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Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance is located at 720 Blythe Avenue, Gallatin TN 



North Sumner Elementary School Fall Festival
October 29, 2016
North Sumner Elementary will be having their fall festival on Saturday October 29, 2016 from 10-2 with a live auction to follow.  A silent auction will be held from 10-1:30.  There will be rides, games, inflatables, food, something for everyone!



Bottom View Farm Fall Festival!
September 24 through November 1, 2016
8:00 am to 4:00 pm, daily
Please click here for more information.



2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Volunteer State campus, Gallatin
Please click here for a flyer listing what you can (and cannot) bring (pdf file)



Portland Craft Show and Sale

November 12, 2016 
The 43rd Annual Portland Harvest Craft Show and Sale will be held on November 12, 2016 from 9am – 4pm at Richland Park Gym. This show is open to vendors who have handmade items or crafts for sale.   If you need vendor information,you may contact the Portland Parks Dept. at 615-325-6464 or email us at  We will be glad to send you an application.  We have indoor and outdoor booths available.  We also invite food vendors to participate.   



Craft Sale - First Baptist Church
November 4-5, 2016
We are excited to announce the first ever Women on Mission sponsored craft show "A Portland Country Christmas" held at First Baptist Church, Portland. It will be held:
Friday, November 4 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 5 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
First Baptist Church, 106 N Broadway, Portland, Tennessee 37148, Family Recreation Center
We are currently seeking vendors. Our own WOM booths will contain the handmade items and home canned goods that we have become known for.  Please message us or contact us at  for more information.



Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the website for details.



Portland Public Library Events for September 2016

Adult and Family Programming



Young Adult Activities  [open to 6th through 12th graders] Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities, no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open 10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.


Thursday, September 29th  Movie Screening:  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Come enjoy a movie with friends!  We will be serving popcorn and drinks.  This movie is rated PG.




Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

 Every Thursday in September      ABC Club               10:30   ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes.  This preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship.  Please join us!


Wednesday, September 28th   10:30   It is not a box.  It is all about pretending today with books, songs and movement.



School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, September 28th  3:30  All boxed in.  Oh the wonders of cardboard!  Come and work with your imagination to create a cardboard something!!!


Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)  Stories, songs, rhymes and stickers.

Friday, September 30th  10:30   Autumn leaves and colors.



Portland Public Library Events for October 2016

Adult and Family Programming

 Saturday, October 1st  Genealogy Club  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Join us for the next Portland Genealogy Club meeting at 10:30.  Our topics will be “Ancestry Tourism” and “How to Interpret DNA”.  This is a free event.


Friday, October 7th     Game Day  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Remember how much fun it was to gather with friends around the table to play a game?  Then the library is the place to be on the first Friday of the month.  We have the games set up, the refreshments ready and can’t wait for you to join us as we reconnect with old friends and make new friends as we play games together.  


Tuesday, October 11th  Career Solutions Presentation – sponsored by Goodwill.  1:00 p.m.  Are you looking for employment?  Do you need help with your resume?   Goodwill Career Solutions provides FREE computer, job readiness, online job search and resume classes.  They partner with employers to help people find jobs in their community.  They network with HR departments and staffing agencies to place thousands of people and  provide FREE Forklift, MOS Computer, Call Center, Administrative Assistant, Security, Health Care training and programs plus many more.  Goodwill believes that paid, productive work is integral to the positive self-esteem of individuals and to the success of the communities in which they live.  Please come and check out all that they have to offer.


Friday, October 14th     Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 p.m.  We will begin playing at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes but we give away food, books, gift cards and more! 


Saturday, October 15th    Tea Time at the Library   11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   This is a social event, as the taking and offering of tea signifies friendship and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  This program requires no invitation or reservation.  Simply bring a batch of your favorite sweet or savory to share and “drop in” for tea.  We will take care of everything else. 


Thursday, October 20th     Book Club  11:30 a.m.   Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!   We will be reading “After You” by JoJo Moyes.  Call the library to reserve your copy.


 Friday, October 21st Crochet Club  1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.    Crochet Club – the place where, with a crochet hook and a single skein of yarn, both beginners and masters of the craft gather together for a wonderful afternoon of creativity on the third Friday of each month. Club members are currently working on an Heirloom Afghan project designed for both beginners and experienced crocheters to master the craft one stitch and one square at a time. Club members who have begun their Heritage Afghan are encouraged to bring the squares they have finished. Club members who have not begun the project and those attending for the first time will need to bring one skein of yarn and a size H Crochet hook; the pattern book will be provided by the club. Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Saturday, October 22nd      Saturday Movie Matinee  11:00 a.m.  We will be watching a family friendly movie.  Please call the library for the movie title at 615-325-2279. 


