The 8 Best Things to Do in Portland, United States

March 17, 2018 Venice Greaves

Portland is a city in Sumner and Robertson counties in Tennessee. The population was 11,486 in 2010 according estimates by the U.S. census bureau and in 2013 the population was 11,933. Portland is a part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Portland

1. Sumner Crest WInery

5306 Old Highway 52, Portland, TN 37148-8364 +1 615-325-4086
Excellent
74%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Sumner Crest WInery

Sumner Crest Winery has over 20 wines made right on the premises. Wine tasting daily. Large boutique style gift shop. Homemade Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese and Fuit and Cheese Plates available for lunch on the patio.

Reviewed By mroyal35 - Crown Point, Indiana

After stopping at a rest area on the way to Nashville, we heard about this place from a guy there. It is not too far off the exit. The place has a great charm! The staff was very friendly. We tasted many wines and they were very enjoyable. Not only is it a great place to taste wine but it is also a great place to shop for"wine-like" items. Be sure to not just stop to taste. Look around! They also have a very cute room for small weddings or showers. Well worth the stop if you have time.

2. Bright's Antique World

281 Steele Rd, Exit 2 off I-65 in Franklin past Cracker Barrel, Franklin, KY 42134-8954 +1 270-598-9901
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Bright's Antique World

Bright's Antique World is 35,000 Square Feet of Antiques & Uniques! Enter our climate controlled store where the aisles are lit by street lights and our booths are set up like store fronts. But.....1st off Folks! WE ARE AN ANTIQUE MALL! DO NOT stop at our store expecting new collectibles, shabby chic (there may be a few pieces), batteries, jams & jellies, WE DON'T HAVE THEM, and if that's what you are looking for, you will not find it here. Riley and I built our store on a cow pasture, literally from the dirt up, and opened our doors in 2003. We didn't have enough money, so we started with 1 building. The next year we added another building, and a few years later we attached our last building, bringing the total square footage to 35,000 sq. ft. We carry everything related to antique, vintage, retro with just a little junk and collectibles in the mix: antique furniture, vintage sports items, postal & trade cards, tons, tons of costume jewelry, vintage hats & clothing, old glassware, old & reproduction signs, Old & newer Fenton, Fostoria, Sterling, silverplate, old pottery, vintage Christmas, Vintage and Antique Books & magazines, comics, old toys, collectible toys, old coins, etc. We are very proud of our little store, and our antique dealers take pride in their booths and what they stock. We invite you to come on in, say hello, stay a spell, and take home some treasures. For your convenience, Layaway is available and all major credit cards are accepted. If you do decide to review our mall, please do not review us if you do not like antiques, that would be unfair. As I stated above, we are an antique mall, voted one of the best throughout the years by the Busy Bee Trader. Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Directions: Traveling North from Nashville: I-65, just across the KY state line and turn left off KY exit 2 and drive to the first traffic light, you will see McDonalds, turn left, (this is STEELE ROAD) go past Oasis on left, Simpson county tourism cabin & Cracker Barrel on the left and the next drive past Cracker Barrel on the left is ours. We are the Blue Building with the Red Roof: Bright's Antique World open: Mon-Sat 9-8 & Sun. 10-6 closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas we close at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Reviewed By pitterpat000 - Gainesville, Georgia

This is a huge building with more little antique booths than I can even count. We enjoyed wandering around and explaining "what's that" to our teenagers. The clearly have a theft problem here, unfortunately.

The folks who worked there were nice. we were so happy they were open until 8:00pm so we could browse at our leisure after supper.

3. Bottom View Farm

185 Wilkerson Ln, Portland, TN 37148-4899 +1 615-325-7017
Excellent
52%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Bottom View Farm

Reviewed By FloridaMeister - Sebring, Florida

Famous for their strawberries, we went to pick blueberries. We missed the height of the season but there were still plenty there but you had to look. Also apple trees and blackberries had fruit.
They have a great little restaurant and general store, there also is a facility for weddings (it appeared they were planning for one) as well as other things such as a tractor powered train.
Check their schedule for special events or just go over for good eats.
Wonderful staff as well.

4. 112 Antique Mall

8759 Highway 25 E, Cross Plains, TN 37049-4874
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

112 Antique Mall

Reviewed By MelG6266 - Portland, Tennessee

We were impressed with how well lit and how nicely the booths are laid out. They are spacious and attractively designed. They have antiques and vintage collectables, and also some nicely done craft-type things, as well as a little bit of chalk-painted furniture and repurposed items. This is not an enormous mall, probably 45-90 minutes is adequate.

5. Davis & Co. Mercantile

113 S Broadway St, Portland, TN 37148-1303 +1 615-397-9308
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Davis & Co. Mercantile

Reviewed By HallsburgSodbuster - Hallsburg

Very well restored downtown Portland old Bank building. This shopping experience has all kinds of stuff. Lots of Southwestern appeal in furnishings to reclaimed wood and metal and yes some nice Boutique line of clothing. Even stuff for a Man cave or Junkers like old tools, tractor grills and even mounts. Its worth the stop. You will be glad you did.

6. Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

5629 Nashville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-6995 +1 270-586-7778
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

Reviewed By JillA976 - Lancashire, United Kingdom

Opened in 2015, this is a new branch of Old Friends, the non-profit organisation looking after retired racehorses. It is situated about a mile from Exit 2 of the I-65 & is adjacent to Kentucky Downs Racetrack. Set in lovely countryside it looks after several sleek retired horses. A volunteer guide takes visitors to various paddocks where you can feed these lovely animals carrots and take photos. Each horse has their own story & some have only just avoided a less favourable ending to their lives. Whether you are a horse racing fan or not, you can't help but be impressed by the good work that is taking place at Old friends.

7. Kentucky Downs

5629 Nashville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-6995 +1 270-586-7778
Excellent
29%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
16%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 75 reviews

Kentucky Downs

Reviewed By rdurkis - Atlanta, Georgia

We paid $50 each for the 'Directors Club' seating and buffet. WHAT A RIP!!!!!
The food entrée's were barely lukewarm (roast beef and chicken breasts) . The iced tea ran out at 3:00 PM and was never refilled. The guests remaining had dwindled down to a small handful, most of whom probably did what we did and that was to go down onto the grass along the rail where you could actually see something. Sad, sad rip off of guests. Guests were seated 8 to a table that should have held only 6 at the most. The view from the small windows down onto the track and tote board was very inadequate. The tote board size in the infield was so small you couldn't read the odds without binoculars. Not all of the indoor tv's in this room were working which was really the only way to see what was happening on the track and tote boards. The racing events were enjoyable but in the future stay away from the pricey, costly low rate buffet and lousy indoor upper club seating.

The casino was also as tight as dick's hatband. The money from casino losers is what they must place into the racing prize money.

8. Franklin Drive-In Theatre

6250 Nashville Rd, Franklin, KY 42134-8928 +1 877-586-1905
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Franklin Drive-In Theatre

Reviewed By foxsocks - Lexington, Kentucky

Sitting and watching a movie on a warm night with a cool breeze is paradise. Love that it's a double feature. We got there early and ate at the concession. Long line, but it moved fast. Had a good bacon cheeseburger, but the potato wedges were great! Thought about getting pizza - it's a new item -- but at this time you have to get a whole one. Did try a deep-fried snickers bar too. Interesting. Will be back later this season for sure.

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