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Portland Pay Day -- June 1 - August 21

Friends of the Red Mill Pavilion Project

The Friends of the Red Mill are currently raising money for the construction of a timber-framed pavilion near the historic Red Mill. This is a true "community project" and they need your help! For more information on how you can make a difference, please click on the picture above. If you would like to make a donation to this project electronically, the Friends of the Red Mill are currently accepting online donations through Patronocity.


For a breakdown of their various sponsorship levels, please download a copy of their flier below. Give a little or give a lot...they need your help TODAY!

Friends of the Red Mill
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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

 Upcoming Meetings:


Main Street Board - Thursday, May 14


Promotions and Marketing - Wednesday, May 27


Design - Thursday, May 7


Economic Revitalization - Monday, May 18


Organization and Finance - Wednesday, May 20


DDA - Thursday, May 14

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.

May 2015 "On the Street" Newsletter
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