©

Portland trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Portland

Trip Planner USA  /  Tennessee  /  Sumner County  /  Portland
(4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: wineries
Portland is a city in Sumner and Robertson counties in Tennessee. Portland also a part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area The population was 11,486 in 2010 according estimates by the U.S. census bureau and in 2013 the population was 11,933.HistoryPortland is located on the Highland Rim in extreme northern Middle Tennessee. This region has always been known for excellent agricultural soils, a spectacular wildlife environment and an enjoyable climate.People were originally attracted from the tobacco belt in Virginia and the Carolina to the Highland Rim for land speculation and dark tobacco. The Highland Rim offered ideal climate and soil conditions for growing dark tobacco. This lucrative crop increased the value of the land which benefited land speculators in the area. Eventually these speculators moved on to attempt profits elsewhere. The farmers however, remained.The oldest local settlement in Portland is Fountain Head which is located a couple of miles south of Portland. This settlement was founded 1792 by the James Gwin family. Within a century, it grew to include a mill, tobacco factory, post office, Louisville & Nashville railroad depot and a number of local retail stores.William Nolan built a school near Shun Pike in what is now Portland. This caused the community to grow. Portland was originally called Richland. In 1859, the L&N Railroad opened the Nashville-Bowling Green route through Portland. In the same year, a train depot was built in Richland along the railroad in on property owned by Thomas Buntin. Buntin became the depot’s first agent and later became Richland’s first postmaster. Without this depot, the City of Portland would likely not exist. The community grew around the depot. Even today, the railroad runs directly through the center of town. The first public high school in Sumner county was originally started as a seminary in 1874. It was later named Sumner County High school and opened in 1915.
Customize your holiday with our United States trip builder to create an adventure that suits you.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Portland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Portland:
Nightlife, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nature, theme parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, trails
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, nature, theme parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Tennessee

36 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States & Bucharest BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Rocky Mount & Maryville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Memphis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nashville & Memphis BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Memphis BY A USER FROM CANADA May, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News