Best Western


1707 Highway 181, Portland, TX 78374-4147
Phone: 361/777-3100   |   Fax: 361/777-1700   |   45 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 2:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Welcome to BEST WESTERN PLUS Northshore Inn! Be treated like family the moment you step into this Portland, TX hotel. Our 24-hour front desk will go above and beyond to provide you superior customer care from check-in to check-out.

The American Bank Center is located near our Portland, TX hotel, and is a big reason why many of our guests are in town.

There's plenty of fun to be had close to our hotel in Portland, TX. From Hurricane Alley Waterpark to the Texas State Aquarium, families on vacation have no shortage of things to see. Visit the USS Lexington Museum for a little history, or Whataburger Field for one of their many events. Adjoining rooms make large groups and families staying with us keep connected, while still allowing for privacy.

There's a microwave and fridge in every room of our Portland, TX hotel, making it easy for those on an extended stay. If you're here for business with Kiewit Offshore Services, TPCO America, Sherwin Alumina, Gulf Marine Fabrication or another local company, rest assured that your commute will be easy. We welcome many business travelers here, and our convenient location, expanded business center and quiet rooms make us popular.

Our fitness center makes it simple for you to keep up your workout regimen, and our expanded breakfast area with a community table is a great way to start your morning. Enjoy free Otis Spunkmeyer® cookies every day in the afternoon, the perfect treat for your getaway. Each room features Serta® Dream Sleeper beds with triple sheeting for your comfort.

Additionally, each room in our hotel in Portland, TX has a 42-inch flat screen HDTV. Our goal is to make you feel right at home. Whether you're on vacation or a business trip, luxury bedding and well-appointed rooms are a must. If we can do anything more to make your stay special, just let us know. Our staff goes the extra mile to ensure every guest is comfortable.

Make your stay special and book a room today! No matter the time of year, you'll love the BEST WESTERN PLUS Northshore Inn!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Exercise facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise facility
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff (English, Spanish)
  • Baggage hold
  • Guest laundry
  • Express check out
  • Late check out available
  • Business center
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Physically challenged services
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Physically challenged facilities
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events


Take advantage of the savings and fun with this special offer available at the best western plus northshore inn in Portland.


Conveniently located, the best western plus northshore inn in Portland, Texas is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 27.892505  /  Latitude: -97.311465


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: All directions. Take Highway 181,10 miles north of Corpus Christi, exit Buddy Genem Drive toward the BEST WESTERN PLUS Northshore Inn.


We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 12.00 mile(s) from American Bank Center®, Concerts, conventions and expo's. Home of the IceRay's Hockey, Islander Basketball teams.
  • 7.00 mile(s) from USS Lexington Museum, Acting a historic representation from World War II the USS Lexington aircraft carrier has been visited over 5.5 million times since its opening in 1992. Come see everything from the interior museum to the flight deck and even a short film. Over one million sq. feet of history. An educational and fun experience for the whole family.
  • 7.20 mile(s) from Texas State Aquarium®, Enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. Dolphin show, exotic animal show, sting ray exhibit, over 250 species, food court and many family oriented activities. Also available to rent for large parties.
  • 8.40 mile(s) from Hurricane Alley, Enjoy many water slides including the Cat 5, Momentum and Storm Chaser. Kick back in the lazy river or enjoy a drink at the Riptide Hideaway bar while the kiddos enjoy the USS Dusty.
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Art Museum of S. Texas, Events and exhibits for all ages.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Heritage Park, Tour nine beautiful Victorian homes & step into a different era.
  • 22.00 mile(s) from S. Texas Botanical Garden, The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is a nonprofit, 180-acre botanical garden and nature center.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Asian Cultures Museum, This museum with an outstanding collection of Oriental art is in Heritage Park
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Texas Surf Museum, Free and only surf museum in Texas
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Texas Treasure Casino
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Texas Maritime Museum
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Fulton Mansion, Home of George W. Fulton

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 10.00 mile(s) from Corpus Christi
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Ingleside
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Aransas Pass
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Rockport
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Port Aransas
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Sinton
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Dupont
  • 5.00 mile(s) from OxyChem, Operates chemical manufacturing plants.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Sherwin Alumina Company
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Kiewit Offshore Services
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Gulf Marine Fabricators,
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Port of Corpus Christi, This port is the 5th largest port in the U.S.

