About This Place
Portland is a city in Nueces and San Patricio Counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The current mayor and city manager are David Krebs and Mike Tanner. The population was 14,827 at the 2000 census, with a 2007 estimated population of 16,408.
Portland is located at 27°52′59″N 97°19′14″W / 27.88306°N 97.32056°W / 27.88306; -97.32056 (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). 7.0 square miles (18.1 km²) of it is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it (27.44%) is water.
Portland maintains Sunset Lake, a nature park on the south end of the city. The park is a 2+ mile stretch of shore along Corpus Christi Bay. When tide is out, the bay side shore has good beach skiing opportunities.