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Portage The Portage Area Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomes you to Historic Portage: a wonderful tourist destination, a great place to raise your family and the right location to grow your business. Our significant historical heritage, small-town charm and seasonal recreational opportunities create a desirable setting in which to live, work and play. Mentioned as one of the best places in the entire U.S. for first time homebuyers1 and in the top third of locations to start a business in Wisconsin,2 Portage is the ideal destination for you. Portage possesses a wealth of reliable employment, great neighborhoods, stable industries, educational opportunities, outdoor recreational resources and excellent healthcare facilities. We are one of 31 Wisconsin communities to be recognized for working toward improving health in the community, achieving a bronze level inaugural Healthy Community Designation in 2018.3 With a population just over 10,000 and a regional population exceeding 55,000, Portage, the county seat for Columbia County, has a vibrant downtown, lively arts center and many museums providing living lessons in history. Home to two Pulitzer Prize winners, historian Frederick Jackson Turner and novelist Zona Gale, Portage builds on their legacy by supporting and promoting the arts. Portage Center for the Arts (PCA), with its Drury Gallery and Zona Gale Theatre, showcases local artists’ works and offers stellar performing arts programming throughout the year. Along with the PCA in the downtown, visitors can revel in the district’s renaissance with the addition of Columbia County administration offices along the canal, billiards hall, coffee house, artisan food market, wine bar, new yoga and photography studios and several specialty shops and diners.
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Tourists will enjoy vast historical experiences at the Historic Indian Agency House, Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters, Museum at the Portage, American Legion State Headquarters & Museum, Women’s Civic League, World War II History Museum and refurbished section of the Portage Canal. Outdoor enthusiasts will take pleasure in the recreation provided by the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers and Cascade Mountain, the Midwest’s largest ski resort, offering great skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Whether you are interested in visiting our community or you are looking to relocate and make Portage your home, we invite you to explore all that we have to offer. https://lendedu.com/blog/best-cities-first-time-homebuyers/ https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/small-business/places-start-business-wisconsin 3 https://www.wihealthycommunities.org/designees/ 1
Cotton candy, a demolition derby, 4-H exhibits, corn dogs, a rodeo, kettle corn, motocross racing, tractor pulling, carnival rides and an old grandstand have been part of the charm of the Columbia County Fair, which will mark its 169th year in July.
Letter Welcome! I would like to welcome you to Portage, the third-oldest settlement in Wisconsin. Portage has a rich history and offers every recreational opportunity you can imagine. The Wauona Trail is just one of the historical places to visit and walk. We welcome you to become part of history and follow in the footsteps of Native Americans and settlers. At one end is the Historic Indian Agency House/ Fox River and at the other is the Wisconsin River. The trail was used for transporting goods between the south-flowing Wisconsin and the north-flowing Fox. This is how Portage later got its name from the French that traded and settled in this area. Your visit would not be complete without a stop at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters. This is last remaining part of Fort Winnebago, established in 1828. For a condensed version of the history of Portage, visit the Museum at the Portage. When you are finished exploring Portage, visit some of the best recreational areas in the state. From biking to golf and skateboarding to swimming, there is something for everyone to do. Swimming at Silver Lake Beach will be an experience not soon forgotten. It is a spring-fed lake that also has some of the best fishing around. Portage also has more than 15 beautiful city parks that you can enjoy. Goodyear Park is home to the Splash Pad and skateboard facility. You may also want to play a round of disc golf at Collipp-Worden. All the parks offer you a great place for a picnic. Portage also has an excellent healthcare campus. Tivoli at Divine Savior Healthcare, an extended care facility, and La Vita Wellness Center, a state-of-the-art physical therapy and exercise facility.
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Portage is also home to some of the best educational facilities in the state, from the public and private schools to the Madison College campus, including its advanced manufacturing facility at the Portage Enterprise Center. Whatever you would like to do, you will find it in Portage. Thank you for visiting, and we hope you enjoy your stay in our lovely city. We hope to see you again. Rick Dodd, Mayor portagewi.com | 5
Rosie Endres and Aaron Ayers of Portage Furniture Store accept the Susan Weyh Business Excellence Award from Portage Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Marianne Hanson (right) at the Chamber Annual Awards.
CHAMBER The Portage Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community providing leadership for building a healthy economy and a high quality of life in our area. Consisting of businesses, organizations and individuals working as one voice, the Chamber solves critical issues and partners in economic development with a goal to expand existing businesses while attracting new businesses.
Involvement We continually strive to complement the assets Portage possesses to make the city even better:
• Having worked with the Portage Service Club Association to complete a Splash Pad at Goodyear Park, we’re currently collaborating to build a pavilion and upgrades at Pauquette Park. The Chamber helped raise $190,000 for a matching Wisconsin DNR grant to help complete this project. • Taking advantage of the beautiful countryside, we helped bring a system of scenic bike routes to cycling enthusiasts. • We developed the Wine Walk to bring customers to the businesses in our charming downtown district. • We remain steadfast in encouraging the revitalization of properties that need investment.
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We promote our Chamber members by touting their products and services while helping members obtain valuable leads through networking opportunities during Open Houses and Business Luncheon meetings. We showcase community pride through our events, such as Concert in the Park featuring the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Taste of Portage and many holiday events. We provide resources and information, such as this guide, to our tourists and potential residents. We have a great group of businesses and individuals who generously give of their time and talents to help support our goals. We are committed to the success and growth of the community with the help of leaders who work in collaboration to provide the best for all involved.
For more information, contact us at Portage Area Chamber of Commerce, 800-474-2525.
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HISTORY OF The historical distinction of Portage lies in its unique geographical location, between the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers. Here, the two rivers, one flowing north to the St. Lawrence, the other south to the Mississippi, are separated by a narrow neck of land over which, for two centuries, Indians, missionaries, trappers, traders, adventurers and settlers traveling the waterway had to portage their canoes and heavy packs from one stream to another. The settlement, which grew here because of the resulting traffic, was first known as “Wau-wau-onah,” Winnebago for “carry on the shoulder.” During the French occupation, it was simply “le portage” (from porter: to carry) and was eventually anglicized to Portage. So far as we know, the first white men to visit Portage were the explorers Fr. Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet, who portaged here on June 14, 1673, en route to exploring and mapping the upper Mississippi. The two men were followed by 8 | portagewi.com
Portage a slew of others, including Lauant Barth, who arrived in 1792 and built a trading post carrying on the first transport activity. He was the original permanent settler. With the American occupation of the Northwest Territory, the government began to protect its interests by building a string of forts along the now famous Fox-Wisconsin water route. Indian resentment over invasion of their lead mine regions and the exorbitant tolls levied on transport goods resulted in the establishment of Fort Winnebago in 1828 to ensure peace and fair business practices. With the end of the Blackhawk War, European immigration brought to Wisconsin a flood of settlers eager for cheap land. The portage point continued in importance for trade and transportation, and Portage itself grew rapidly as a thriving farm community. The lumber industry brought a tide of hardy woodsmen and
Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Executive Director Jude Pultz, far right, guides tourists visiting the Surgeons Quarters, which happens to be the oldest historical site on its original foundation in Wisconsin. rivermen to Portage during its heyday. Agriculture and industry soon took over the lumbering days. Today, the city is a progressive community treasuring the story of its past, and is eager and willing to share it with visitors and guests. While visiting Portage, you will find that many of our historic sites have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A self-guided tour of downtown Portage, which includes a map and building description, is available at the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce office. Guided downtown walking tours are scheduled during the summer tourist season. Call the Portage Chamber at 608-742-6242 for specific dates and times. Portions of article by Ina Curtis, author and historian.
The Amtrak Depot at 400 West Oneida St. underwent an upgrade to include a new 300-foot loading platform, handicap entrance and parking access as ridership continues to climb, nearing 10,000 passengers through Portage a year.
LOCATION AND Portage is conveniently located 35 minutes from Madison, 90 minutes from Milwaukee, 3 hours from Chicago and 4 hours from the Twin Cities. Interstate 90/94 and Interstate 39 intersect just three miles south of Portage. Travelers from Milwaukee, Chicago and Rockford can continue west on I-90/94 to the Twin Cities or head north along I-39 to Stevens Point and Wausau. State Highways 16 and 51 intersect State Highway 33 in our downtown.
