This page contains both video and pictures of everything related to Portland Main Street. Have a look and let us know your thoughts on what is happening in our downtown!
May 2014 --
Introducing Portland Main Street's Business Highlight Series, produced in conjunction with Quarterline Media!
Around the Block Quilt Shop --
120 Maple Street
Country Cupboard Floral & Gift --
268 Kent Street
Distinctive Occasions --
160 Kent Street
The Portland Civic Players --
231 Maple Street
The Law Offices of Duff, Chadwick and Associates --
108 Kent Street
The final 'webisode' in the series, brought to you by the Portland Main Street program, highlighting various businesses in downtown Portland, Michigan.
The crew that produced it, Quarterline Media --
This video was created by Eric Proctor, a Portland resident and owner of Quarterline Media here in Portland. We would like to thank Eric for his hard work and dedication to this project.
Portland Main Street would also like to thank all of the volunteers that made this video - and our downtown - one of the best over the last 8 years!
Check out the video from the Michigan Main Street Center on Joel VanSlambrouck's receiving the 2010 "Volunteer of the Year" Award at the Michigan Downtown Conference in Bay City, Michigan.
Take a few minutes and sample everything that downtown Portland has to offer guests, visitors, and residents through our slideshow below!
The 2009 HolidayFest on the Grand brought many people to downtown Portland. Twenty-Five businesses took part in 2009, with each having in store demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and great specials throughout the downtown.
Carriage rides throughout downtown Portland, the lighting of the City Christmas Tree, and a visit from Santa were just some of the highlights this year.
The Michigan Main Street Center recently developed a great short video which demonstrates the importance of shopping locally. Take a few minutes and see for yourself:
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: 2nd Thursday
Organization Committee: 3rd Wednesday
Promotions Committee: 4th Tuesday
Economic Revitalization: 3rd Monday
DDA Board: 3rd Thursday
Stop in and find out what we're all about!
We welcome new members and visitors to all of our meetings. Call 517-647-5027 for more information.