Special Brew Release, Friday at Noon

ConfluxCity Brewing Company will be featuring a brand new Special Event brew, for Portland's 150th Birthday! "Portland Ses-SQUENCH-tennial Ale" a unique made apple-cherry-wheat brew debuted Friday and available throughout the weekend at ConfluxCity.


Classic Car Cruise, Friday 6-8pm

 Classic Car Cruise with Portland Cruisers - Just like old times, cruise downtown and admire the rides - music too. 6-8pm Kent St., Maple St, Water St, Bridge St 


Game Winners Announced, Friday 7pm

Winners of the Game were:


Portland150 Passport-
1: Alyssa Nichols

2: Jim Nichols

3: Angie Newman

Portland150 Scavenger Hunt-
1: Lance McFarlin

2: Dawn Bresnahan

3: Jeff Platte

Saturday September 21st

Download map here

Sesquicentennial Parade, Saturday 10 am

Lineup at 9:00 am at Bogue Flats, Bud Plant Drive, Portland.

Our Theme is "A Step Back in Time" 

Prizes Winners for:


Best Dressed Entry-Portland Blue Sox Baseball Team

Best 'Step Back in Time'- Portland Historical Society

Most Unique- High Wheel Bicycles

Best Representation of Portland- VFW

Parade Map


Historical Marker Dedication, Saturday 11am

 Dedication of Historical Marker - Scout Park 11am 


Artisan Craft Fair, Saturday 11am - 6pm

On Bridge Street between Kent and Maple.


Artisan Craft Fair - 11am to 6pm.


High Wheeler Bike Demonstration, Saturday 11:30 - 1pm

 High Wheeler Bike Demonstration - 11:30 to 1pm  


Petting Zoo & Bubble Ball, Saturday 1- 6pm

Petting Zoo in Toan Park, and Bubble Ball across the street in Powers Park.  


Historical Walking Tour, Saturday 1 - 5pm

 Walking Tours - Self Guided Tour and Docent-provided talks.  


Antiques Road Show, Saturday 1 - 5pm

Antique Road Show - You can have one item appraised, but can bring a second for evaluation if the item if is tied to Portland History.  No stamps, coins or firearms, please.  Corner of Kent and Bridge Streets


Playful Portland Streets, Saturday 1- 6pm

Play games, hopscotch, jump rope, hula hoop, twister, frisbee /ball in bucket tic- tac-toe, washers, corn hole, giant Jenga, giant bubbles.  Family Fun for all ages.

On Kent Street between Bridge Street and Grand River Ave.


Music Through the Decades 6:30 - 7:30 pm


The Portland Community Arts Council is excited to present songs of the past 50 of our 150 years, performed by local and regional musicians.  From the late '60s to today's music, we'll be singing (and dancing) at Portland's band shell, celebrating the incredible musical talent in our community.  It's been a blast going through 1/2 century of great music to find just the right songs to celebrate Portland. At the Bandshell.

Immediately followed by Portland High School Marching Band Performing their 'Through the Decades' Half Time Show


Fireworks, Saturday 8:30pm (Dusk)

Sunday September 22nd


Baking Competition, Sunday 11 am to 1 pm

Thanks to all the participants, and Congratulations to the Baking Competition Winners:

Ages 7-10 Cake- 

1. Samantha Moore- Devils Food Cupcakes

2. Evan Ferris- Chocolate Cake

Ages 7-10 Cookies

1. Evan Ferris- Key Lime Cookies

2. Kerrigan Newman- Sugar Cookies

3. Spencer Moore- Chocolate in Middle

Ages 11-14 Cake- 

1. Sophia Robbe- Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

2. Annabelle Bower- Raspberry Cake with Lemon Buttercream

3. Evie Johnston- Lemon Cake

Adult Cake- 

1. Libby Barger- Carrot Cake Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Buttercream

2. Charlene Yeiter- Toasted Butter Pecan Cake

3. Wendy (Scones)- Oven Baked Scones- Sweetened with Blueberries & White Chocolate

Adult Pie

1. Pat Kline- Peaches & Cream

2. Jessica Ferris- Raspberry Pie

3. Charlene Yeiter- Peach

Adult Cookie- 

1. Linda Fedewa- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookie Browned Butter Icing

2. Jacqualyn Klepac- Maple Bacon Caramel Shortbread

3. Emily Martin- Decadent Sugar Cookies


Portland Orchestra Performance, Sunday 1-1:45pm

Before the Farm 2 Table dinner.



Farm to Table, Sunday 1:30 - Service at 2pm

There are a limited number of seats, so buy your tickets early.  



Auction of Baked Goods , Sunday 3pm

Winners of the competition will be auctioned.

Cake Walk / Bake Walk immediately after at  for the remaining items.



Portland Vintage Baseball, Sunday 4:30 pm

Vintage Baseball Game, Bud Plant Field at Bogue Flats Recreation Area

The Portland Blue Sox VS Michigan Barnstormers

1864 Rules, Vintage Uniforms and equipment.  

Traditional refreshments available for purchase.