Transportation visitors as well. More than 10,000 rail passengers a year use the Amtrak depot in Portage to ride the popular cross-country Empire Builder Route as the Canadian Pacific Rail runs freight service through Portage. The Portage Municipal Airport is a public-use facility featuring two asphalt runways, a pilotâ€™s lounge and fuel available
24/7 with restaurants and convenience stores within walking distance. AirPortage Inc., which provides a shuttle bus to and from Oshkosh during EAA AirVenture, offers flight instruction. The Dane County Regional Airport, located just 35 minutes from Portage, provides commercial air service.
Portage has various transportation options for commuters. The Portage Cab Company runs 24/7. Van Pool exists for commuters to Madison and the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Columbia County provides transportation for seniors who are over 60 years of age and the disabled for a nominal charge. More unique forms of travel are available to portagewi.com | 9
RESIDENTIAL Portage offers an affordable and diverse range of residential options for all home buyers. Newer homes situated along tree-lined streets in well-maintained subdivisions mix well with the stately historic homes nestled within the Society Hill Historic District of Portage. Many of those homes in that district are constructed with yellow Portage brick, which was manufactured in the local brickyards during the 19th century. Spacious neighborhood developments and golf course communities lie just outside of town on Swan Lake. The West Slifer Street
Living neighborhood has seen much development with the addition of some new home construction and the completion of Rolling Woods Estatesâ€™ luxury apartments. The Portage area is a community that values its senior population, offering several options for independent and assisted living. In addition to providing home care to area seniors, Portage also offers quality senior living residences that enable residents to maintain relationships and stay active in their community without the challenges or responsibilities of home ownership.
This new home under construction in the northside neighborhood of Portage is just one example of the continued growth we are seeing.
The quality of life found in Portage attracts new residents from all stages in life â€“ Âfrom first-time home buyers and growing families to empty nesters and retirees. Residents benefit from an outstanding school system, great healthcare providers, year-round recreational opportunities and fine cultural experiences. The community benefits from the Portage Sharing Supper, which brings together friends and neighbors of all backgrounds for good food and good conversation with a free meal on the last Monday of the month. The Free Summer Lunch program is free to kids 18 and under and is served at four locations Monday through Friday during the summer months. Also enhancing the quality of life for our residents in Portage are two foundations to assist community needs and projects, Positively Portage (608-745-9316) and the Portage Area Community Foundation (608-742-3172). The people behind these organizations are dedicated to giving back and care deeply about our city and its residents.
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The Portage Splash Pad is a great way to keep cool on warm summer days.
PARKS AND The Portage Park and Recreation Department does an outstanding job of maintaining the beautification of our city parks. The department also provides year-round activities an entire family can enjoy, including fitness classes, softball, baseball, martial arts, disc golf, soccer, tennis and a dog park. Fifteen city parks offer athletic fields and courts, spaces for picnicking and grilling, playground equipment, boat landings, nature walking and plenty of open play areas. Having fun on the water is a favorite yearround pastime for residents and visitors. Boaters hit the waters of the Wisconsin 12 | portagewi.com
Recreation River and swimmers enjoy a day at Silver Lake Beach, a wide sandy beach with wading, swimming and diving fun. An indoor pool located at Rusch Elementary School, 117 West Franklin St., and a nearby outdoor Splash Pad at the Gary Oâ€™Hearn Recreation Complex at Goodyear Park keep youngsters cool. The Portage Family Skate Park was recently added to the complex. Golfers will find all the challenge they need at various courses in the Portage area. You can try your skill at the 18hole course at Portage Country Club
along beautiful Swan Lake, the adjacent 9-hole Saddle Ridge Golf Course, with a brand new club house. These courses provide golf enthusiasts with hours of recreation. For those who prefer to have a ball by rolling one, J & J Fireball Lanes, 817 East Wisconsin St., is the place to go for some seriously fun pin action. The Portage Rod & Gun Club offers members full use of its outdoor pistol and rifle ranges, archery range, four trap stations, skeet station and 120 acres of hunting land.
Portage is along the Ice Age Trail, one of eight congressionally designated National Scenic Trails located throughout the U.S. The trail meanders through 31 Wisconsin counties along the terminal moraine left by a glacier over 10,000 years ago. The Heritage Trail Chapter in Columbia County maintains more than 12 miles of trails, boasts 21 hand-built bridges and showcases the intersections of prairie, wetlands and waterways. When winter arrives, skiers and boarders in Portage are lucky to have the highly rated Cascade Mountain nearby. A recent expansion added two lifts, eight trails, increased snowmaking, an expanded main lodge, paved parking and several base area improvements. Some of Cascade’s trails are steep and challenging to any skier, while others are more than a mile long and fun for beginners. Kids 12 and under ski free when accompanied by a paid adult. Ice skating is enjoyed on Bridal Pond in Pauquette Park, and for those who crave horsepower to get over snow, snowmobile trails run alongside Portage, connecting with other trails throughout Columbia County and Wisconsin. Snowmobile maps are available at the Chamber office. One has not experienced winter in Portage until trying the Scottish game of curling at the Portage Curling Club. Played on a level sheet of ice, the goal is to “throw the stone” closest to center of the “house target” on the opposite end of the rink. As a stone travels down the ice, teammates sweep the ice, guiding the stone to a desired position, sometimes bumping or blocking opponents’ stones as necessary.
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1 BLUE STAR PARK 5 GOODYEAR PARK (100 West Slifer St.) – 2.3-acre way(920 DeWitt St.) – 2.7-acre park AREA
side park located on Highway 51 and Slifer Street. Blue Star Park is home to a Veterans Memorial and Killed in Action Memorial for the City of Portage and annually hosts the City of Portage Memorial Day Celebration. A gazebo, shelter and picnic tables are located in this park.
CATTAIL PARK 2 (510 West Burns St.) – 1-acre park
located at Burns and Armstrong Streets. This park is adjacent to St. John’s school and contains spring rider playground equipment, green space and a small picnic shelter.
(226 West Slifer St.) – 16.5-acre park named after Conrad Collipp, who owned one of the first brickyards in Portage, and the Worden family, who sold the property to the City of Portage in 1968. Development of the park started in 1975 through LAWCON and the City. Collipp-Worden contains two rentable shelters, playground equipment, three full-court basketball courts, two regulation tennis courts, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball court and a 9-hole disc golf course.
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This .25-acre pocket park in downtown Portage was deemed a park by the City of Portage common council. It consists of a bathroom facility with small canopy area, park benches, trees and plant vegetation in flower beds. Located in the heart of downtown, this area is a beautiful natural area in a busy downtown!
Pauquette Park is Portage’s signature park featuring beautiful flowers, bridges over Bridal Pond and a fountain.
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which was originally donated to the City of Portage in 1903 by D.A. Goodyear. Another addition to the park was deeded to the City by the Portage Community School District in 2012. Goodyear Park is home to the Splash Pad, skate park, playground equipment, two rentable shelters and large green space areas along with two veteran monuments paying tribute to the military. The Portage Splash Pad was constructed within the park in 2013 and is now open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Operating hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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(574 Meadowlark Ln.) – 11.5-acre park located at the corner of Hamilton Street and Meadowlark Lane. This park is just over 11 acres in size and is home to the first stretch of trail within the City of Portage park system. The winding trail connects behind Divine Savior Healthcare and provides a great escape for exercise within the city.
LINCOLN PARK 7 (404 East Carroll St.) – 1-acre park
which was donated by Chauncey J. Pettitbone in 1874. A school was erected shortly afterwards and remained standing until the 1940s. This park has a small shelter, basketball court, picnic tables and play equipment. The basketball court has new hoops this year.
8 NORTHRIDGE (Henry Dr.) – This property is
located on Henry Drive adjacent the Portage Municipal Airport. The land is dedicated parkland but currently hosts the City brush site.
TO RESERVE A PARK FOR YOUR EVENT, CALL THE PORTAGE PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT AT 608-742-2178 VISIT THE WEBSITE AT: portage.recdesk.com ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AVAILABLE.
SUNSET PARK 15 (1217 West Pleasant St.) – 4.5-acre
Columbia County Bike Loops features 14 scenic routes, with 4 from Portage.
