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American Legion Post 75 Veterans Day Event

November 11, 2016
The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving a Pot Luck starting at 5:30 p.m. with a band to follow in honor of Veterans Day.



2016 Trick or Treat in the Park
Monday, October 31, 2016, 5 to 8 p.m.
Richland Park
Sponsored by City of Portland Parks & Recreation Department 



WHEN: Veterans Day, Friday 11/11/16
WHERE: Sumner County Veterans Park (Behind the Sumner County Administration Building, 355 No. Belvedere DR, Gallatin)
FROM: 11:00am to 5:00pm
A Presentation a 3:00pm will honor all Vietnam Veterans present commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
 Sponsored by: Sumner County, Chapter 240, Vietnam Veterans of America.



Organ Donation Isn't Scary - 5k Run & Fun Run
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Richland Park
Please click here for information and registration form (pdf file)



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Call (615) 452-2233 for an appointment  or make your appointment online at
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 October 2016

Adult and Family Programming

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.


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




School-Aged Children’s Activities

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 28th   Candy, Sweets & Halloween Treats. 10:30   Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.



Portland Public Library Events for November 2016

Adult and Family Programming

 Friends of the Library Silent Auction:  November 1st until noon on Saturday, November 19th.    The Friends of the Library will be hosting a silent auction at the library for three weeks.  There is an amazing array of items including gift cards to local businesses, Christmas wreaths, jewelry, children’s book bags filled with fun items and much, much more.  On Saturday, November 19th at noon, the highest bidder gets the item.  Come do some of your Christmas shopping at the library.  All of the money raised goes toward all programming at the library including the Summer Reading Program.


Friday, November 4th      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.  


Saturday, November 5th  Genealogy Club  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Join us for the next Portland Genealogy Club meeting.  We would love to have you!


Friday, November 11th    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! 


Thursday,  November 17th      Book Club 11:30 a.m.   Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!   We will be reading “The Hatbox Baby” by Carrie Brown.  Call the library to reserve your copy.


Friday, November 18th   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, November 12th    Tea Time at the Library  

Note:  Just for this month, this event was CHANGED from the third Saturday to the Second Saturday.  There will be no Tea Time in December.

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


Saturday, November 26th       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,  November 1st      Middle School Program   Young people 5th 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, November 3rd  Teens will be able to choose from a variety of board games and card games.  A Wii and Nintendo will also be available.


Thursday, November 10th   Duct Tape Art  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Join us for an hour of Duct Tape art!  We will be making wallets, lanyards, key chains, and more.


Thursday, November 17th   Fantastic Beasts Countdown  4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theatres on November 18th.  We will watch behind the scenes footage of the film while working on fantastic crafts.


Thursday, November 24th   No Event.  The library is closed for Thanksgiving.




Every Thursday in November     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, November 2nd  Alphabet Soup!     10:30   Stories, nutrition, and recipes for soup.  Also songs, movement and fun.

Wednesday, November 9th  The Earl of Sandwich  10:30    What do you put between two pieces of bread?  Action & Art.

Wednesday, November 16th  Thanksgiving Stories.  10:30  Songs and action activities.  Fill your plate with (not real) food.

Wednesday, November 23rd Peas & Carrots Go Together!  10:30   Stories, facts, fun, plus something to take home.

Wednesday, November 30th  Fruit Loops!  10:30  Stories and facts about fruit!  Also movement activities and art.


School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, November 2nd  Souper Soup.  3:30    Check out the books we have featuring soup.  Also games and art!  

Wednesday, November 9th  Sandwich King – or rather Earl.  3:30    Facts, stories, wild ideas and games.

Wednesday, November 16th  Family Storytelling & Fiddling Gig with Alicyn Newman  3:30  Please bring your family for Thanksgiving Storytelling followed by an entertaining show with award-winning fiddler Alicyn Newman from Franklin, Kentucky.  Alicyn is currently a student at Western but her musical career began when she was 7 years old.  Alicyn placed third in her division at the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Competition in Weister, Idaho; before that, she claimed first place in her division in three states:  Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.  You will be entertained and delighted with her performance.

Wednesday, November 23rd  Peas and Creepy Carrots!    3:30  Two short stories and then “pea pickin” games.

Wednesday, November 30th  Fruit of the Loom  3:30  Fruit or Underwear?  Or maybe both.  Facts, fiction and fun!


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

Friday, November 4th  Soup & Sandwich!  10:30    Turkey anyone?  Stories, songs, rhymes and stickers!

Friday, November 11th  Peas and Carrots!   10:30    Books, songs, rhymes and stickers!

Friday, November 18th  Thanksgiving is for giving thanks!  10:30    Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers!

Friday, November 25th  NO LAPSIT TODAY.  We hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!



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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