At only nine square miles wide, Portland is the perfect combination of small town and beachside getaway. With just over 15,000 residents, multiple sparkling bays and more than a century of history at its back, the city has long been called the “Gem City” of the Gulf Coast.

Located on the Northern side of Corpus Christi, Portland boasts easy access to the Neuces Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and Gulf of Mexico, as well as all the beaches and waterfront fun that come along with them. The community is also just minutes from Sunset Lake Park, North Shore Country Club and the Texas State Aquarium, which boasts a shark exhibit, coral reefs and a variety of underwater flora and fauna.

A welcoming and diverse community, Portland offers real estate options for all budgets and household types. The city’s East Cliff neighborhood, for example, boasts homes starting in the mid-$100,000 all the way up to $1 million-plus. For more luxurious living, Portland’s North Shore offers a country club lifestyle with golfing, tennis, swimming, volleyball and five-star dining.

And though the area may be over 100 years old, there’s still room to grow; Portland has dozens of lots available, giving new residents the perfect spot to build their dream home in a place as idyllic and peaceful as it looks.

The true wonder of Portland is best experienced first-hand. Visit for yourself, and you’ll see why.