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • Outdoor pool
  • 1.00 mile(s) from North Shore Country Club, 18 Hole golf course located right on Corpus Christi bay
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Sunset Lake, Two mile bicycle course, boardwalk, fishing, swimming, canoe & kayaking, sailing, hiking, and bird watching.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Portland Skate Park, Five foot, four foot and three foot half bowls, six foot kidney shaped bowl, eight foot vertical ramp, Double spine ramp with roll in ledges, Flat bank rail etc.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Violet Andrews Park, 10 acres, birding, picnic areas/covered shelters, trails, water recreation
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Indian Point Pier, located on Corpus Christi bay
  • 8.80 mile(s) from CC Marina T-Heads, Enjoy the Corpus Christi marina life and the T-heads. Everything from the Selena Statue to guided fishing tours, restaurants, fishing, shopping, market days and so much more!
  • 11.00 mile(s) from Cole & Oleander Park, Cole Park is right on the water. Cole Park has several picnic areas, a fishing pier, a concrete skate park a cement fishing pier, a hike and bike trail and a playground for kids. Oleander Park is part of Cole Park known for its world class wind surfing and kite boarding. Warm, shallow waters combined with a steady wind on the bayfront make ideal conditions for sailing of all types.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Amigo Charters, Captain Paul is USCG-licensed. (361) 728-9065
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Whataburger® Field, Home of the champion Hooks baseball team
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Wildlife Refuge, The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife refuge in Corpus Christi, Texas. The refuge is located on the western shore of Oso Bay, on Ennis Joslin road, near the Pharaoh Valley subdivision. The refuge is considered to be one of the best sea bird watching areas in the world. The nearby Pharaohs golf course also serves as a haven for coastal and migratory birds.
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Port Aransas Beach, Enjoy a short ferry ride to Port Aransas and spend the day at the beach. Miles and miles of sand and overnight camping is allowed as well as campfires. Make sure to get your daily beach pass for $5.
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Laguna Madre, Bird watchers' paradise! Also enjoy camping and fishing.
  • 32.00 mile(s) from Mustang Island State Park, The Mustang Island State Park is a great location to spend the day enjoying the beaches on the Texas Gulf coast. The park has both beach camping and RV camping. There is a day use beach area that is a nice spot to picnic and spend a day at the beach. The Fish Pass Jetties are located within the Mustang Island State Park boundaries. Located at the northern end of the park the jetties are one of the main attractions for many visitors at to the Mustang Island State Park.
  • 40.00 mile(s) from North Padre Island, The Padre Island National Seashore consists of well over 65 miles of undeveloped beach on the Texas barrier island of Padre Island. Visitors to the Padre Island will find a variety of outdoor things to do including surf fishing, both tent and R.V. camping and boon-docking, world class flat water windsurfing, wade fishing, surfing, birding, kayaking and of course relaxing the beautiful white sand beaches of Malaquite Beach.

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Pep's Restaurant, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, separate bar and lounge
  • Across the street from Chili's® Bar & Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, separate bar and lounge, Chili's To-Go available
  • Across the street from IHOP, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, open 24 hours
  • Marble Slab Creamery, on premises, ice cream/dessert, American, open for: lunch, open Monday thru Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm. Friday thru Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm. Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
  • Across the street from Subway®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from McCallister's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.50 mile(s) from A1 Steak & Seafood, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, offers 15% discount on food only with Best Western room key.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Starbucks®, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hu-Dat Oriental, full service, Vietnamese, open for: lunch, dinner, open from 11am to 2:30pm for lunch. Open 4:30pm to 8:30pm for dinner. Open all day Saturday. Famous for Dallas Cowboy player Dat Nugyen.
  • 3.00 mile(s) from La Iguana, full service, Mexican, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, outdoor patio available.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Mac's Bar-B-Que, full service, American, open for: lunch, Texas style Bar-B-Que.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Water Street Oyster Bar, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, Sushi bar and fresh local fish.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Republic of Texas, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: dinner, AAA Four-Diamond restaurant in South Texas.
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Katz 21, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner, Corpus Christi premier steak house and fine dining.
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Crab-N Seafood Restaurant, full service, seafood, open for: dinner, located on the Bay between Rockport and Aransas Pass, on the harbor front in City-By-The-Sea.
  • 22.00 mile(s) from Hemingway's Bar & Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner, an exeptional blend of award-winning cuisine and 4 Star atmoshpere. The perfect setting for lunch or dinner. Located in the heart of Rockport downtown district.


Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest local area events happening in or near Portland. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

September 2015

September 25 - October 31, 2015
2015 Fearshire Farms Haunted Attractions

Held every weekend from late September until the end of October, Fearshire Farms in Angleton looks to put the "fear" in "Fearshire" with Halloween themed attractions. Event times vary by day.

October 2015

October 17, 2015
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Fight breast cancer with this 5K walk in Corpus Christi.

October 9 - 11, 2015
Rockport - Fulton Seafair

Rockport near Ingleside welcomes the fall season with a festival of parades, arts and crafts, entertainment, and gumbo cook-offs.

October 31, 2015
2015 Dia de los Muertos Festival

A unique street festival in Corpus Christi celebrating the "Day of the Dead." Enjoy live music, Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts, artwork, and jewelry, a kids' area, and more. The festival start time is TBA.

November 2015

November 19 & 20, 2015
2015 Angleton Market Days

Check out homemade gifts and other unique items at the Brazoria County Fair Association in Angleton during this two-day market. There will be over 200 vendors from across Texas on hand. Start time is TBA.

November 12-14, 2015
2015 Texana Chili Spill

A spicy Gulf Coast festival held in Edna, featuring music, fireworks, a Texana market, games, and more. The festival is held at Lake Texana Park.

December 2015

December 20, 2015
2015 Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K

Put on your red suit and beard and take a run along the Texas Gulf Coast with Galveston residents. Runners can also enjoy holiday music, cookies, and candy stations along the way. The half marathon and 5K take place throughout downtown.

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Harbor Lights Festival

Get into the holiday spirit in Corpus Christi with the Harbor Lights Festival, featuring an dazzling boat parade, a children's parade, live entertainment, and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The festival is held at Bayfront Marina in Corpus Christi.

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