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Do you live in Bethpage, Westmoreland or Portland, and have a dog or cat that needs to be FIXED, but you can’t afford it?  The Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance can fix them for FREE! Also free rabies vaccination with surgery. Call 615-452-2233 for an appointment.  This program made possible by a generous grant from Best Friends Animal Society.  Limited time offer.  Please call soon.



Fireworks Display
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Music Starting at 7 p.m.
Fireworks starting at 9 p.m.
The Bridge at Highland
215 Highland Circle, Portland
Bring chairs and blankets.



Portland Public Library Events for June / July 2015

 July 2015 Super Hero Card Station  Every Story Has A Hero.  Honor the hero in your life…drop by the Portland Public Library and make a personalized card for the Hero in your story or one of the many Heroes in our community. We have everything you need; cards, art supplies, envelopes, and stamps at the Super Hero Card Station. The Super Hero Card Program will run June 2, 2015 through July 31, 2015.

ABC Club (Beginning August 13th)  Signups begin July 1st for a new preschool program which will be led by Shana Blankenship.  ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes.  They will meet every Thursday at 10:30 beginning August 13th.  Sign up today at the library circulation desk

Friday, July 10th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!     

Thursday, July 16th  Book Club 11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “33 Men:  Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners.” by Jonathan Franklin.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

 Friday, July 17th  Corey Brewer Storytelling, Photo Op and Autographs 1:00 to 2:00  Corey Brewer, NBA star for the Houston Rockets and one of Portland’s hometown heroes, will be at the library for a family event on Friday, July 17th at 1:00 p.m.  During the event Corey will read a book about basketball to the children and share the story of his own journey, from playing basketball in Portland to NBA fame, with the audience.  He will be available for autographs and pictures following the event.

 Friday, July 24th Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  

Tuesday, July 28th Red Cross Blood Drive 2:00 to 6:00  The Portland Public Library will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on July 28th.  The blood drive will last from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the circulation desk or call 615-325-2279 for any questions.

 Tuesday, July 28th  Book Signing with Terry Maggert 4:00 to 6:00  Come and support local author and self-publisher Terry Maggert. His writing genre is fantasy and Sci Fi.   This book signing will launch his Halfway series book one “Halfway Dead.”  This event will also include a cosplay model playing the dragon rider Saavin from one of his books “Banshee”.  He will also be giving away t-shirts, jewelry, and other items.

 Tuesday, July 28th  Tennessee Yellow Dot Program – CodeRED Emergency Communications Network  6:00-7:00  Corporal McKelvey, Portland Police Department, will give an informational presentation about the Tennessee Yellow Dot Program and the CodeRED Emergency Communications Network at the Portland Library on July 28th at 6:00.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this presentation and learn how to participate in these free Public Safety Programs that can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency.

 Friday, July 31st  Lucky Library Bingo 1:00 to 2:00   Please join us at the Portland Public Library to play Bingo.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes, but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  



YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

Young Adult Activities (students 6th grade through 12th grade)  Any questions, please call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279.

 Tuesday, June 30th  Movie  4:00-6:00  Rated PG.  Call the library at 615-325-2279 for more details and the movie title.

Thursday, July 2nd  Karaoke

4:00-5:00 Come sing along with us as we do Karaoke!  Solos, duets, and group sing-a-longs are encouraged.

 Tuesday, July 7th   Game Day 4:00-5:00  Join us for a fun-filled hour of games!  Listen to music as you play games like Wii, cards, Apples to Apples, board games and more with other young adults..

 Thursday,  July 9th  Pixel Art 4:00-5:00  Using plastic Perler beads, create any character or design you can think of.  We will have patterns to choose from but you may bring your own.

 Tuesday, July 14th   Cosplay 4:00-5:00   Cosplay is “the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.”  Learn and practice affordable techniques to turn yourself into your favorite characters.

 Thursday,  July 16th  Paper Art  Create different pieces of art using paper and recycled goods.  Stations will be set up with different paper crafts.  If you are not interested in one craft, you can move on to a different station.

 Tuesday, July 21st  FandomFest 4:00-6:00     FandomFest is a celebration of our favorite books, movies, and TV shows.  Different booths will be set up to celebrate a wide variety of fandoms.  There will be opportunities to win prizes.  Costumes are encouraged.  Geek out with us!

 Thursday, July 23rd Harry Potter Wands 4:00-5:00  Enter the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as we make our own DIY wands.  Butter Beer (made from cream soda) will also be provided as refreshment.

 Tuesday,  July 28th  Ice Cream in the Park 4:00-5:00    Meet us at the library and we will head next door to the park for ice cream and games.  It will be a great time for fun and socializing!

 Thursday, July 30th  Create Cards 4:00-5:00  Be a hero to a child in a hospital.  We will create uplifting cards that will be sent to the non-profit, “cards for Hospitalized Kids.”



