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 January 27, 2022
42
Listed
70
Avg. DOM
$151.49
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$347,450
Med. List Price
42 Properties
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$559,000
Subdivision: Portland-Briar Bluff #3
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,371
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
1
Day on Site
393073
MLS
Come see this rare waterfront property in Portland Tx! This property features views of the water from just about every room in the house. Upon entering you are greeted with an open floorplan that...
$322,900
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Landing
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,942
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
393141
MLS
Great size 4 bed 2 and 1/2 bath Home, has a Covered front porch entry into long high ceilinged foyer! Spacious and open living and dining area. Beautifully set up kitchen custom cabinetry, Painted...
$379,900
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Landing
3
Beds
1
Baths
2,307
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
393146
MLS
Beautiful Fox Home Builders plan!! 4 bedroom 3 bath with 2 car garage. Entry through an 8ft solid wood door and 11ft foyer! Enter an open Family Room (with Tray Ceiling with design and recessed...
$249,900
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #5
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,984
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
3
Days on Site
393082
MLS
Bring your investors or for those who love to remodel and create that amazing home. This large 2,984 sq. ft. fixer upper home sits on a 9,235 sq. ft. lot in a great, very quiet neighborhood. You can...
$379,900
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Landing
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,307
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
4
Days on Site
393016
MLS
Beautiful Fox Home Builders plan!! 4 bedroom 3 bath with 2 car garage. Entry through an 8ft solid wood door and 11ft foyer! Enter into a large open Family Room (with Tray Ceiling with design and...
$397,769
Subdivision: Eastcliff #9
4
Beds
2
Baths
3,060
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
8
Days on Site
392920
MLS
Sharp, stylish & updated. Clad in painted brick, hardy siding, 2017 roof & 23 new windows, this showplace will put an end to your home search. From the double door entry, wood grain tile delivers you...
$345,000
Subdivision: Portland-Oak Ridge Estate #1
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,182
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
10
Days on Site
392764
MLS
Make this very well maintain home yours today!!. The beautiful granite countertops and spacious pantry makes this kitchen the main area for the family as it welcomes you when you walk in. The...
$349,900
Subdivision: Portland-East Cliff #15
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,467
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
11
Days on Site
392721
MLS
Gorgeous, updated, 5 bedroom, 3 bath home located in Portlands East Cliff neighborhood! Large open entry way leads into a living space with tall ceilings and a brick encased fireplace. Kitchen...
$249,900
Subdivision: Portland-Northshore #10b
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,514
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
11
Days on Site
392716
MLS
This beautifully kept home is just what you're looking for! Open concept living area with a breakfast bar and formal dining area. New granite countertops and stainless steel applicances. Giant master...
$358,000
Subdivision: Portland-Oak Ridge Estate #2
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,243
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
15
Days on Site
392218
MLS
Take a look at this magnificent gem located in the established Portland-Oak Ridge subdivision. This four bedroom, two bath home has been recently renovated to bring out the best characteristics in a...
$155,000
Subdivision: Portland-Lang North Sub #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,564
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
16
Days on Site
392555
MLS
This quaint townhouse in booming Portland could be an affordable primary home or investment property. The living room has a lovely wood-burning fireplace, which also saves on the energy bills during...
$159,900
Subdivision: Portland-French Village #1
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,040
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
16
Days on Site
392597
MLS
Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1 full bath home located in Portland. Laminate flooring throughout the living areas. Carpet in bedrooms. Huge backyard! Come view today!