PARK 9 PAUQUETTE (900 West Conant St.) – 8.8-acre
park located at the west entrance of the City along West Conant Street and Highway 33. This park is named after Pierre Pauquette, a famous fur trader and translator for the French and Native Americans. The park contains two shelters, restrooms, electricity, water, playground facility, basketball court, gazebo, flower garden, walking path and Bridal Pond. Many weddings and celebrations are held within this park, including the annual fireworks celebration. Snow is cleared each winter on Bridal Pond to allow for ice skating activities.
MEADOW 10 PINE PARK
(865 Hamilton St.) – 4.5-acre park located on the north half of Hamilton Street. This park contains a tennis court, picnic shelter, softball backstop with green space and a large playground.
RIVERSIDE PARK 11 (300 East Wisconsin) – 2.1-acre
wayside park on East Wisconsin Street next to the Wisconsin River Levee. This park is home to a historic shelter erected in 1924 which displays the slogan “Where the North Begins.” The park contains off-street parking and an entrance to the 2.8-mile asphalt Levee Trail used for walking and biking.
SANBORN PARK 12 (922 West Franklin St.) – 1.3-acre
park located on the corner of Sanborn and Carroll Streets and is formerly the home of the second brickyard in Portage. The park contains a picnic shelter, play equipment, basketball court and green space.
LAKE 13 SILVER BEACH
(522 Silver Lake Dr.) – 2.5-acre park located on Silver Lake Drive. This park contains restrooms, large open air shelter, playground equipment, public sand beach and swimming area, beach house with concessions and changing room, boat launch and a fishing pier. The beach and swimming area is staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day through Labor Day and is free to use.
14 SUNRISE PARK (513 Hamilton St.) – 5-acre park
park located at Sunset and West Pleasant Streets. This park contains a shelter, restrooms, electricity and water, horseshoe pits, park grills, picnic tables, swing set and playground equipment. A gravel path winds through Sunset Park to a beautiful view of the Wisconsin River from one of the highest points in Portage at the peak of the park.
16 VETERAN’S MEMORIAL FIELD
41.9-acre park located between Superior Street and Wauona Trail. This park contains restrooms, shelter and concession stand facility, t-ball fields, soccer fields, fair grounds, grandstand and new softball field. This park is host to the annual Columbia County Fair, numerous City-wide event celebrations and special events along with Portage High School varsity soccer, Portage Youth Soccer and Portage Youth Baseball organizations. The Bruce A. Smith Little League Complex and Fritz Port Dog Park are also located within this complex.
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(424 Winnebago Ave.) – 4.5-acre park located on Winnebago Street in the Oak Ridge subdivision. This park is home to a picnic shelter, playground equipment and a swing set.
located on South Hamilton Street and commonly referred to as “The Gully.” This park is home to a large sledding hill in winter and contains playground equipment and a large green space.
Silver Lake Beach play set includes a unique swing for both an adult and toddler to ride together.
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Lakes& Fishing BUFFALO LAKE
2,210-acres; 8-foot depth; panfish, bass and pike. West of State Highway 22, Montello.
27-acres; 12-foot depth; panfish, bass and pike. County Road P, east of Pardeeville, approximately 1.5 miles to Pardeeville Road. This lake has walkin access only, carry-in for canoes, kayaks, etc. No developed boat ramp.
A man-made lake heated by the Alliant Energy generating plant. This lake stays ice free and features year-round open-water fishing: bass and catfish. State Highway 51 south to County Road V. Public access to Lake Columbia: enter from County Road V/J via the driveway and drive back to the parking area to the launch area on the southeast side of the lake. There is no boat ramp, anglers are limited to boats they can carry down to the water, and only electric trolling motors are allowed (the motor rules are posted on a sign on the chainlink fence next to the parking area). Fish from shore as well.
36-acres; 22-foot depth; panfish, bass and pike. County Road P, between Portage and Pardeeville. Use of motor-powered craft is prohibited.
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885-acres; 9-foot depth; panfish, bass and pike. State Highway 127 to County Road AA in Briggsville, 12 miles from Portage.
312-acres; 27-foot depth; panfish, bass, pike, walleye and channel catfish. Between State Highways 44 and 22 in Pardeeville.
74-acres; 42-foot depth; panfish, bass, pike and muskie. Silver Lake Drive off of State Highway 16 or Haertel Street off State Highway 51 in Portage.
24-acres; 32-foot depth; panfish, bass, pike, walleye and channel catfish. Just off State Highway 22 in Pardeeville. No gasoline-powered boat motors are allowed on Spring Lake.
406-acres; 82-foot depth; panfish, bass, pike, walleye, muskie and channel catfish. Off either State Highway 33 or County Road P, between Portage and Pardeeville.
The view looking west from Sunset Park along Conant Street where the boat launch gains access to the Wisconsin River.
A public boat launch is located on the south shore of Swan Lake at the end of South Shore Drive off of Breneman Road.
Approximately 35 miles long, from Wisconsin Dells to Lake Wisconsin; accessible from Portage. The river has many sandbars and low-water areas, so precaution is advised. Panfish, bass, pike, walleye, sauger, muskie, catfish and sturgeon. A public access boat landing is located at the corner of Conant and Summit Streets in Portage. There are two key access points to the river between Portage and the Dells: a public boat launch on the Wisconsin River at Pine Island (south bank) along Levee Road 6 miles west of State Highway 33, and a public boat launch on the Wisconsin River off of County Highway O on Fox Run Road, south of State Highway 16, 3 miles east of Wisconsin Dells.
Duck Creek Campground
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Glacier Valley Campground
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Indian Trails Campground
W6445 Haynes Rd., Pardeeville 608-429-3244 • indiantrailscampground.com
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W7520 West Bush Rd., Pardeeville 800-236-6395 (ask about our variety of rentals) • camppoa.com
Sky High Camping Resort
N5740 Sky High Dr., Portage 608-742-2572 (open year-round) • skyhighcampingresort.com
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Camping is a popular way to enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin landscapes in summer. Several high-quality campgrounds are available for those wishing to experience the great outdoors. Campers can spend their days relaxing, grilling, boating, fishing, swimming in lakes or heated pools, walking along nature trails, enjoying the playgrounds, game rooms and, of course, telling stories around a campfire while making s’mores.
