Downtown Portland, Indiana









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When you purchase a Shop Downtown Discount Card for $10, you help support your neighbors, local economy and the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also ensure great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating member. It's a win/win situation.

Shop Downtown will contribute 100% of the sale price of each discount card sold through December 31, 2021, to American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.









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Things to do in Portland, Indiana

Main Street of old Downtown Portland speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Portland the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Portland visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Downtown Portland brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Downtown Portland thanks the collection of small business owners who devote their time and energy to make shopping downtown a great experience. Inventory offered downtown is shopped by the merchant buyer to bring the best products to your neighborhood.

Downtown Portland offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Why do you love downtown?

Kathleen Townsend
It's so quaint and cute!

kristin Cutler
It's so cute and quaint.

Richard Held
Unique shops.

Kim Patrick
There is a lot of unique things to find.

Channal Styers
Will be my first visit taking Easter train ride on Saturday to Watertown super excited see what in this great town!

Restaurants in Portland, Indiana



Downtown Portland Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Portland can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.