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 October 23, 2021
47
Listed
48
Avg. DOM
$146.71
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$324,900
Med. List Price
47 Properties
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$429,900
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Landing
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,816
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
2
Days on Site
389946
MLS
Entertainers Dream floor plan! Two story home w/ 4 bedrooms, open floor plan, large kitchen island, study/office & 3.5 baths. Side-load 2 car garage w/master downstairs, beach entry style shower, a...
$584,900
Subdivision: Gregory-Paul Sub Cfp Co
5
Beds
3
Baths
3,055
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
2
Days on Site
389788
MLS
This 5-bedroom, 3 full bath home has it all. An updated kitchen with pantry and laundry with open concept for entertaining family and friends. Master bedroom has large walk-in closets. Attached 1...
$244,000
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Ridge
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,472
Sq.Ft.
2010
Year Built
3
Days on Site
389910
MLS
Immaculate property in the Bay Ridge Subdivision! Property features an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining! Split floorplan features a large primary bedroom. Primary bath has a soaker...
$249,000
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Ridge
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,455
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
9
Days on Site
389631
MLS
Ready to live in Portland, look no further. This home contains a beautifully updated kitchen, spacious living and dining area. There are three generous freshly installed carpeted bedrooms and two...
$229,000
Subdivision: Portland-Eastcliff #6
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,434
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
10
Days on Site
388792
MLS
Nice, large 4 bedroom home with LOTS of room to entertain! Close to neighborhood park and the water.
$294,000
Subdivision: Portland-East Cliff #11
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,548
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
10
Days on Site
389636
MLS
Spacious East Cliff home in established neighborhood! Foyer opens up to spacious living area with vaulted ceiling, extra-tall windows providing wonderful natural light, and plenty of room to relax...
$163,500
Subdivision: Portland-Westcliff
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,648
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
10
Days on Site
389413
MLS
Great find in the Westcliff neighborhood of Portland. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is ready for some TLC and a new family to enjoy. Morgan building in back yard, storm windows and more. Nice oak trees...
$210,000
Subdivision: Portland-Briar Bluff #1
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,696
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
11
Days on Site
389498
MLS
Charming 3 bed, 2 bath home located on a cul-de-sac lot in the quiet neighborhood of Portland-Briar Bluff. This home needs a little TLC and is being sold AS-IS. It offers a functional layout, a...
$255,000
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Landing
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,550
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
13
Days on Site
389337
MLS
Check out this Move in Ready home! This 6 year old home offers fresh paint, new carpet in bedrooms, and a spacious backyard. Inside you are greeted with a wide entry, open floorplan, granite...
$649,000
Subdivision: Portland-North Shore #8b
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,031
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
13
Days on Site
389492
MLS
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME! This beautiful new custom home has everything you want. 4BR, 4BA, 2 car garage, on a quiet Cul-de-Sac in beautiful Northshore, Portland. It has 2 master bedrooms - 1 Up...
$265,000
Subdivision: Portland-Bay Ridge
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,748
Sq.Ft.
2012
Year Built
16
Days on Site
389360
MLS
The covered and recessed front patio of this lovely 9-year old home will allow you to take on the prevailing SE winds in shady comfort. Inside, the home boasts builder upgrades such as granite...
$535,000
Subdivision: Portland-Northshore #5a
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,787
Sq.Ft.
1998
Year Built
17
Days on Site
389339
MLS
VERY WELL MAINTAINED GORGEOUS 5 BEDROOM TWO STORY NORTHSHORE HOME ON HUGE LOT -GREAT FLOOR PLAN WITH CHEFS KITCHEN WITH SILESTONE COUNTERS, INDUCTION COOKTOP & STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES-SPACIOUS...