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6-31 Artist Show at Portage Center for the Arts 26-28 Threaded Streams Fiber Arts Trail 28 Wilder Dietz at Portage Center for the Arts
3-30 Artist Show at Portage Center for the Arts 4 Portage Lions Club Radio Auction 11 Portage Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt 24 Portage Wine Walk 25 The Hillbilly Science Spectacular at Portage Center for the Arts 25 Waunakee Big Band at Portage Center for the Arts 25 Trivia Night at St. Mary’s Church
1-30 Artist Show at Portage Center for the Arts 3 Gale Singers Spring Concert 15-17 St. Mary’s Best Fest 16 Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters Opening Event 16 Historic Indian Agency House Opening Celebration 20-22 Archaeology Kids’ Day Camp at Historic Indian Agency House 25 Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade 25 Memorial Day Ceremony at Fort Winnebago Cemetery 27-30 Archaeology Kids’ Day Camp at Historic Indian Agency House
5-30 Art That Blooms Exhibit at Portage Center for the Arts 6 Canal Days 6 Divine Savior Healthcare Run/Walk 6 Downtown Portage Walking Tour 6 Museum at the Portage Program 6 Wisconsin Territory Day at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters 6-7 Historic Indian Agency House Living History Days 7 Elks Kids Fisheree 10 Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing 11-13 Citywide Garage Sales 13-14 Historic Indian Agency House Community Archaeology Dig 14 Elks Lodge Flag Day Ceremony 20 Historic Indian Agency House Flag Day Celebration 20-21 Historic Indian Agency House Community Archaeology Dig 27 Festival Foods Fireworks
1-31 Art That Blooms Exhibit at Portage Center for the Arts 7 Historic Indian Agency House Speaker Series 10 Concert in the Park with Chamber Orchestra 11 Portage Elks Golf Outing 14 Historic Indian Agency House Speaker Series 21 Historic Indian Agency House Speaker Series 22-26 Columbia County Fair 26 Kids at the Cabin Day at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters 28 Historic Indian Agency House Speaker Series
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8 Historic Indian Agency House Morning Nature Walk 15 Historic Indian Agency House Morning Nature Walk 15 Zona Gale Celebrates Friendship Village 28-29 Taste of Portage Market Fair 29 Downtown Portage Walking Tour
2-4, 6 Free Rummage at Portage Seventh-Day Adventist Church 11-12 American Legion Celebration of Freedom Event 19 Historic Indian Agency House Living History Day
3 Historic Indian Agency House Political Event of 1832 7 Museum at the Portage Program 10 Chili’n at the Cabin at Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters 24 Halloween at the Portage Theatres 31 Portage Trick or Treating
14 Harvest Dinner at Portage Presbyterian Church 26 Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Mary’s Church 27 Lighted Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting and Portage Presbyterian Church Chili Dump 27 Santa Fly-in at the Portage Airport 28 Portage Theatres Free Kids Movie 28 Santa’s Real Live Reindeer & Elf Hunt
5 Holiday House at Portage Presbyterian Church 5 Photos with Santa at Edgewater Home & Garden 5 Portage Cookie Walk 6 Gale Singers Winter Concert 12 Culver’s Breakfast with Santa 12 Historic Indian Agency House Kiddie Christmas 12 Historic Living Windows 24 Santa visits the Elks Lodge 25 Christmas Day Dinner at Portage Presbyterian Church
ONGOING EVENTS CONCERTS AT THE PORTAGE Wednesday evenings, June-August BINGO AT JACK’S TAP Mondays BINGO AT VFW First and third Sundays MEAT RAFFLE AT VFW Third Thursdays FARMER’S MARKET Thursday afternoons, May-October
PORTAGE SHARING SUPPER Last Monday of month ENDEAVOR SHARING SUPPER Last Wednesday of month BROWN BAG LUNCHES AT PORTAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS Fourth Thursdays, September-May Please Note: Events are subject to change. Please check with us before planning your vacation.
FESTIVAL FOODS FIREWORKS Saturday, June 27
Fireworks over the Wisconsin River.
CONCERT IN THE PARK Friday, July 10
The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra performs at Pauquette Park.
TASTE OF PORTAGE MARKET FAIR Friday evening & Saturday, August 28-29
Sample great food, listen to live music, and enjoy the craft and car shows.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS November 27-December 25
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Zona Gale Young Peopleâ€™s Theatre Production The Velveteen Rabbit.
Part of a stunning collection of carvings from Capital Area Carvers of Wisconsin at the Drury Gallery Portage Center for the Arts.
Entertainment Portage Center for the Arts (PCA) is dedicated to the cultural growth and enhancement of those living in Portage and the surrounding area by providing a commu-
nity venue for the arts. The center hosts a variety of theatrical events and art exhibits, including the Performing Arts Series, the Zona Gale Young Peopleâ€™s Theatre and the
Gale Singers. Additionally, the Drury Gallery hosts free monthly art exhibits showcasing local and nationally recognized artists. PCA is currently undergoing a capital campaign to raise funds for building renovations to better connect the community and the arts. For more information, visit portagecenterforthearts.com. The Portage Area Community Theatre has been bringing live theatrical performances to our community since 1971. Theatrical projects take place at many times throughout the year, helping to enhance the quality of life 20 | portagewi.com
Portage Area Community Theatre recreates the memorable frozen flagpole scene from A Christmas Story during their musical version of the classic. PACT produces two performances a year, one in spring and one in fall.
of residents. This group is working to make sure that everyone is touched by the performing arts. They welcome both individuals and businesses as members and sponsors. Full details of membership, sponsor opportunities and forthcoming productions may be found by visiting pacttheatre.org. The Portage Community School District also supports the arts by offering theatrical and musical performances from its talented students. In addition, Portage Theatres, with all-new, comfortable recliners, shows Hollywood blockbuster movies in Dolby Digital 3-D along with the areaâ€™s sharpest, brightest picture and best digital surround sound on seven screens. Enjoy a cold beverage in their lounge after the show.
Concert by Zona Gale Community Singers at the Portage Center for the Arts.
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Tourism Whether you are looking for a historic educational experience or a family-friendly event, there are many exciting things to do when visiting Portage. Fairs and festivals are a highlight in Portage. The Co-
A classic street rod prowls Cook Street in downtown ready to be shown during the Taste of Portage Car Show. The event also features great local food, live music, craft vendors and kid’s activities.
lumbia County Fair in July brings a week of fun carnival games, exhibits and rides. The June Chamber calendar includes the Festival Foods Fireworks celebration. The Chamber’s July calendar is highlighted by
the Concert in the Park featuring the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at Pauquette Park. August includes the Taste of Portage Market Fair, drawing thousands of visitors each year to sample delicious menu items from local restaurants, an arts and crafts show, live music and car show. When winter takes hold, Cascade Mountain awaits. Recognized as the Midwest’s top-rated ski and snowboard destination, Cascade Mountain provides downhill fun for experts through beginners, and kids 12 and under ski for free with paid adult. Snowmobiling is another popular winter activity. The Portage area is linked to trails within Columbia County and throughout the state. Portage is home to the Winnebago Ridge Runners, a volunteer group en-
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Last September, Ho-Chunk dancers performed the opening ceremony of the Celebration of Freedom event marking the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion State Headquarters & Museum, located in Portage. Our city is home to seven museums, which draw tourists during the summer months.
COMING JUNE 2020!! ARCHAEOLOGY DIG AT THE AGENCY HOUSE Roll up your sleeves, dig in and get dirty! We’re in hot pursuit of the Agency blacksmith shop. Families welcome to come and help dig their way through Portage history. Archaeology exhibit open May 15 – Oct 15.
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suring the trails are groomed and ready for you each season. During the holiday months, Portage Theatres offers a free kids’ movie day while the local airport welcomes Santa, arriving to make various appearances around town, including the lighting of the tree in Commerce Plaza following the holiday parade in downtown. Make plans to have breakfast with him or to have your picture taken with his reindeer. You can find a complete listing of community events at portagewi.com.
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Portage is a city steeped in history. The American Legion State Headquarters & Museum
The American Legion State Headquarters & Museum houses such historical relics as statues, uniforms, medals, photographs and documents from the history of Wisconsin’s American Legion as well as war-era memorabilia.
As a trade center for central Wisconsin, the Downtown Retail District thrived with activity as early as the 1860s. Many of the buildings are preserved in their original Victorian architecture, providing a colorful background for the busy retail area today.
Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters
Located to the northeast and east of Portage is a fairly large Amish community. The Amish are well known for their beautiful handmade quilts, baskets, furniture and many other items. Amish businesses in this region include bakeries, furniture and cabinetmaking shops, greenhouses, quilt shops and general stores.
The only remaining building of historic Fort Winnebago, the Surgeons Quarters was built in 1828 by the U.S. Army and is one of the oldest log houses in Wisconsin still standing on its original foundation. The log house is fully refurbished as a home of the army occupation days with authentic artifacts from the fort.
Historic Indian Agency House
The Historic Indian Agency House, built in 1832, is one of Wisconsin’s earliest houses still in existence. It was constructed as a residence for John Kinzie, the Indian agent to the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), and his wife, Juliette Kinzie. After 100 years of varied use, the house was restored to its 1832 frontier grandeur and officially reopened in 1932.
Creek Bed Country Farmacy
Museum at the Portage
Cascade Mountain is a top-rated ski and snowboard destination for experts through beginners. Find hours of fun on the 900-foot-long tubing hill. Kids 12 and under ski for free with a paid adult.
Family fun starts with hayrides to the pumpkin patch, huge corn mazes and endless activities. Enjoy fresh air, amazing views and family fun. Located just south of Portage.
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Downtown Retail District
The William L. and Zona Gale Breese home was donated to the City of Portage in 1946 and housed the Portage Public Library until 1994. In 1996, the Museum at the Portage was established to showcase displays relevant to the history of the city. Within the Museum, visitors will find Zona Gale’s study preserved and a permanent collection of photographs and artifacts depicting historical events that occurred in the city.
