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Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival (tm)

April 29 to May 14, 2016 *
(*The above website is maintained by the Portland Chamber of Commerce.) 



May Ladies Meeting & Luncheon
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 12 PM
All Welcome!! Harvest Point Church, 715 College Street, Portland, TN 37148.  Italian Cuisine! Door Prizes! Come and be encouraged in the Lord!   For more information, please call 615-519-4299.



Strawberry Stride
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 8:00am
Portland High School, 600 College Street, Portland, TN.
Register on-line at or visit for a race application.



17th Annual Tennessee Highway 52 Yard Sale
May 20-21, 2016
Almost 100 miles of sales! 



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



Portland Public Library Events for May 2016

Friday, May 6th    Board Game Day  1:00 to 3:00   Remember how much fun it was to gather with friends around the table to play a game?  If so, then the Library is the place to be on the first Friday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.!  We will have the games set up, the refreshments ready, and we can’t wait for you to join us as we reconnect with old friends, make new friends, and have a wonderful afternoon around the game table.  Please drop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 if you need more information.


Saturday, May 7th    Portland Genealogy Club 10:30 to 12:30   Do you ever feel like you are the only one that likes to visit cemeteries or archives?  Come meet with others that enjoy researching genealogy.  The Portland Genealogy Club will meet the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 12:30 in the Bailey Museum of the Portland Public Library.  Paula Shannon, genealogy research clerk, will lead the sessions.  We will share information that will help us do better family research.  This is a free event!


Wednesday, May 11th  Strawberry Story Time 3:30 to 4:30  Join us today for an ALL AGE special “Strawberry Story Time” brought to you in part by the Chamber of Commerce.  There will be treats, a few prizes, and a lot of fun for all.


Friday, May 13th   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!


Tuesday, May 17th  Created Equal Presentation, Dr. Carole Bucy 6:00  The Portland Public Library is pleased to announce that Dr. Carole Bucy, professor of history at Volunteer State Community College, will be at the library on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 to present “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.”  Four outstanding documentary films spanning the period from the 1830’s to the 1960’s are the centerpiece for the “Created Equal” program and will be shown at the library during the two weeks prior to the event (May 3, 2016 through May 12, 2016).  Please contact the library at 615-325-2279 for the viewing date and time of each film and any questions you may have.


Thursday, May 19th  Book Club Please join us if you love to read. Join us for some fun!   We will be reading “All Dogs Go To Kevin” by Jessica Vogelsing.  Call the library to reserve your copy.


 Friday, May 20th Crochet Club 1:00 to 3:00  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.  If you’re already participating, bring the project you’re currently working on.  If you’re attending for the first time, bring a size H hook and one skein of yarn.  Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, May 20th      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, May 21st  Tea Time At the Library  11:00 to 1:00   We will celebrate the time honored tradition of afternoon tea on the third Saturday of each month.  A social event, the taking and offering of tea signifies friendship and offers a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones.  Designed to bring back those casual afternoon hours spent with friends, this program requires no invitation or reservation.  If you have the time and love tea, simply bring a batch of your favorite sweet or savory to share and “drop in” for tea…we’ll take care of everything else.  Please stop by or call the library at 615-325-2279 for more information.  We look forward to having you join us!


Tuesday, May 3rd    Middle School Program – Hour of Code 4:00 to 5:00  Learn an hour of code and receive a certificate with your name on it.  No previous knowledge in computer science is necessary.  Our middle school program is held on the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00 to 5:00.  Young people 6th through 8th grade are welcome to attend.  All events are free of charge.  Any questions?  Call Dorothy or Megan at 615-325-2279.


Fellowship of the Teens   Open to rising 6th-12th graders. Activities are from  4:00-5:00, unless otherwise noted.  Any questions, please call Dorothy or Megan @ 615-325-2279.


Thursday, May 5th  Chat and Chew: Mexico 4:00 to 5:00   This month we will be having Mexican snacks.   Join us for food, conversation and games!


Thursday,  May 12th   Telephone Pictionary  4:00 to 5:00  Have you ever played the game of Telephone, in which one person whispers a secret message to the person beside him or her, and the message travels around a circle of people until the last person reveals the message to the entire group?  On May 12th we will be playing a Pictionary variation of this classic game.


Thursday,  May 19th   Graduation Party 4:00 to 5:00  Congratulations Seniors!  Join us as we celebrate the end of school and say goodbye to our seniors.


Thursday, May 26th  No Program Today.  There will be no Fellowship of the Teens today.  You are welcome to stop by the library and sign up for summer reading.


 Pre School Activities (ages 3 to 5)

Wednesday, May 4th    10:30  Sports Heroes.  Wilma Rudolph & stories about running.  Songs, activities & coloring.

Wednesday, May 11th   10:30  Basketball Stars!  Songs, stories & activities – we may be tossing balls in a basket.

Wednesday, May 18th  10:30  Babe Ruth and Miracle Mud!  Music, movement and a craft to take home.

Wednesday, May 25th      10:30  No Story Time today, but stop in to visit, check out books and pre-signup for summer reading starting June 1st.


School-Aged Children’s Activities

Wednesday, May 4th  3:30   Sports heroes.  Wilma Rudolph, a Tennessee Track Star.  Plus some relay races.

Wednesday, May 11th    3:30  Join us today for an  ALL AGE special “Strawberry Story Time” brought to you in part by the Chamber of commerce.  Treats and a few prizes and a lot of fun for all.

Wednesday, May 18th    3:30   Babe Ruth and other baseball heroes.  Facts, fun & three strikes – you’re out.

Wednesday , May 25th     3:30  No Story Time today, but stop in to visit, check out books, and pre-signup for summer reading starting June 1st.


Lapsit  (ages infants and toddlers)

Friday, May 6th   10:30  It is Space Day – Moon & Stars!  Songs, rhymes, and a sticker page to take home.

Friday, May 13th     10:30  It is Friday the 13th.  Good luck, bad luck and #13.  Songs, rhymes and stories and stickers.

Friday, May 20th     10:30  Today is Pick Strawberries Day!  Stories with strawberries and other fruits, plus songs, rhymes and stickers.

Friday, May 27th  10:30  No lapsit program today.  You can come in and pre-signup for summer reading, check out some great books and next week join us once again.



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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