Historically, Portland is one of the older towns of San Patricio County, having been laid out in 1890 by John G. Willacy, one of the original settlers who later became a State representative and who gave his name to Willacy County in the southern portion of Texas.
The land was originally part of the Taft Ranch and was located on the 30- to 40-foot high bluff overlooking both the Corpus Christi Bay and the Nueces Bay, on the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad line which was completed from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 1886. The original town site for Portland was comprised of 640 acres purchased by Mr. Willacy in November 1890. On February 6, 1891, Willacy sold this land to the Portland Harbor and Improvement Company and, on June 19 of the same year, officers of the company filed an official map of the City at the San Patricio County courthouse.
Early in its history, the community became a truck gardening center. Watermelons, cantaloupes, beans, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, beets, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, and Irish potatoes were among the principal crops. Truck gardening within this area declined rapidly after the Valley became a competitor.
The New England Land & New England R.E. Company eventually purchased 1,280 acres of land east and northeast of the original townsite. Most of the stockholders of these companies resided in Portland, Maine; thus, the town was named in honor of their hometown.
Over the years, the community continued to grow and thrive to its present size of approximately ten square miles of land area. Portland’s population has grown from the original 192 persons in 1900 to an estimated 22,000 persons in 2021. The population nearly doubled between 2012 and 2021 due to the strategic location and location of several major industrial employers in the region.
Portland’s shores on Corpus Christi Bay are home to beautiful scenery, almost constant wind, and shallow waters. This part of the Corpus area is actually one of the windiest spots in the country. With ideal conditions for kiteboarding, you could get out to catch some waves at Violet Andrews Park, one of the Gulf Coast’s best kitesurfing spots. With our temperate climate, you can enjoy kiteboarding year-round, and you probably won’t even need a wetsuit if you’re visiting from March through November. Need to pick up some gear? We’ve got everything you need with Portland’s own Kiteboarding.com storefront right here in town; they also teach lessons if you’re interested in learning!
Located in North Bay, Indian Point Pier offers a great location for a scenic view of the beautiful bay and an opportunity to catch black drum, redfish, trout, and more. Fishing during the winter months is heavy with bull reds that spawn in the area, but you can catch redfish and trout here all year long. Public restrooms are available, but the bait, pole rental, and concession stand are no longer open, so be sure to bring your own supplies! The nearby Sunset Lake Park is also a stellar place to fish, especially because you’ll be immersed in a breathtaking wetland and saltwater lake habitat.
The Portland Aquatic Center is a year-round outdoor facility featuring two pools. The recreation pool includes a boat slide, dual slide, bubblers, palm tree splashers, and a zero-depth entry. The heated competition pool measures 25 meters by 25 yards and ranges from 4-13 feet in depth. It features diving boards, lily pads, and floating play structures. The facility also features four large shade structures with lawn furniture. The Aquatic Center also offers party rentals, themed pool events, swimming lessons, lifeguard training, and various water fitness classes.
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Red vein Kratom is probably the most popular color. This strain is considered to have the most potent pain relieving properties of all the Kratom colors. Additionally, this color seems to be a favorite among customers kicking an opioid habit. Most red vein Kratom has high pain relief qualities, and, in higher doses, can have a sedative effect. For this reason, customers also use red vein Kratom to help them wind down for a peaceful night’s sleep.
Green vein Kratom is somewhere right in the middle of white and red. Its a great blend of pain relief, while giving you a sense of wellbeing and focus for your day. Customers report that green vein Kratom is wonderful for social activities. This is because it helps to keep you bright and cheery, while also relaxed and comfortable. And of course, doesn’t leave you feeling tired or groggy the next day.
Yellow Kratom produces effects similar to green Kratom. The yellow color is not actually a result of the Kratom vein color itself, but results from a unique process used to dry this type of Kratom. Yellow Kratom mimics green vein’s pain relief and mood boosting properties, while also having a milder form of the energy boosting you might get from a white vein Kratom.
Once you’ve decided on the type of Kratom right for you, it’s time to decide on how to get it to your front door. We’ve got a few options for shipping.