
Med. List Price
52 Properties
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$220,000
Subdivision: Portland-Twin Fountains #2
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,538
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
1
Day on Site
388703
MLS
Great corner lot home conveniently located across the street from a family friendly park. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, and 3 bonus rooms added on behind the garage! Open...
$1,049,900
Subdivision: Portland-East Cliff #3
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,535
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
2
Days on Site
357402
MLS
The Coastal lifestyle begins with this amazing home on the Corpus Christi Bay. This custom built home was creatively designed to capture & enjoy the magnificent views of the bay. Enjoy five different...
$389,900
Subdivision: Portland-Northshore #7a
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,480
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
2
Days on Site
388699
MLS
Country Club living at its best! This gorgeous home is located across the street from the Northshore Country Club, it has a 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, a screened in patio overlooking the sparkling...
$409,000
Subdivision: Portland-East Cliff #3
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,126
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
3
Days on Site
388766
MLS
Solar screens, sidewalks and a POOL are a great start, but what about water views from every bedroom? Yes, this East Cliff home is close enough to the bay for the breeze AND the views! 4 bedrooms,...
$624,000
Subdivision: Portland-Northshore #7
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
4,776
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
4
Days on Site
388459
MLS
Overlooking the 18th fairway and located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this Northshore home provides the perfect location to relax and enjoy the gorgeous pool and grounds. Large lot features over 120 ft of...
$238,000
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #4
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,236
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
4
Days on Site
388689
MLS
Take a look at this lovely two story red brick home in a peaceful cul-de-sac. This four bedroom home has so much to offer. Three bedrooms are upstairs, and one large bedroom is downstairs. Bonus...
$387,424
Subdivision: Northshore #6-B
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,585
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
5
Days on Site
387576
MLS
On a treasured corner of Palmer Drive, decorative landscaping, extended concrete driveway & brick inlaid walkway leading to a 10' lead glass front door to this stunning brick home with keystone &...
$285,000
Subdivision: Portland-Briar Bluff #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,830
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
5
Days on Site
388664
MLS
COME SEE YOUR NEW HOME! This gorgeous 3BR/2BA home on a beautiful and scenic street has been nicely updated and is just waiting for it's new owner. Features 33 Solar Panels, gas generator for power...
$240,000
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #9
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,586
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
9
Days on Site
388399
MLS
A PLACE TO CALL HOME! If you are looking for condition, space and location, this has it all!! Step inside to a bright & naturally lit spacious fireplace living room, a kitchen equipped with updated...
$229,900
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #5
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,666
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
10
Days on Site
388451
MLS
Wonderful there bedroom, two bath home located in East Cliff subdivision! Inviting entry way leads into a cozy living space. Second living space features a brick encased fireplace with access to your...
$381,300
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Ridge
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,749
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
10
Days on Site
388435
MLS
This stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with a private office has an abundance of space for you and your crew! There is an additional living area upstairs, along with 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms....
$449,000
Subdivision: Portland-East Cliff #3
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,600
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
11
Days on Site
388415
MLS
This is a beautiful remodeled home with 4 bedrooms 2 1/2 bath. Huge in ground pool with big backyard perfect for BBQ and swimming for the whole family. Kitchen has been beautiful updated with quartz...