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Portage is in Kalamazoo County in Southwestern Michigan. The population was 46,292 in the 2010 census. It is adjacent to Kalamazoo. Portage has miles of paths connecting its numerous parks.

Portage once known for its production of celery continues to be a producer of various goods sitting at the intersection of US 131 and I-94 roughly halfway between Chicago and Detroit and a short drive to Grand Rapids and South Bend.


Get in[edit]

Map of Portage (Michigan)

By plane[edit]

By car[edit]

Portage lies on Interstate 94 roughly mid-way between Chicago and Detroit and along US Highway 131 just south of Kalamazoo.

By train[edit]

  • 2 Kalamazoo Transportation Center. Amtrak offers service to Chicago and Ann Arbor/Detroit several times daily on the Wolverine Service as well as to East Lansing, Flint, and Port Huron on the Blue Water Service. You will need to catch a bus, taxi, or car to Portage from the train station. Kalamazoo Transportation Center (Q6350422) on Wikidata Kalamazoo Transportation Center on Wikipedia

By bus[edit]

The Kalamazoo downtown train station acts as the main regional bus station where you can change to the Kalamazoo Metro bus service to get to Portage.

Get around[edit]

  • Metro Transit. Bus service is provided throughout Portage and its neighboring towns. Metro Transit (Q6824746) on Wikidata Metro Transit (Kalamazoo) on Wikipedia





  • 1 Crossroads Mall, 6650 South Westnedge Ave (Take I-94 to Exit 78 Southbound. Continue down Westnedge, go through many sets of lights, turn right when you see signs for THE CROSSROADS), +1 269 327-3500. The Crossroads (Q7728197) on Wikidata The Crossroads (Portage, Michigan) on Wikipedia
  • 2 Southland Mall, Corner of Westnedge and Milham (From I-94, take exit 78 southbound, head south until you hit Milham Ave., mall is on right.). Southland Mall (Q79898394) on Wikidata
  • 3 Portage Farmers Market, 7900 South Westnedge Ave. May to October at City Hall.






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