Children's Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays  (ages 3-5)

Wednesday, July 1st 

10:30 Meet firefighters & check out the fire truck!

12:30 Let’s Celebrate the 4th of July.  Stories, activities and a 4th of July craft.


Wednesday, July 8th 

10:30.  It’s Garbage!  Come learn about sanitation workers and see how they are heroes.

12:30  Planting Pumpkins!  Come start your pumpkin to grow for October’s Jack-O-Lantern.  The Master Gardner’s Club will be here to help you get started!


 Wednesday, July 15th 

Winter in July! 10:30 Snow Games, snowball fights and a snow craft.

12:30 Cool Animals.  Stories about animals who live in cool places.


Wednesday, July 22nd   

Super Hero Stories.  10:30  Decide on your superhero power & make your own superhero mask.

12:30 Superhero games for preschoolers.  We will be playing games the entire time!


Wednesday, July 29th 

10:30 Wheels on the Bus!  Let’s take a pretend bus ride and see what happens!

12:30 Kindergarten here I come.  This session is targeted for those who are beginning kindergarten, with lots of kindergarten books, games and activities.


Wednesday, August 5th   

Movies all day!   10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Please call the library for the names of the movies at 615-325-2279.



 After school meets on Wednesdays (school age)

Wednesday, July 1st

2:30  A Hero For Your Pet.  Come meet your local veterinarian and check out books about pets.

4:30  Let’s Celebrate the 4th of July.  Stories, discussions, and a 4th of July craft.


Wednesday July 8th 

2:30  Dogs can be Heroes Too  Come meet a local therapy dog, and find out what they do.  Meet both the dog and the owner.  Ask questions.  This program is for school age children.

4:30  Police Officers are My Heroes.  Come and meet a local police officer and check out his police car!


Wednesday, July15th  

2:30  We will be watching a very popular sing-a-long movie! Kids are encouraged to dress up as Elsa, Anne, Olaf, or your favorite character.  Come prepared to sing loudly!  All ages included.

4:30  Elsa Visits the Library.  Come and meet Elsa and bring your camera for pictures.  Kids are encouraged to dress up for this event.  All ages included.


Wednesday, July 22nd 

2:30  Super Hero Games.  This is for school aged children.  We will be playing games the entire time!

4:30  Battle of the Super Heroes.  We will have a team trivia competition.  This is for school aged children.


Wednesday, July 29th

2:30  School Fun.  We will be sharing funny school books!

4:30  Are You Smarter than a 3rd Grader?  We will play trivia games to jump start your brain for school!  We may even award a few prizes!


Wednesday, August 5th  Movies All Day

10:30, 1:00 and 3:30.  Please call the library for the movie names at 615-325-2279.



Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)

Friday, July 3rd  Heroes in My Life:  Firemen, Fire trucks and Fireworks! Stories, songs and stickers.

Friday, July 10th  Heroes in My Life:  Police & Police Cars!  Stories, rhymes and stickers.

Friday, July 17th  Heroes in My Life: Grandparents- Aren’t They Grand?  Stories, songs, and stickers.

Friday, July 24th  Herores in My Life: Brothers & Sisters.  Come even if you don’t have a sibling!

Friday, July 31st  Heroes in My Life:  Teachers & Librarians!  Stories, songs, and stickers.



Citizens Awareness Group for Portland, Tennessee
Established in November of 2012  
The Citizens Awareness Group is an organization of everyday citizens of the Portland, Tennessee, area. The CAG considers their group a place where residents can voice their concerns, wishes, and desires in regards to issues within our city. CAG's goal is to be helpful to the community, and not a thorn in their side, by building a bond with the City's governing body and working as a team to help resolve issues and build better community relations. The Citizens Awareness Group is currently established as a Facebook group and can be followed at   All you have to do is click on "Like this page," and whenever CAG has a status update, you will see it in your status feeds. From there, you can read, communicate, and follow the activity. [Note: the CAG is not run by, nor associated with, this website.]






A special Thank You for all of the men and women from Portland who are serving, and have served, in the Armed Forces.  Thank you for what you do for our country!



Tourism Website!
We've put together a web site of tourist attractions along Tennessee Highway 52 from I-65 through Portland, Westmoreland, Lafayette and Red Boiling Springs, then down to I-40 through Carthage.  Please take a look at the site:



Portland, Tennessee
Country: U.S.A.
State: Tennessee
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Sumner County TN
ZIP Code: 37148
Latitude*: N36° 34.820'
Longitude*: W86° 30.837'
Elevation: 818 feet
Telephone Country Code: 1

Telephone Area Codes: 615 and 629
Population (1990 Census): 5,539
Population (2000 Census): 8,458

Population (2004 Special Census):10,046
Population (2007 Special Census): 10,941
Population (2010 Census): 11,480 
Portland's Birthday (First Election in the new City of Portland): May 2, 1905.

Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Portland's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.

*At the flag pole at City Hall. 

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