World War II History Museum
The Portage Canal, a connector of the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, was finished in 1876 and reached its peak for recreational boat traffic in 1908. The first of a four-phase canal refurbishing project was completed in 2007.
While you are in downtown Portage, be sure to stop at the World War II History Museum. Everyone is sure to find something that will appeal to them along the guided tour. Visitors will see many authentic, rare artifacts and learn about many facets of the war, including the sacrifices made by the greatest generation.
Portage Center for the Arts
Zona Gale Home/ Women’s Civic League
Portage Center for the Arts supports a fine tradition of culture in our community with theatrical performances, art displays and a performing arts series.
After the successful publication of her first novel in 1906, Zona Gale built a home for her parents on the bank of the Wisconsin River. Its classical Greek Revival exterior is in contrast to its rustic Craftsman interior. Gale’s 1920 bestselling novel, Miss Lulu Bett, won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1921, and her home was given to the Women’s Civic League in 1932.
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The Portage Curling Club was established in 1850. The club operates a four-sheet facility from late October until March each year. Leagues are offered for men, women and mixed rinks, as well as a junior curling program.
Those looking to immerse themselves in Portage’s past will find plenty to do at these local attractions.
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Prairie Flower Beads has a great selection of beads, necklaces, bracelets, rings and more. They frequently offer classes from beginner to experienced.
The Portage area is home to a wide variety of restaurants that are sure to please any appetite. You will find quaint cafes, buzzing bar and grills, casual family restaurants, fine dining and fast food diners all around. The menu selection is as varied, with restaurants serving up everything from American classics and rich home-style cooking to prime steaks, fresh seafood, flatbread pizzas, gourmet burgers, delicious hand-battered cheese curds, sub sandwiches and sweet treats. When it comes to shopping, you can find what you are looking for with a variety of local shops and national department stores. 28 | portagewi.com
Neil’s Wine House is ready to serve you with a fine selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers and delicious food.
The historic downtown district serves as a charming backdrop for today’s shoppers. Catch up with a friend over a nice glass of wine at Neil’s Wine House. Shopping has a nice ring to it at Forever Yours Jewelry. Make your own bracelet at Prairie Flower Beads. DW Sports Center should be on the sights of every hunter and fisherman. Find a comfy recliner at Portage Furniture Store. At Commerce Plaza, handcrafted items, fresh flowers and plants, baked goods and homegrown produce is all ripe for picking at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday afternoon from May through October.
Portage Green Gift Certificates come in handy when you are selecting where to go and what to do. The certificates are available at the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce office and make a great gift. Purchase them in $5, $10 and $25 increments and use them just like cash, as they are redeemable at more than 50 Chamber member businesses. Call the Chamber office ahead of time and the staff will have them ready for pick up. For a list of Chamber member retailers and restaurants and participating Portage Green Gift Certificate businesses, visit us online at portagewi.com.
RESTAURANT B&B HITCHING POST 2503 West Wisconsin St. 608-742-8208 Family-style restaurant bar and grill COTTONWOOD BAR & GRILL 312 DeWitt St. 608-742-5917 Daily drink & food specials. DJ Thursday–Sunday. Authentic gyros CULVER’S 2733 New Pinery Rd. 608-742-7982 Butterburgers, custard, quick service, made to order
Listings LA TOLTECA 2756 New Pinery Rd. 608-745-6776 Authentic Mexican Cuisine for the whole family. Friendly atmosphere and fast service
TAMARACK PIZZA 412 East Wisconsin St. 608-742-6424 Tenderloin and fresh Angus beef burgers, bar and grill, carryout, cocktails and pizza
NEIL’S WINE HOUSE 235 West Pleasant St. 608-617-8463 Diverse beer and wine selections, seasonal cocktails, delicious appetizers
THE NORTHSHORE W7245 Country Club Rd. (3 miles east of Portage) 608-742-3553 Friday fish fry, Saturday prime rib, steaks, pastas, sandwiches, outdoor seating
PAPA MURPHY’S 2936 New Pinery Rd. 608-745-4200 Take and Bake Pizza
DINO’S RESTAURANT 2900 New Pinery Rd. 608-742-4111 Breakfast, daily lunch/dinner and drink specials, full-service bar, banquet room
PETRO TRAVEL PLAZA-TA - IRON SKILLET, DAIRY QUEEN, SUBWAY I-90/94 & WI 78 608-742-9094 Full menu, served 24 hours, buffet dining
DOUGLAS’ BIG DOG SALOON 218 West Cook St. 608-742-3644 Enjoy friends, great food and good times in historic downtown Portage
PIZZA HUT OF PORTAGE 401 East Wisconsin St. 608-742-8829 Carryout, delivery, dine in, new Wing Street menu, new Explore Flavor menu
JACK’S TAP 1207 Dunn St. 608-566-1666 Burgers, pizza, sliders, wings, drink specials
PIZZA RANCH 2905 New Pinery Rd. 608-566-1750 Buffet featuring chicken, pizza, salad bar, soup, dessert, pies and ice cream
JOHNNY B’S AT SADDLE RIDGE 100A Saddle Ridge 608-742-2181 Friday fish fry, Sunday breakfast, daily Happy Hour
RED APPLE FAMILY RESTAURANT 1152 East Wisconsin St. 608-745-9000 Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, full senior citizen menu, daily specials
KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN 2990 New Pinery Rd. 608-742-2777 Featuring “Finger-Licking-Good” chicken, catered to any size group
WILZ HOMETOWN PHARMACY 140 East Cook St. 608-742-3545 Old-fashioned soda fountain offering delicious sandwiches and refreshing beverages
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Education Students and families in Portage will find an outstanding education system in place to foster lifelong learning. With public, private, alternative and higher education options all available, it is easy for each individual student to find the best education to suit their needs. The Family Resource Center provides excellent service to all families who have children ages up to five. Services include playgroups, field trips, workshops, home visiting, parenting classes, toy and resource lending library and
Last fall, the Portage High School marching band and color guard (seen here participating in the Canal Days parade) started the season with first-place finishes in its first two competitions, winning best music and best visual presentation in those competitions.
more. Visit renewalunlimited.net for more information. The Portage Community School District provides a quality education to all students. Our curriculum includes advanced classes, innovative technologies and classes to meet the students’ interests complemented by a wide variety of extracurricular offerings and activities. The district includes four-year-old kindergarten programs, five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and
one alternative high school. The district appreciates the support of families, along with community and business partners who, together with staff and board of education members, are committed to the success of every student. For more information, please check out the district website at portage .k12.wi.us or see what’s happening on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PortageCSD. Two elementary-level parochial schools are a great way for parents to ensure that their students receive faith-based education along with their traditional education. St. Mary’s Catholic School and St. John’s Lutheran Church & Schools are K–8 schools that not only offer outstanding classes within the core curriculum but also focus on spiritual education with an emphasis in family involvement and positive daily practices. After graduation, students wishing to continue their education, along with adults looking to go back to school, can find several higher-learning institutions both within Portage and nearby.
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Madison College–Portage is a community-based, post-secondary institution serving the educational and training needs of Columbia and Marquette Counties. Associate-degree-level programs and certificate courses are available in various fields. Area businesses contract with them to provide customized training to their employees. The campus also provides Adult Continuing Education and Adult Basic Education throughout the year in community centers, schools and churches based
upon local requests. Adult Basic Education provides instruction to individuals 18 1/2 years old or older to prepare them for completion of the GED or HSED. The University of Wisconsin–Baraboo/ Sauk County, just 20 minutes from Portage, provides academic courses in a rural campus setting. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is only 45 minutes away and is the cornerstone of the statewide University of Wisconsin System. A proud
member of the Big Ten, it is recognized worldwide for its teaching and research facilities. Madison is also the home of the main campus for Madison College and Edgewood College. The Portage Public Library encourages lifelong learning through free internet access, great programming for ages toddler through adult, an annual book sale and much more. For more information, visit portagelibrary.us.
The 2018/2019 Building Trades students are shown here working on their 24th build. In previous years, residential houses, dugouts, the Gerstenkorn Building and other projects have been completed through the program. Last year’s class had nine students enrolled and, under the guidance of PHS Building Trades teacher Mr. Krueger, the students built a house on West Carroll Street. portagewi.com | 31
UW Health added a Med Flight helicopter base in Portage at Divine Savior Healthcare.
