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2014 Puttin On The Dog/Cat Gala
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 5 to 9 a.m.
Bluegrass Country Club, Hendersonville
Singer/Songwriter/Entertainer Kelly Lang will perform!!2014-puttin-on-the-dogcat-holiday-gala/cirp 



Fall Festival at Bottom View Farm!
September 27th until November 1st, 2014
Please click here for details:



Ebola Cannot Spread Through the Drinking Water Supply
(Posted on this website at the request of Portland City Hall)

In response to inquiries about the ability of Ebola to be spread in drinking water supplies, the National Rural Water Association is distributing the following resources and information that conclude Ebola cannot spread through the drinking water supply.
Ebola is not a foodborne, waterborne, or airborne illness (WHO).
Ebola spreads in human populations through human-to-human transmission, through direct contact with infected bodily fluids including blood, vomit, or feces (WHO).
Ebola cannot survive in drinking water because Ebola infected cells do not live long inside a liquid that doesn't have the same salt concentration as bodily fluids (NPR)
World Health Organization (WHO) Website
World Health Organization (WHO) Fact Sheet
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website
National Public Radio (NPR) Analysis
Tennessee Association of Utility Districts
840 Commercial Court
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
Phone: 615.896.9022 Email:



Free Drama Are Your Ready
October 24-25, 2014
Halltown General Baptist Church is holding a FREE drama Are you Ready. The drama is open to the public.  Dates are October 24-25, and the drama starts at 6 p.m. each night. Address is 120 Dink Rut Road, Portland.  Phone: (615) 325-3768.  Click here for pdf flyer.



State Road 109 Public Meeting
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Gallatin Civic Center - Rooms 102 and 103
The Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold two Public Workshops to discuss establishing a Corridor Vision for State Route 109. The goal of the State Route 109 Access Management Study is to develop access management standards and guidelines that will preserve and enhance the long-term safety, efficiency, economic development, and environmental resources of the State Route 109 corridor.
Click here to open pdf flyer.



Have you ever seen the inside of Macy's Portland Distribution Center?
It's pretty incredible.
Take a look at this five-minute video: 



Halltown General Baptist Church 5K Race, Fun Run, and Other Events
November 1, 2014
Halltown GBC is having a fundraiser to raise money for two families in the community.
Please click here for details and an entry form (pdf file).



Silent Auction

The Friends of the Portland Public Library will be having their annual Silent Auction November 4 through November 22, 2014.  This is the perfect opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and benefit the Library at the same time. Currently the library is accepting donations of items to be auctioned from both businesses and individuals.  Simply bring your item to the library and anyone at the main desk will be able to help you.



Craft Show and Sale
November 8, 2014
Please click on above image to enlarge.



Photo sent in by  Bryant Donovan.  Thanks!



Highland Rim Historical Society Fundraiser
Notecards of Historic Cold Springs School (Summer and Winter scenes) are available for sale at the Chamber of Commerce.  The cost is $10 for 10 cards.  Funds are used for ongoing preservation and maintenance of this historic building, located in Richland Park.  In addition, HRHS is trying to acquire other items (e.g., school books and blackboards) to restore the school to its original condition as a one-room schoolhouse.



New Area Code Coming!
Middle Tennessee is getting a new area code.  Area code 615 is almost at capacity, and it will be joined by area code 629.  Please get in the habit now of writing your phone number with the area code.  Be sure your area code appears on your business cards, checks, signs, and other items.  In early 2015, it will be mandatory to dial a 10-digit phone number to make a local call.  It is important to note that all cities and towns in Middle Tennessee will have some phone numbers in area code 615 and some phone numbers in area code 629.  Theoretically, you could have a phone number of (615) 234-5678, and your neighbor across the street could have (629) 234-5678.  For more information, please see;  



Portland Public Library Events for October 2014

October 1 to October 31  The Great Pumpkin Palooza.  Come join us at the Portland Public Library during the month of October for our Great Pumpkin Palooza.  It is a month long celebration of the pumpkin!   There will be pumpkin decorating contests, weekly contests for all ages, and lots of pumpkin decorations to make the place look festive.  Lots of special programming is going on during the month, so be sure to pick up a calendar or check our website calendar so you don’t miss anything!

Tuesday, October 21st  Event Planning with Pinterest 10:30–11:30  Pinterest is a photo-sharing website that allows users to create collections related to their personal interests by “pinining” pictures to “boards.”  Learn how these “boards” can help you plan your next event.  Register by calling 325-2279, stopping by the library, or emailing

Tuesday, October 21st  The Great Pumpkin Cook Off and Sampling  5:00-7:00  Bake, cook or stir your favorite recipe made with pumpkin!  It can be sweet, sour, hot or cold.  It can be a dessert, an entrée, a soup or an appetizer.  Put your best food forward. forward because judges will taste test and prizes will be given at the end of the evening.  After the judging, the sampling will begin.  Sampling is open to the public.   Join us for the fun!  Call the library to enter the cook off at 325-2279 or come by the front desk for instructions and entry form.

Thursday, October 30th   The Great Pumpkin Palooza Storytelling in the Pumpkin Patch 4:30-5:30 Join us as Jackie Wilbur and Bonnie Fussell pair up to tell great Halloween stories. 

Thursday, October 30th   Fun and Games in the Pumpkin Patch 5:30-7:30  Wait for the Great Pumpkin with us.  The bravest of the brave can walk through the spooky part of the community room (appropriate for even toddlers – dark and creepy, but not overly scary). Everyone will enjoy pumpkin bowling, pumpkin golf, pumpkin ring toss and other games in the pumpkin patch.

 Friday, October 31st  Trick-Or-Treat at the Library 10:00-6:00   Please join us as we hand out trick-or-treats to the goblins all day.



YOUNG ADULT ACTIVITIES (6th – 12th grade)  

Thursday, October 23rd  4:00-5:00 Pumpkin Games



October 2014 Children's Activities

Children’s Activities

Preschool meets Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 3-5)

October 22nd  Oh Rats (and mice)

October 29th  Halloween Party Time! (wear your costume if you want)


After school meets on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. (school age)

October 22nd  Oh Rats!

October 29th  Halloween Science Experiments


Lapsit meets Friday at 10:30 a.m. (ages infants and toddlers)

October 24th  Mice are Nice

October 31st  Halloween



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 Code: 615
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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