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1705 North Highway 181
Portland  TX  78374  USA
LAT: 27.891992 LONG: -97.31239
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+1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)

Telephone: +1 (361) 777-0003 Fax: +1 (361) 777-0004


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Portland, TX

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Find Outdoor Activities in the Portland/Corpus Christi Area

Whether you're in the mood to golf, fish, shop or tour, you can find plenty of things to keep you busy during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites near top attractions like Indian Point Pier, NorthShore Country Club and North Beach. Head into downtown Portland to see a movie at Northshore Cinema, or travel just five miles to Sunset Lake Park to enjoy a two-mile hike. For a great family activity, drive 10 miles to Whataburger Field to watch the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team swing for home runs and RBIs. You can also explore a number of great area beaches, including Port Aransas, Malaquite Beach and Mustang Island.

Put these nearby attractions on your must-see list: 

  • Northshore Cinema 8 (0.7 miles)
    For a relaxing afternoon or evening, take the whole family to a movie at Northshore Cinema.
    Phone: +1 (361) 643-3456
  • Indian Point Pier (2 miles)
    Throw out a line at Indian Point Pier, where admission is free. The pier is also a great place to bird-watch, and an on-site concession and bait shop provides snacks and drinks throughout the day.
    Phone: +1 (361) 777-3301
  • NorthShore Country Club (2 miles)
    Play a round of golf at this course where the bay views are just as spectacular as the fairways.
    Phone: +1 (361) 643-1546
  • North Beach (5 miles)
    Pack your tote bag for a day of frolicking in the white sand at North Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, with views of the Corpus Christi skyline as a backdrop. When you're hungry, try one of the inland seafood restaurants.
  • Sunset Lake Park (5 miles)
    An outdoorsman's paradise, Sunset Lake Park provides ample opportunities to fish, hike and bird-watch. A two-mile bike and hike trail includes a boardwalk with interpretive stations about birds and birding activity.
    Phone: +1 (361) 777-3301
  • Texas State Aquarium (5 miles)
    Browse animal exhibits that feature aquatic creatures like otters, stingrays and dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium. Don't miss the daily live shows and animal feedings.
    Phone: +1 (361) 881-1200
  • USS Lexington (5 miles)
    Nicknamed the Blue Ghost, this Essex-class aircraft carrier saw action during World War II and later served as a training vessel along the East Coast. Today, you can tour this ship that also features a museum and a visitor center with a flight simulator and the Miss Deck Café.
    Phone: +1 (361) 888-4873
  • Corpus Christi Dog Track (8 miles)
    This fully enclosed, air-conditioned grandstand overlooks the greyhound racing track. Enjoy concession stands and cocktails in both the grandstand and clubhouse areas. 
  • Live Oak Park (10 miles)
    Located in South Ingleside, this beautiful park is nestled under approximately 90 oak trees and features barbecue pits for family picnics and an 18-hole disc golf course for entertainment. 
  • Museum of Science and History (10 miles)
    Explore the life and times of the people of this region through exhibits at this creative museum. Displays include historic shipwrecks and decorative art from area families that document more than 500 years of history.
    Phone: +1 (361) 826-4667
  • Whataburger Field (10 miles)
    Cheer on the Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate baseball team for the Houston Astros, at Whataburger Field.
    Phone: +1 (361) 561-4665
  • Port Aransas Ferry (18 miles)
    Take the free ferry ride to Port Aransas, where you can shop, dine and enjoy the nightlife.
    Phone: +1 (361) 749-5494
  • Bob Hall Pier (25 miles)
    Extending more than 1,200 feet into the gulf, this popular nearby pier is a hotspot for anglers. Fish around the clock at Bob Hall Pier, open 24 hours.
    Phone: +1 (361) 949-0499
  • J.P. Luby Surf Park (25 miles)
    Find something for everyone to do at J.P. Luby Surf Park, a popular beach for surfing, wakeboarding, snorkeling, sunbathing and picnicking.
  • Malaquite Beach and Pavilion (25 miles)
    Spend the day at this nearby beach that includes a visitor center, a gift shop, observation decks, bathhouses and a shaded deck for picnics.
    Phone: +1 (361) 949-8068
  • Mustang Island State Park (25 miles)
    Build a sandcastle, soak up the sun, fish in the bay or search for birds at this pristine barrier island state park. A park store is available for snacks and drinks.
    Phone: +1 (361) 749-5246

Nearby transportation

  • Corpus Christi International Airport - CRP (17 miles)