Development Stock+Field recently joined the Portage business community with a ribbon cutting.
The bustling Kwik Trip – North recently underwent an expansion to offer even more variety and convenience to its customers.
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Portage has seen some nice new businesses arrive on the scene recently. Stock+Field, Ben’s Furniture and Carquest recently opened on the city’s north side. Downtown has been active with the addition of Bee Alive Yoga, Solas & Kin Photography, 1st Choice Staffing Solutions, Point B Wealth Advisors and Wholeistic Healing. Many longtime Portage businesses have also completed or are currently undergoing expansions. Kwik Trip – North, Cardinal FG, Dawn’s Foods, Wieser Concrete Products, Encapsys, Seubert Family Dentistry and Madison College have all committed to their future in Portage with expansions. A tire distribution center and hotel are among the exciting brand new developments on the horizon.
Portage offers a variety of support resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Portage Enterprise Center (PEC) is a business incubator and workforce training center (manufacturing, welding and industrial maintenance, along with business assistance, coaching and counseling through the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center) that offers flex office and light-manufacturing space to startup businesses. The Innovation Champions Group is an active, local mentor and resource group assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Portage is combating the skilled-labor shortage plaguing industries and employers nationwide. The PEC offers workforce training. The local CESA 5 Youth Apprentice program offers students paid employment and up to two years related instruction. A career fair gives high school students access to employer contacts and knowledge of the job requirements along with the skills and education needed. Local businesses can sign on to Inspire, a software program that helps guide students toward a career path by making students aware of vocations, employers, financial aid and required education and skills. Portage is the place to grow your business. The Portage Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help. Visit portagewi.com for additional information pertaining to business development.
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Dr. John Rugotzke of New Life Physical Therapy is pictured with a patient. Local experts in musculoskeletal care treating aches, pains, injuries, movement issues and more – New Life Physical Therapy provides hands-on physical therapy, customized exercises, education, urgent injury screenings and transparency with cost while also providing onsite services for employees at many industrial sites. Visit their website at newlifept.com.
Healthcare Divine Savior Healthcare has been dedicated to providing the highest level of care to Portage and the surrounding communities for over 100 years. Their comprehensive list of high-quality services and programs are available to patients close to home. Their experienced, compassionate physicians, nurses and staff are here to ensure availability of comprehensive medical services. Their state-of-the-art hospital and clinic is home to the Emergency Department,
Urgent Care, Surgery, Family Practice Physicians, Dialysis, Diagnostics, Laboratory, Rehab Department, Birthing Center and more for all of a family’s needs. Connected to the hospital via an underground tunnel is Tivoli, a welcoming and modern facility offering assisted living and skilled-nursing beds. New in 2016, The Wellness Center, located between the hospital and Tivoli and the new home of La Vita, is a medically integrated fitness center. Divine Savior Healthcare, offering an array of free and reduced-cost
screenings, education programming and exercise classes, also offers three regional clinic locations: the Portage Clinic, Pardeeville Clinic and Crossroads Clinic in Oxford. UW Health is composed of the academic medical facilities of University of Wisconsin–Madison, which includes the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, American Family Children’s Hospital, the UW Medical Foundation and the UW Hospital and Clinics. The 471-bed UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison is recognized among the finest academic medical centers in the nation and has established itself as a leader in pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgery, organ transplantation and cancer care through the UW Carbone Cancer Center – the state’s only comprehensive cancer center. In addition to these outstanding facilities, UW Health operates a number of community-based clinics in the region. The clinic in Portage is a conveniently located medical facility housing the allergy clinic, pulmonary clinic, rheumatology clinic, vascular surgery clinic, nephrology clinic, cardiology clinic, oncology clinic, hematology clinic, urology clinic as well as physicians providing family medicine. This clinic also provides laboratory and radiology services. UW Health expanded Med Flight services to Portage last summer, reducing response times as onboard physicians and nurses tend to patients with
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life-threatening trauma and medical conditions faster. SSM Health operates three facilities in Portage: SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care – a comprehensive eye clinic, SSM Health Dean Medical Group and SSM Health Dean Medical Group Specialty Services. SSM Health’s medical group location in Portage offers comprehensive family healthcare services, health assessments and physicals, preventive medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, minor surgery, foot care and on-site laboratory and x-ray services. In addition, the second floor houses a specialty-services clinic and also offers on-call nursing services. Among the specialties provided are oncology, urology, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology, rheumatology and dermatology. Portage residents are well taken care of with other quality healthcare services, including dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists and counseling services. portagewi.com | 35
Government The City of Portage, the seat for Columbia County, is a full-service municipality providing a range of excellent public services, such as street maintenance, refuse and recycling, library, water, public safety and recreation. Municipal government for the City of Portage consists of the Mayor, City Administrator, Business Development & Planning Director and nine elected alderpersons. Portage City Hall, 115 West Pleasant St., is the home to all municipal services, including police and fire department and TRIAD, where law enforcement and seniors meet and work together to enhance their quality of life and ensure their needs are met in the community. Seniors also meet for a catered lunch Monday through Friday at the senior dining center inside the Aging and Disability Resource Center in the new Columbia County Administration Building.
Officer Mike Schutz (left) stands with new Portage Police Chief Keith Klafke at a recent event.
Citizens have further access to information regarding city projects, green initiatives, city services and programs, meeting minutes, community events and much more by visiting the City of Portage online at portagewi.gov or contacting one of the departments.
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CITY OF PORTAGE CONTACT INFORMATION CITY HALL 115 West Pleasant St. 608-742-2176 COLUMBIA COUNTY AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER 111 East Mullett St. 608-742-9233 COLUMBIA COUNTY COURTHOUSE 400 DeWitt St. 608-742-2191 COLUMBIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 112 East Edgewater St. 608-742-9654 COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFFâ€™S DEPARTMENT 711 East Cook St. 608-742-4166 PARK, RECREATION & FORESTRY DEPARTMENT 701 West Slifer St. 608-742-2178 PORTAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT 119 West Pleasant St. 608-742-2172 PORTAGE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 1011 Silver Lake Dr. 608-742-3300 PORTAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT 117 West Pleasant St. 608-742-2174 PORTAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY 253 West Edgewater St. 608-742-4959 WATER DEPARTMENT 135 Northridge Dr. 608-742-4727
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The Portage Presbyterian Church has offered an enduring message of hope, encouragement, community and peace for over 170 years to the Portage area. The new digital sign on the corner was made possible by generous gifts.
Worship Several faith communities are represented in the more than 15 churches in Portage, available to help residents meet their spiritual needs. Local churches are collaboratively working with the residents to create places of worship and offer faithbased educational opportunities to enrich the lives of Portage residents. Local faith organizations belong to and support the Portage Area Chamber of
MEMBER PARISHES Commerce. These organizations elevate the quality of life in the Portage area through education, charity benefits, programs and outreach. The community is invited to share in their social gatherings, often centered around friendly card games, luncheons, healthy cooking classes, trivia contests and craft and bake sales.
