Lodging in Portland, TX

by Lee Morgan

Portland is a small city on the central east coast of Texas that encompasses 10 square miles of bayside community where fishing, boating and sailing are common activities. This city is the northern gateway into the Corpus Christi area. People traveling to this upscale community have many nearby options for lodging that will fit the needs of various travelers.

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Hotels

Although there are many more options for hotels farther south in Corpus Christi, those who want to stay in the city of Portland can find several hotel accommodations that will provide a place to sleep as well as various amenities. The Hampton Inn, Best Western Northshore Inn and Days Inn are all located in the heart of Portland. All of these hotels are within 10 minutes' drive of Portland attractions that include the Indian Point fishing pier and Sunset Lake Park. This is a quiet and picturesque town that provides a peaceful setting on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of Corpus Christi’s tourist area. But a short drive south will place travelers near the USS Lexington Museum, Texas State Aquarium and much more.

Tent Camping

Those looking for an outdoor adventure in the Portland area have the opportunity to set up a tent in one of the campsites located at nearby Mustang Island State Park. This park is 30 miles from Portland and accessible by driving through Corpus Christi and circling back out to the barrier island to Port Aransas. Tent camping at the park is available at several designated sites with lights, bathrooms and fresh water for those who want to keep roughing it to a minimum. On the north end of the park there are areas available for tent camping at primitive sites along the 5-mile stretch of beach.

RV Parks

Recreational vehicle enthusiasts have limited options when visiting Portland, as the city itself has only one RV park -- but it is an RV park with a view. Sea Breeze RV Park is located on a scenic spot at the edge of Corpus Christi Bay with a panoramic view of the Corpus Christi skyline. Campers here can pull their rig into one of the fully equipped sites and enjoy full electric, sewer and water hookups as well as various amenities scattered around the property. A clubhouse for gathering and mingling with other campers is the centerpiece of the park, and a hot tub and heated pool with a waterfall also are available to guests. There is an exercise facility, TV lounge and bathrooms with showers.

Bed and Breakfast

If you prefer the coziness of a bed and breakfast, Portland offers Our Place on the Bay, located bayside and offering six private rooms with their bathroom facilities and deck areas with great views. Guests can use the barbecues and picnic area to grill up the fresh catch from the fishing pier and finish off the day with a kayak trip around the bay. Breakfast is served every day.