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16th Annual Highway 52 Yard Sale  
Friday & Saturday, May 15th & 16th, 2015
The 2nd LONGEST YARD SALE in the State of Tennessee!! From Orlinda to just east of Celina … almost 95 miles of yard sales!  See the following website for much more information for this traditionally amazing weekend.  http://www.tn52.com/tn52_yard_sale.htm    

 

 

New Restaurant in Portland
The Bottom View Farm restaurant is now open.
It's called "Fish n' More".
Our hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
http://www.bottomviewfarm.com/ 

 

 


Pedal for Paws
April 11, 2015
Pedal for Paws has grown over the years due to the amazing support of our cyclists. Our event is unique because it combines two great passions -- the love of animals and the love of cycling.  This year's event consists of 14, 30, 45 and 62 mile routes through scenic Sumner County.  Well-stocked rest stops and SAG support provided until 2:00 p.m.  Event benefits Sumner Spay Neuter Alliance, a non-profit organization providing high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgeries. The ride begins and ends at the Gallatin Civic Center located at 210 Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066.  Ride begins at 8:00 a.m.   Registration is $30; $35 day of event. T-shirts for all registered riders as well as a post-ride meal.  Register online here: http://www.sumnerspayneuteralliance.org/pedalforpawstn 

 

 


29th Annual Strawberry Stride
Race date:  Saturday, May 9, 2015
Race time:  8:00 a.m.
Race location:  Portland High School, 600 College Street, Portland, TN  37148.
Race type: 5K, 1-mile and Kid fun runs.
Pre-registration prices:  5K - $25, 1-mile - $15 and Kid fun runs - $10.
Registration deadline:  Friday, May 1, 2015.
Web-site for mail-in application form (Word file):  www.phsathletics.net 
You may register online at Active.com.
Contact information:  Ginger Lesemann, ginger.lesemann@sumnerschools.org

 

 

Portland Little League Sign-Ups
Every Week:
Friday: 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 1-4 p.m.
    Ages: 3 to 18 years
110 West Market Street
Baseball / Softball

 

 

Spring Fling And Things Show
April 25, 2015
The Portland Parks and Recreation Dept. is sponsoring their first “Spring Fling and Things” show and sale on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Richland Park Gym.  We are currently seeking vendors for this show.  The booths may consist of commercial products and handmade items.  This show will give exhibitors a chance to feature their products as well as selling them.  For more information, you may contact the Parks Dept. at (615) 325-6464 or visit our website at www.cityofportlandtn.gov.

 

 


Portland Public Library Events for April 2015

Wednesday, April 1st – Piano Music in the Library All Day.  Please join as we have several pianists scheduled to play music on the grand piano in the center of the library.  This is a favorite with our patrons. Why not join us?

Friday, April 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!     

Saturday, April 11th  Saturday Movie Matinee  11:00 Join us for a family friendly movie.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the rating and the name of the movie.  Enjoy free popcorn and drink.

Thursday, April 16th  Book Club 11:30  Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “Potions and Paper Cranes” by Lan Fang.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

Thursday,  April 16th      Crochet Club  1:00-2:30   Are you a beginner?  Would you like to learn more about crocheting?  Bring your hooks and yarn and please join us as we learn lots and have fun socializing!

Tuesday, April 21st    Computer Class-  Exploring the Tennessee Electronic Library  6:00-7:30    Join us as we explore TEL, the Tennessee Electronic Library.  Let us show you how easy it is to navigate this virtual library that gives all Tennessean’s access to Career Tools, Research databases, Power Speak Languages, World Book, Test Preparation, and Homework Help.

Friday, April 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!   Why not join us? 

 

 

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.

Thursday, April 2nd   4:00-5:00 Cheat the Card Game.    Come play this British card game where cheating and lying is encouraged! 

Thursday, April 9th  4:00-5:00  Gyotaku  Gyotaku is Japanese for “fish rubbing.”  Come create your own fish prints.  No real fish will be harmed!

Thursday, April 16th    4:00-5:00  Heads Up!  Join us for a fun game of Heads Up!  With categories from charades to celebrities to funny accents – guess the word on the card that is on your head from other people’s clues before the timer runs out!

Thursday April 23rd   4:00-5:00   Candy Sushi  Create and eat candy sushi with chopsticks in our recreation of a Japanese sushi house.  Registration is required by April 17th.  Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 to register.

Thursday, April 30th  4:00-6:00 Movie Screening  Join us as we watch a movie together!  Popcorn and drinks will be served.  Please call the library at 615-325-2279 for the movie name and additional details.  It will be a lot of fun!

 

 

Children's Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)

April 1st  Imaginary Animals.  Stories, songs and activities and then create your own animal.

April 8th  Birds, because it is draw a picture of a bird day!  Songs, stories, and more.

April 15th  Lions.  Lion stories and facts, plus songs, activities and a craft.

April 22nd  Monkeys.  Time for a little monkey business.  They are jumping on the bed! Stories and activities.

April 29th  Elephant.  Elephant stories and facts plus songs, activities and a coloring page.

 

 

 After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)

April 1st  The subject today is fools – don’t you get fooled.   Lots of jokes and puzzles.

April 8th  We are talking about growing things.  Homework:  grow your plants, observe.

April 15th  Titanic Remembrance Day.  We will be sinking/floating some stuff.

April 22nd  Earth Day.  Can you save the planet?

April 29th  Po-e-tree.  It is National Poetry Month.  Cool poetry examples and rhyming stories.

 

 

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

April 3rd   Library is closed for Good Friday.

April 10th  Boats  Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers

April 17th  Big and Little – because we have cool new books.  Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.

April 24th  Trees and Plants  It is Arbor Day.  Songs, rhymes, stories and stickers.

 

 

Highland Rim Historical Society Fundraiser
Notecards of Historic Cold Springs School (Summer and Winter scenes) are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $10 for 10 cards.  Funds are used for ongoing preservation and maintenance of this historic building, located in Richland Park.  In addition, HRHS is trying to acquire other items (e.g., school books and blackboards) to restore the school to its original condition as a one-room schoolhouse.

 

 


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   http://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-Awareness-Group-for-Portland-Tennessee/298042093597657   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: www.TN52.com.

 

   

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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