Portage Presbyterian Church 120 West Pleasant St. 608-742-6006 CrossPoint Assembly of God 2727 County Rd. CX 608-742-2221 St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church & Schools 850 Armstrong St. 608-742-2387 Portage United Methodist Church 1804 New Pinery Rd. 608-742-2107 Portage Seventh-day Adventist Church 2100 East State Rd. 33 608-742-4695 St. Mary Church & School 309 West Cook St. 608-742-6998 St. Mary of the Pines Chapel at Durwardâ€™s Glen Retreat & Education Center W11876 McLeisch Rd., Baraboo 608-356-8113
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1st Choice Staffing Solutions 13 Main Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9292 1stchoicestaffingsolutions.com
Anytime Fitness 2800 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0250 anytimefitness.com
Bindl Family Chiropractic 2121 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4300 bindlfamilychiropractic.com
A-1 Movers of Portage S8541 Old Bluff Trail Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (608) 206-1765 a1moversportage.com
Arbor Green, Inc. 430 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0055
BJ’s TV & Appliance Center 1411 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5351 bjstvandappliance.com
Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative 401 East Lake Street Friendship, WI 53934 (800) 831-8629 acecwi.com ADRC of Columbia County 111 East Mullett Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-9233 co.columbia.wi.us/columbiacounty/adrc Agrace HospiceCare 1670 South Boulevard Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 327-7209 agrace.org See ad on page 27 Agri Business Insurance ServicesRural Mutual Insurance 201 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4444 braddamoninsurance.com Air Portage, Inc. 1011 Silver Lake Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3300 air-portage.com Alliant Energy 2777 Columbia Drive Portage, WI 53901 (800) 255-4268 alliantenergy.com Allstate InsShelly Cibulka Insurance Group LLC 214 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6548 allstate.com/shellycibulka American Legion State Headquarters 2930 American Legion Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-1090 wilegion.org AMPI/Associated Milk Producers, Inc. 301 Brooks Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2114 ampi.com
Associated Bank 222 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4115 associatedbank.com B & B Hitching Post 2503 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8208 bbhitchingpost.com See ad on page 7 Band Box Cleaners & Laundry, Inc. 1207-23 Superior Avenue Tomah, WI 54660 (800) 362-3305 bandboxclean.com Baraboo River Equine-Assisted Therapies, Inc. E12311 County Road W Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 504-2299 barabooriverequineassistedtherapies.org BAYCOM, Inc. 305 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-3300 rfstore.com Beasley, Nancy M. 1110 Saddle Ridge West Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5757 Bee Alive Yoga 230 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9333 Facebook.com/beealiveyoga See ad on page 13 Ben’s Furniture 2830 New Pinery Road, Unit 120 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 683-2067 bensfurniture.net Best Western Resort Hotel & Conference Center 2701 South County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2200 bestwestern.com/resorthotelconferencecenter See ad on page 11
Blau Family Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness 641 Latton Lane, Suite A Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1300 blauchiropractic.com See ad on page 35 Blystone’s Towing & Radiator Service 1201 West Highway 33 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4228 blystonestowing.com BMO Harris Bank 2851 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-3448 harrisbank.com BonBon and Bordeaux 117 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 617-0936 bonbonbordeaux.com Bonded Collectors of Wisconsin 2425 Airport Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4124 bondedcollectorsofwi.com Brakebush Brothers, Inc. N4993 6th Drive Westfield, WI 53964 (608) 296-2121 brakebush.com BrightStar Care Baraboo 507 Linn Street, Suite B Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-5015 brightstarcare.com/baraboo C & D Seamless Gutters 505 Washington Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7530 Cardinal FG 1650 Mohr Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1966 cardinalcorp.com See ad on page 47
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Carquest 2666 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9336 carquest.com
Country Plumber, Inc. W8371 County Highway P Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2648 countryplumber.com
Dean Health Plan 1277 Deming Way Madison, WI 53717 (866) 794-3326 deancare.com
Cascade Mountain Ski & Snowboard Area W10441 Cascade Mountain Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5588 cascademountain.com See ad on page 2
Covia Corporation N6082 US Hwy 51 Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 742-2101 coviacorp.com
Deer Run Apartments 2345 Schultz Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1777 oakbrookcorp.com
Crawford Oil & Propane Company 416 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2414 crawfordoilandpropane.com
Design 1 Apparel 1207 Wauona Trail Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5642 design1apparel.com
Creek Bed Country Farmacy N2767 Mountford Road Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 635-8798 CreekBed.Farm
Dino’s Restaurant 2900 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4111
Century 21 Affiliated 1606 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8521 C21Affiliated.com CESA 5/Cooperative Educational Svc Agency 626 East Slifer Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-5400 cesa5.org Chaos Management, Inc. P. O. Box 191 Poynette, WI 53955 (864) 325-2677 chaosmgt.com Columbia County CASA, Inc. 311 East Wisconsin Street, STE 207F Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9977 columbiacountycasa.org
Cross Jenks Mercer & Maffei 221 3rd Avenue Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-3981 cjmmlaw.com CrossPoint Assembly of God 2727 County Road CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2221 crosspointag.com
Divine Savior Healthcare 2817 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4131 dshealthcare.com See ad on page 35 Don-Rick Insurance, Inc. 236 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5548 don-rick.com See ad on page 36
Columbia County Fair Association P.O. Box 57 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5748 columbiacofair.com
Culver’s Restaurant 2733 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7982 culvers.com See ad on page 27
Columbia County Humane Society N7768 Industrial Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3666 cchswi.org
Dairyland Moving and Storage, LLC 1208 Northport Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 856-6683 dairylandmovers.com
Dreyer Design N4360 Allan Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1453 dreyerdesign.com
Comfort Suites N5780 Kinney Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4717 choicehotels.com
Daley’s Beverage Mart 1623 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4651
Duck Creek Campground W6560 County Highway G Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 429-2425 duckcreekcampground.com
Community Bank of Portage 2930 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4300 commbankportage.com See ad on page 7 Costco Wholesale 2850 Hoepker Road Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (608) 825-4020 costco.com Cottonwood Bar & Grill 312 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5917
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Dane County Title Company-Portage Office 115 East Conant Sreet Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5552 danecountytitle.com Davis & Page, LLP 208 West Town Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5591 Davis Construction Co. of Portage, Inc. 800 Whitney Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7224 davisblacktop.com Dean Clinic - Portage 2825 Hunters Run Trail Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7161 deancare.com
Douglas’ Big Dog Saloon 218 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3644 facebook.com/BigDogSaloonPortage
Dungarvin Wisconsin 2802 Coho Street, Suite 101 Madison, WI 53713 (608) 316-7670 dungarvin.com Durward’s Glen OLRG, LTD. W11876 McLeisch Road Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-8113 durwardsglen.org DW Sports Center 125 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7745 Easton Motors 102 Henry Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 253-0511 eastonmotors.com
Edgewater Home & Garden 2957 County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6558 edgewaterhomeandgarden.com Edward Jones Josh Vehring, Financial Advisor 145 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5408 edwardjones.com Edward Jones Klay Vehring, Financial Advisor 240 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8841 edwardjones.com Electric 1, Inc 3021 County Road CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2222 elec1.com Elsing Oil Company P. O. Box 85 Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 635-2758 Enbridge 9001 Dumke Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 756-0071 enbridge.com Encapsys, LLC 2500 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5386 encapsys.com Energizer/Rayovac - Portage Plant 2851 Portage Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5373 rayovac.com Engelland Landscape Architecture 111 Lake Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 347-5870 Eulberg, Dave and Judy 522 West Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4957 EXP Realty 309 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 697-4098 coryotto.exprealty.com Eye-Deal Eyewear LLC 215 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2020 Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. 2425 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0097 fairwayportage.com
Fancy Pants 124 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5711 Fearingâ€™s Audio-Video-Security 722 Walsh Road Madison, WI 53714 (608) 443-2595 fearings.com Fenske & Associates, LLC 2622 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0980 fenske007.com See ad on page 37 Festival Foods 2915 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2386 festfoods.com First Weber Group 333 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4897 firstweber.com First Weber Relocation Services 135 Linn Street Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 254-3127 firstweber.com Forever Yours Jewelry, Inc. 123 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-3330 foreveryoursjewelryinc.com Fort Winnebago Surgeons Quarters 1824 East State Road 33 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2949 fortwinnebagosurgeonsquarters.org See ad on page 20 Fortifi Bank 408 Main Street Montello, WI 53949 (855) 876-1500 fortifibank.com See ad on page 2 Forward Service Corporation 2875 Village Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 448-3826 fsc-corp.org Free Spirit Travel, LLC 311 East Wisconsin Street, Suite 201 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5533 free-spirit-travel.com Freedom Carpeting 602 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0471 freedomcarpeting.com
