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Portland Borough206 Division Street, PO Box 476, Portland, PA 18351
Phone: 570-897-0559 Fax: 570-897-7909
Population 579
Square Miles 1
Mayor Lance J Prator
Congressional District 15th
Legislative District 137th
Type of Government Mayor and Council
School District Bangor Area School District 610-588-2163
Public Library Bangor Public Library 610-588-4136
Property Tax Rate 11.82 mills
Cable Service Electric Cable TV & Communications 800-232-9100
Gas Not available in Borough
Electric Met-Ed 800-545-7741
Water Portland Borough Authority 570-897-6470
Waste Removal Waste Management, Inc. 888-872-2770
Historic Portland Borough, incorporated in 1876, is located along the Delaware River on Scenic Route 611. The borough is primarily a residential community, but has a well-defined business district and a world-class manufacturer of Windsor chairs and benches, Duckloe Bros., Inc.
The borough’s original historic Town House and Lock-up (1877) is open to the public periodically, and its 1886 Portland School is utilized for municipal offices and community groups’ meeting rooms.
A visit to Portland is not complete until each visitor crosses the footbridge over the Delaware, which was constructed on the original piers of the covered bridge destroyed in the flood of 1955. The view is magnificent!

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