Tuesday, October 25th  Dr. Carole Bucy Presents Researching World War II Soldiers 4:00 p.m   Dr. Carole Bucy, History Professor at Volunteer State Community College and Davidson County Historian, will discuss researching World War II Soldiers.  A native of Texas, Dr. Bucy is an advocate for the awareness and preservation of our local and state history. A well-known speaker across Middle Tennessee on a variety of historical subjects, she has conducted numerous workshops for Tennessee teachers in an effort to help them understand how local history and Tennessee history fit into the narrative of American history. 


Wednesday, October 26th  Halloween Storytelling for the Family 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Please join us for a Halloween storytelling for the entire family.  Chilling and thrilling, but not nightmare instilling stories to get you in the spirit of Halloween. Debbie Caldwell, a retired teacher and librarian, will be presenting the stories for us.  As a storyteller, she has presented all around Sumner and Davidson counties and will be presenting among other stories one that has proven to hold you right up to the final “gotcha” moment!   


Friday, October 28th      Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 p.m.  We will begin playing Bingo at 1:00 in the community room.  No cash prizes,  but we give away food, books, gift cards and more!  We have lots of fun!


Saturday, October 29th  Halloween Movie Day 10:15 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.  We will feature six short family-friendly Halloween Movies: Show times are 10:15, 10:45, 11:10, 11:40, 12:05 and 12:30.  Popcorn and drinks will be served.  Please call the library for the movie names at 615-325-2279.


 Tuesday, October 4th     Middle School Program   Young people 6th through 8th grade are welcome to attend.  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Pokémon Invasion  Celebrate all things Pokémon with your friends at the library!  We will have a scavenger hunt, trivia, raffle, crafts and more!


Young Adult Activities  [open to 6th through 12th graders]  Activities are from 4:00-5:00 unless otherwise noted.  For most activities,   no registration is required.  Arrive on time since the supplies are limited!  Doors open 10 min. before the program starts. Call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279 with questions.


Thursday, October 6th    Haunted Mansion Escape Room  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Working together to solve clues and puzzles, we will attempt to unlock the door of the mansion.  Will we be able to escape in time?


Thursday, October 13th   Movie:   Rated PG-13  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Get in the Halloween spirit by joining us for a showing of a Halloween movie.  Popcorn and drinks will be served.  The movie rating is PG-13.  Please call the library for the movie title.


Thursday October 20th   Scaryoke  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Sing along to your favorite frightful Halloween songs.


Thursday,  October 27th    A Totally Tubular 80’s Halloween Party  4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Enjoy an evening of refreshments, entertainment, and activities right before Halloween.  Feel free to come dressed up in costume.





 Every Thursday in October     ABC Club              10:30 a.m.  ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes.  This preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship.  Please join us!


Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

Wednesday, October 5th   OH NUTS!  Nutty, Silly Stuff!    10:30   Stories about nuts, and facts about nutrition.  Plus songs and movements.


Wednesday, October 12th   It’s All About Apples  10:30    Stories, facts and apple art with apple games.


Wednesday, October 19th     Pumpkins!  10:30   They are not just for eating.  Stories, art and movement activities.


Wednesday, October 26th  Candy, Sweets & Halloween treats.  10:30   Stories and facts about candy!




School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, October 5th  Nuts to You!  3:30    Learn some interesting facts about peanuts and other nuts. (due to allergy considerations, no actual peanuts will be present)  Fake peanuts might be played with!


Wednesday, October 12th  Apples to Apples is the theme.  3:30    Apples to Apples and all kinds of apples Is the theme for today.  Actual apples might be present for craft and eating purposes.


Wednesday, October 19th   Pumpkins!  3:30   Stories, books, facts and nutrition of pumpkins.  Games involving pumpkins.


Wednesday, October 26th    Candy!  3:30  It’s just not a sweet treat.  History, facts and experiments.



Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)  Stories, songs, rhymes and stickers.

Friday, October 7th  Nutty, Silly Stuff!   10:30    Lots of giggles with stories, songs, rhymes and stickers.


Friday, October 14th   Apple Time  10:30    Books, songs and rhymes about apples.  Stickers at the end.


Friday, October 21st   Pumpkin Fun! 10:30    Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.


Friday, October 28th   Candy, Sweets & Halloween Treats. 10:30   Songs, rhymes, stories 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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