Portland is a city in Nueces and San Patricio counties in the U.S. state ofTexas. The population was 15,099 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb ofCorpus Christi.
|Nickname(s): Gem City By the Gulf|
Location of Portland, Texas
|Coordinates: 27°52′59″N 97°19′14″W|
Portland is located at (27.883117, -97.320466).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (24.9 km²), of which 7.0 square miles (18.1 km²) is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) (27.44%) is water. The city is roughly equidistant from both Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon.
The original, 640-acre townsite of Portland was purchased by John G. Willacy in 1890. In 1891, Willacy sold the land to the Portland (Maine) Harbor & Improvement Co. A map was filed at the County Courthouse and Portland was official as the "Gem City of the Gulf." Portland is situated on the second highest bluff on the Gulf Coast and overlooks both Nueces andCorpus Christi bays.