We’re delighted to welcome you to our quaint, unique city. Portland is a community that boasts two rivers in a downtown district filled with natural beauty, where the rich history of the past meets the vibrant growth of the future. Portland is a place of shared memories filled with friends and neighbors pulling together powered by community business and property owners, employees and volunteers, along with residents and visitors of all ages. #miportland
Portland boasts a rich history, filled with work ethic and community pride, much of it reflected in the buildings located in the historic Kent Street area. We work with purpose and direction to preserve that history and facilitate a vibrant charming area for residents and visitors to gather.
Portland Downtown is a not-for-profit community and volunteer based program for improving Portland’s downtown between-the-rivers district, creating a viable place to operate a business, a rewarding place to live and raise a family, and a fun place for visitors and residents to connect and linger for a while.
We work cohesively with local city government, it’s departments, and organizations to enhance everything our area has to offer. Our organization also partners with several programs; Michigan Main Street, Main Street America (accredited since 2003), National Trust for Historic Preservation and Redevelopment Ready Communities to serve as a catalyst, resource and unifying body for any projects that improve and sustain the vibrancy of our community and central business district.