Welcome to Portland Main Street!

Saturday, August 13, 3:00 - 8:00 pm on the Bridge Street Bridge! Click for more info.

Beer on the Bridge and Wine the Walk will take place on AUGUST 13th!  We realize that not everyone is a craft beer connoisseur; there will also be six wines, hard ciders, and craft sodas - along with great food from Sweet Caroline's BBQ and DeStefano's Oven!  The day's music will begin with local legends "We Three Strings" at 2:00 pm (for VIP ticket holder, gate opens at 3:00 for General Admission tickets).  At 5:00 national touring Trop Rock band, "Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers" take the stage.  Don is the Trop Rock Music Association's "Songwriter of the Year".  The band has toured and recorded with "Fingers" Taylor, Jimmy Buffett's harmonica player; and Doyle Grisolm, also a Coral Reefer. The band holds two TRMA "Album of the Year" awards.  Come ready to party -- the Parrotheads will be flocking!  Luau PARTY!!

Area Businesses - Join us in the Park!

Thursday, July 21, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, all businesses welcome, Two Rivers Park

Portland is Home to Small Town Charm

Take a quick photo tour of downtown Portland below and experience everything our downtown has to offer!

Located at the confluence of the Looking Glass and Grand Rivers, downtown Portland is a unique destination that offers something for the entire family!


We have four dining establishments, a coffeehouse and bakery, ice cream shop, and two floral/gift shops! And that's just a small sampling of the many great businesses that we have in our downtown.


We also have nearly nine miles of finished river trails running directly through downtown Portland. Bring the bikes, the rollerblades, or just walk our trails and then cap off the day by visiting one of our fine restaurants or ice cream shop.


Click here to download a map of our river-trail system!


Located approximately half way between Lansing and Grand Rapids, downtown Portland is your perfect "day trip" getaway! Take a trip down I-96 and exit at Kent Street to find downtown Portland. Experience the laid back, small town charm that Portland has to offer!


Spend a day on the river of your choice! Some cities boast that "a river runs through" their city. Portland is the only Michigan Main Street community that gives you the choice of two!


Downtown Portland -- Let's Connect!

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The Portland Main Street program exists at the intersection of historic preservation and economic development. Our goal is to revitalize the downtown while protecting and enhancing the unique historic buildings. Our volunteers work to protect the sense of place and history that downtown Portland holds and build on that.

Portland Main Street/DDA Meetings:

Design Committee - January 14

Organization and Finance: Jan. 20

Promotions & Marketing - Jan. 27

Economic Revitalization - Jan. 11

DDA Board - Januaray 21

Stop in and find out what we're all about!

We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings.  Call 616 558 5863 for more information.

January 2016 "On the Street" Newsletter
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