Welcome to Cool Portland
Welcome to Portland, Michigan, one of a handful of cities chosen to participate in Michigan's Cool Cities Initiative's Pilot Project!
Cool Cities is about everyone in the community working together to make the community the best it can be. A Cool City has a healthy economy because it's a wonderful place to live, work, and play! With its small-town amenities but close proximity to Lansing and Grand Rapids, Portland is the perfect "in-between" place. Here, you can have it all! Visit us soon and enjoy our historic downtown, our scenic rivers, ten+ miles of paved walking trails, beautiful parks, and more.
Portland, a city of just 3,700 residents, has a great deal to offer, and it just gets better and better every day. In May, Portland's "Friends of the Red Mill" held its first "Porch & Garden Extravaganza." The Portland Community Arts Council held another successful "Thursdays on the Grand" summer concert series and held its second annual "Music Fest and Chalk Walk" in June. In August was the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce's Riverfest.
Check out our Events Calendar for what's going on in in the Portland area, and browse our site for more information about opportunities to live, work, and play in Portland, The City of Two Rivers!