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Halloween in the Park

October 31, 2015, 5 to 8 p.m.
Sponsored by the City of Portland.  Richland Park Community Center, 303 Portland Blvd.
Trick or treat, music, games, dancing.



Portland 109 Bypass Meeting
November 12, 2015, 5 to 7 p.m., Portland High School
Information regarding a NEPA public hearing  on November 12, 2015, at Portland High School from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. is attached. This information is regarding the 109 Bypass Project. Greg Hamilton is the TDOT contact for questions about the public hearing.


Relay for Life Bicycle Event
October 31, 2015
Please click here for details and registration form (pdf).



Cub Scout Sign-Ups
October 20, 2015
The cub scouts are having a new scout registration night on Tuesday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Portland Public Library of Sumner County.  For more information, contact Linda Ackerman at 615-325-7517 or Tanya Jennings at 615-319-2131 or



October 11, 2015
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Portland Harvest Craft Show
November 14, 2015

The Portland Parks Dept. is taking registration for the 42nd Portland Harvest Craft Show and Sale scheduled for November 14, 2015 at Richland Park Gym.  We are seeking craft vendors and food vendors for this event.  For more information, you can visit our website at or contact the park office at 615-325-6464.



Chromebooks Available!
The Portland Public Library of Sumner County now has six Chromebooks for patrons to check out and use inside the library.  This is the latest technology being used by schools all over the country, so be sure to check it out.  Just bring your library card to the circulation desk.



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



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.



Portland Public Library Events for October 2015

October 2015: Story Walk Through Sleepy Hollow – Join us as our own Rebecca Melvin transforms into a character out of the book of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”  The entire library will be set up as the small town of Tarry Town and she will lead you on a Story Walk that will make the book come alive as she introduces you to tale of The Headless Horseman.   Saturday, October 3 at 12:30, Thursday, October 8th at 3:30, Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00 and Tuesday, October 27th at 4:00.

October 2015: Drawing All Month for $5 Amazon Gift Cards.  Please stop by the library and enter our contest for free Amazon gift cards.  You may enter you name once a day and we will have weekly drawings on Saturday for a winner.  On Halloween day, we will have a drawing for seven gift cards!  Come and check out the cool things at the library!

 Saturday, October 3rd  Harvest Time Tea  2:30  You are cordially invited to join us for “Harvest Time Tea” at 2:30 p.m. on October 3rd.  The Country “Afternoon Tea” menu will include savory sandwiches, scones, pastries, cider and tea.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and is open to everyone age 14 and older.  Attendance is limited and registration is required.  Registration for the event may be done in person or by phone at 615-325-2279.

 Friday, October 9th   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, October 10th  Fall Genealogy Seminar 10:00-12:00   Join us at the Portland Public Library on Saturday, October 10th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for our Fall Genealogy Seminar.  Our emphasis this year will be on local research.  Our guest speakers will be Bonnie Martin, Director of the Sumner County Archives and Yolanda Reid, Director of the Robertson County Archives.  Learn what wonderful resources are housed at those archives and how they can help you with your research.  This is a free event but please call 615-325-2279 to register.

Tuesday, October 13th  Barry Jones Family Storytelling    4:30  to 5:30   Join us at the library as Barry Jones, a retired scientist who was born and educated in North Wales, presents a storytelling event suitable for the entire family.  He will tell four scary tales, some which include audience participation! 

 Thursday, October 15th   Book Club 11:30 Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!  We will be reading “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott.  Call the library to reserve your copy.

 Friday, October 16th   Crochet Club  1:00-2:30   Beginner, expert, or somewhere in-between, we encourage you to join us!  This month we will be working on hats and scarves. 


 Tuesday, October 20th   Staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest   Please come by and check out the awesome pumpkins that the staff have decorated.  We want YOU to vote on your favorite and choose our winner!

 Tuesday, October 20th  Portland Police Department & Stranger Danger 4:30  Please join Corporal McKelvey from the Portland Police Department as he talks about children and how to detect Stranger Danger. 

 Thursday, October 22nd  Thornton Cline Piano Students Preforming and Book Signing   4:30    Please join us as Mr. Thornton Cline, an in-demand author, teacher, speaker, clinician, performer and songwriter, brings three of his talented piano students to play for us.  He will then present his new book “The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Piano.”  Mr. Thornton will then be available for a book signing.   This is a family friendly event!

Friday, October 23rd    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! 

Friday, October 24th   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. 

 Friday, October 30th  Lucky Library Bingo  1:00 to 2:00  There are five Friday’s in this months, so we are having an extra Bingo day!   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, October 31st  Trick or Treating at the Library for all ages!  10:00 to 2:00   Please stop in and trick or treat with 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, October 8th  Oktoberfest  4:00 to 5:00 Celebrate Oktoberfest by sampling different types of authentic German food and by listening to German pop music!

 Thursday, October 15th  Dead Stuff Trivia  4:00 to 5:00  Test your knowledge on (un)dead stuff such as zombies, Edgar Allen Poe, and famous last words.  Compete for prizes. 

 Thursday, October 22nd  Edible Books  4:00 to 5:00 Celebrate Teen Read Week with us by making edible books!  Using chocolate bars and fruit roll-ups, you can make ”books” that are fit to eat!

 Thursday, October 29th  Monster Bash  4:00 to 5:30   Enjoy an evening of refreshments, entertainment, and activities right before Halloween.  Feel free to come dressed up in costume.  This event will last from 4:00 to 5:30.




Children's Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays  (ages 3-5)

Every Thursday in October       ABC Club            Pre-registration is required.  10:30  ABC club is a program for 3-5 year olds teaching writing and recognition of letters, numbers, and shapes.  This new preschool program is led by Shana Blankenship. 


Wednesday, October 7th    10:30  It’s the little things that Count! (If…Then)  Stories, action and a craft.


 Wednesday October 14th  10:30 “Boy who Harnessed the Wind” & other stories from Africa. (participation activities and a craft or color page to take home.


Wednesday, October 21st   10:30  “Keep the Lights Burning Abbie”.  Songs, fun & a lighthouse craft to light up your room.


Wednesday, October 28th   10:30   Bravery in the Face of Monsters!  Monster (not scary) stories and fun!  Then draw, glue and color your own monster.




 After school meets on Wednesdays (school age)

Wednesday, October 7th 3:30  It’s the little things that count!  Change the world.  Chain reaction games and art.


Wednesday, October 14th    3:30  “Beatrice’s Goat” stories and facts about Africa.  A game and a craft to follow.


Wednesday, October 21st  3:30   “Bronco Charlie and the Pony Express” – then make a postcard and/or write a letter.


Wednesday, October 28th   3:30  Scary stories (with kid heroes).  Bring your own scary story to tell around the campfire!




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

 Friday, October 9th  10:30  Big and Little – Size Matters!  Come enjoy stories, songs & stickers.

 Friday, October 16th 10:30  Jungle stories and animals!  Come enjoy stories, songs & stickers.

 Friday, October 23rd 10:30 Things  that Go!  Planes & trains & cars and boats!  Stories, songs & a sticker page.

 Friday, October 30th  10:30  Halloween Stuff!  Pumpkins, candy & monsters!  Stories, rhymes, 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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