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"Rockin' River Color Run" -- Oct. 10th

October 10th --  Come run in Portland Main Street's first COLOR RUN!  


The Rockin' River 5K Color Run begins at 9:00 am in front of City Hall. It is a fun run/walk and is not timed.  Run along Portland's two winding rivers -- get sprayed with beautiful COLOR all along the route!

This race is a colaboration with St. Patrick's School and Portland Main Street. It is a part of the "Healthy Portland" event sponsored by Dr. Jason Williamson of Willemin Chiropractic. The health fair event takes place at City Hall from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon.


1 Mile KIDS color run immediatly following. $10.00, includes shirt.

The following day, Sunday, October 11th is St. Pat's Fall Festival 5K/ half marathon. Call 517 647 7551 for more information.

NOTICE:  New Date!!

Mark your calendars:  December 12th - HolidayFest on the Grand's  "Old Tyme Christmas"

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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News & Events

August 15, 4:00 - 11:00 pm

 Upcoming Meetings  


Design - Thursday, October 8


Organization and Finance - Wednesday, October 21


Economic Revitalization - Monday, October 19


Promotions and Marketing -

Wednesday, October 28


DDA Board - Thursday, October 15

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.

October 2015 "On the Street" Newsletter
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