Shopping & Dining
When it comes to shopping, Portage is the place to find what you need. You will find a variety of local and national department stores, supermarkets, antiques, furniture, hardware, florists and lumber yards. The historic downtown district serves as a charming backdrop for today’s shoppers. While along Highways 51 and 16, complimenting the downtown are many other dining establishments, specialty stores, entertainment venues and a variety of larger national retail chains located in the community. You will also find a variety of personal and professional services, including hair salons, accountants, attorneys, insurance companies and others.
The downtown Farmers Market draws in shoppers every Thursday afternoon from May through October. Located at Commerce Plaza, the market is filled with homegrown produce, fresh flowers and plants, baked goods and handcrafted items.
The Portage Area is home to a wide variety of restaurants that are sure to please any appetite. You will find quaint cafes, bakeries, buzzing bar and grills, casual family restaurants, fine dining and fast-food diners dotting the map of the Portage area. The menu selection is just as eclectic, as restaurants serve up everything from American classics and rich home-style cooking to prime steaks, fresh seafood, sub sandwiches and sweet treats.