The Portland, TX Area
The family friendly coastal town of Portland, TX sits high on the Gulf Coast overlooking the Nueces and Corpus Christi Bays. Ironically, Portland, TX is a center point between Corpus Christi, TX and Rockport, TX. Transportation options in the area include the Corpus Christi International Airport (CRP), and the Port Aransas Ferry system.
The seed of Portland was planted when John G. Willacy purchased 640 acres of land in 1890 and sold it to the Portland Harbor & Improvement Co. out of Maine. It was after this Portland, TX became an official city after a map filing was made ate the County Courthouse. From its 960 acre origin (approximately 1 mile), Portland has expanded to measures a 9.6 square miles
Hotel Services & Amenities
You are in for a treat when you stay at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland. We shower our guests with a host of amenities designed to provide our guests with both essentials and luxuries that we know will make them feel right at home. After a long day of traveling, wind down in front of a 42" flat screen TV with premium television and HD channels or connect to free wireless Internet for some leisure time. Sink into an orthopedically friendly pillow top bed for a productive rest.
In the morning, kick start your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee; make it yourself with the convenient in-room coffee maker. If you wake up hungry, head down to the dining room area. There you'll find the treasured Bright Side(r) Breakfast bar, stocked with hot and cold breakfast items for guests to enjoy. You'll have all you need to prepare for your day with the massaging showers, hair dryer, and iron with iron board.
While staying in the Portland, TX, be sure to get out and have some fun. There are many attractions in the area. Take a free cruise on the Port Aransas Ferry to Mustang Island. Get some golfing in at the Northshore Country Club - an 18-hole golf course that is challenging enough to host the U.S. Open as it did in 1933. Take a lazy stroll through Sunset Lake Park, along the water; taking in all the views and sunlight or make it an adventure and do some hiking or biking. Do some good fishing at Aransas Pass where the fish are always biting. Fisherman's Wharf is another great place to do some seasonal fishing.
Plan a day at North Beach to visit the Texas State Aquarium at Corpus Christi for some amazing aquatic sights. If you are into military equipment, don't leave without checking out the USS Lexington aircraft carrier.
Have a ball drinking and snacking while watching some fast paced action at Gulf Coast Racing. The Columbus Fleet, reproductions of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria ships sailed by Christopher Columbus, is a must see. The Hurricane Alley Waterpark is the perfect activity for some family time with the kids. Later, close out the day with an evening show at the Northshore Cinema 8. Check out the American Bank Center event calendar to see what's happening while you're in town. Baseball fans can attend a minor league game at the Whataburger Fields during baseball season.
Shopping venues in the area include La Palmera Mall, Walmart Supercenter, and Northshore Plaza. Schools in the area include Del Mar College, Kaplan College, and Texas A&M University. Businesses include DuPont, Oxychem, Golf Compress, Air Liquide, Gulf Marine Fabricators, Naval Station Ingleside, Occidental Chemical Corporation, Reynolds Metal Company Reservoir, Cheniere, Baker Hughes. Medical facilities include Portland Urgent Care Clinic, Medical Arts Clinic, Northshore Emergency Center, Christus Spohn, and Coastal Palms Nursing & Rehab. If your agenda includes visits to any of these destinations choose La Quinta Inn & Suites Portland for a convenience.