Freeland Industries, Inc. 1203 Adams Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2189 freelandind.com G. Karl Enterprises 126 West Prairie Street Endeavor, WI 53930 (608) 381-1518 gkarl-stewarts.com Galley Studio 222 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6151 galleystudio.com General Engineering Company 916 Silver Lake Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2169 generalengineering.net See ad on page 9 Gerber Collision & Glass 3015 County Hwy CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9302 gerbercollision.com/gatescollision Giggles For Kids 117 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-5768 facebook.com/PortMercantile Glacier Valley Campground N8129 Larson Road Cambria, WI 53923 (920) 348-5488 glaciervalleycampground.com Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin 2902 American Legion Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0616 goodwillscwi.org Grande Cheese Company 181 West Monroe Street Wyocena, WI 53969 (920) 269-7200 grande.com Grothman & Associates, S.C. 625 East Slifer Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7788 grothman.com Gumz Muck Farms, LLC N570 6th Court Endeavor, WI 53930 (608) 981-2488 gumzfarmswi.com H & M Contracting 967 Saddle Ridge Portage, WI 53901 (608) 335-9336
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H.G. Meigs, LLC 1220 Superior Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5354 hgmeigs.com
Johnny B’s at Saddle Ridge 100A Saddle Ridge Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2181 facebook.com/johnbliese1
Kwik Trip - South #653 1223 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5226 kwiktrip.com
Haareway Laser and Skin Rejuvenation Center 2910 New Pinery Road, Suite B Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-9300 haareway.com See ad on page 13
Johnson Chiropractic 1512 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5578 johnsonchiropracticoffice.com
L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL 617 Adams Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-9953 robynaustin.lbri.com
Journey Mental Health Center, Inc. 1440 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 280-2700 journeymhc.org
La Crosse Graphics 3025 East Avenue South La Crosse, WI 54601 (608) 788-2500 lacrossegraphics.com
Just Me 6596 Chestnut Circle Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-5299
La Tolteca Authentic Mexican Cuisine 2756 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-6776 facebook.com/LaToltecaPortage See ad on page 29
Hair Sensations 127 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4888 hairsensationsportage.com Hamilton Park Place 2525 Hamilton Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7888 therapeuticalo.com Hart & Olson Family Dentistry 225 Gunderson Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3272 hartolsonfamilydentistry.com See ad on page 10 Head 2 Toe Salon 321 West Conant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4935 facebook.com/Head-2-Toe-Salon Historic Indian Agency House 1490 Agency House Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6362 agencyhouse.org See ad on page 23 Ho-Chunk Gaming S3214 County Road BD Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-6210 ho-chunk.com See ad on page 48 Indian Trails Campground W6445 Haynes Road Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 429-3244 indiantrailscampground.com See ad on page 17
Karate America 2211 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 212-4935 pkaschools.com/locations/portage Kari Tracey Agency, Inc. 1606 New Pinery Road, Suite B Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3888 amfam.com Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) 2990 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2777 portagekfccatering.com Klearvue, LLC P.O. Box 191 Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 669-2857 Knight Barry Title Services 2933 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 683-3040 knightbarry.com Koss Virtual Assistant P.O. Box 842 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 729-3020 kossvirtualassistant.com
J & J Fireball Lanes 817 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6638 facebook.com/fireballlanes
Kratz Funeral Home 302 East Conant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5585 kratzfuneralhome.com See ad on page 38
Jack’s Tap 1207 Dunn Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1666 jackstapportage.com
Kwik Trip - Central #764 1925 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8005 kwiktrip.com
Job1USA-Portage 701 Jefferson Avenue Toledo, OH 43604 (920) 392-9581 job1USA.com
Kwik Trip - North #683 2970 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6676 kwiktrip.com
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Larry’s Trophies and Awards N6315 Hillcrest Road Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 742-5854 Laura’s School of Dance 201 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (866) 326-2356 laurasschoolofdanceportage.com Lilac Shop Studio 242 West Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 617-9066 Link’s Greenhouse N9905 Link Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6758 linksgreenhouse.com Loggerhead Deco, Inc. 1640 LaDawn Drive Portage, WI 53901 (630) 206-3747 loggerheaddeco.com Loves Travel Stop W9493 County Highway CS Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 635-2944 loves.com LYCON Inc. 1110 Harding Street Janesville, WI 53547 (800) 955-8758 lyconinc.com Madison College 330 West Collins Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-3100 madisoncollege.edu/portage-campus See ad on page 30
Magnum.Media N6912 Highway 51 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1001 magnum.media
Neil’s Wine House 235 West Pleasant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 617-8463 facebook.com/Neilswinehouseportage
Parkview I Apartments 106 Gillette Street Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 697-0876 oakbrookcorp.com
Malone’s State Farm Insurance 415 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6754 statefarm.com See ad on page 33
New Life Physical Therapy Services & Sports Medicine 2639 New Pinery Road, Suite 2 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-9356 newlifept.com
Parkview II Apartments 112 Gillette Street Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 697-0876 oakbrookcorp.com
Markent Personnel, Inc. 121 East Conant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7300 markentpersonnel.com
Nona’s Tailoring and Tuxes 210 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3257 nonastailoringandtuxes.com
Mary Kay Independent Consultant 6028 Saddle Ridge Portage, WI 53901 (608) 697-5854 marykay.com/dholland
Norland, Raymond 311 East Wisconsin Street, Suite 207 C & D Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6177
Petro Travel Plaza-TA Operating LLC N5800 Kinney Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-9094 petrotruckstops.com
Northwoods Inc. N6510 US Highway 51 South Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7114 nwdswi.org
Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home 430 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2126 pmmfh.com
OCD Graphix & Apparel 569 McMillan Road Poynette, WI 53955 (608) 575-5884 ocdgraphix.com
Pizza Hut 401 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8829 pizzahut.com
Okray Insurance Agency, LLC 2555 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5560 okrayins.com
Pizza Ranch 2905 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1750 pizzaranch.com
Oliver Motors 315 South Boulevard Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-9440 olivermotors.com
Point B Wealth Advisors 130 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1919 pointbwealthadv.com
Optimist Club of Portage W8407 Foote Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3036 optimist.org
Pointon Heating and Air Conditioning 2559 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4616 pointonheating.com See ad on page 11
McReath Orthodontics 2625 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4800 drmcreath.com Meigs Transport, LLC 1220 Superior Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5354 hgmeigs.com Mercantile 117 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-5768 facebook.com/PortMercantile See ad on page 19 Miller & Miller, LLC 311 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8585 portagelawyers.com Miller, Brussell, Ebben and Glaeske, LLC 611 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2103 mbegcpas.com See ad on page 7 Miracle-Ear 120 Henry Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9125 miracle-ear-portage.com Museum at the Portage 804 MacFarlane Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6682 portagemuseum.org See ad on page 34 NAPA Auto Parts 125 East Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7191 napaonline.com
Our House Senior Living 215 Northridge Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0331 ourhousesl.com Papa Murphy’s 2936 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4200 papamurphys.com Pardeeville Area Shopper 105 North Main Street Pardeeville, WI 53954 (920) 348-3036 pardeevilleshopper.com
Pepsi Cola, Company WP Beverage 6176 Pepsi Way Windsor, WI 53598 (608) 846-1200 pepsi.com
Portage and Endeavor Sharing Supper (608) 697-0297 sharingsupper.org/portage Portage Area Community Fund P.O. Box 293 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 692-4629 madisongives.org/portage Portage Area Community Theatre (PACT) 11 North Main Street Portage, WI 53901 pacttheatre.org Portage Cab Company 103 Dodge Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4700 runninginc.net
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Portage Center for the Arts 301 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5655 portagecenterforthearts.com See ad on page 21 Portage Cleaners 104 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1696 Portage Community Schools 305 East Slifer Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4879 portage.k12.wi.us Portage Country Club W7245 Country Club Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5121 portagecc.net Portage CrossFit Cooperative 211 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 345-7109 portagecrossfitcooperative.com Portage Curling Association 107 West Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3237 portagecurling.com Portage Daily Register 714 Matts Ferry Road Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 745-3500 wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister Portage Diesel W8616 Highway 33 East Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3039 portagediesel.com Portage Elks Lodge 675 201 West Conant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6040 Portage Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 3013 County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7141 portagefordcdjr.com Portage Furniture Store 126 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4106 portagefurniture.com Portage Kiwanis Club 430 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 697-8184 portagekiwanis.com Portage Library Foundation P.O. Box 858 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4959
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Portage Lions Club P.O. Box 531 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 513-2317 e-clubhouse.org/sites/portage-wi Portage Lumber Do-It Best & Premier Rental Center 1009 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7186 portagelumber.com See ad on page 33 Portage Motors 515 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0999 portagemotors.com Portage Presbyterian Church 120 West Pleasant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6006 portagepresbyterian.com
Positively Portage! (The Portage Area Community Charitable Trust) 121 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-4336 positivelyportage.org Prairie Flower Beads 210 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5900 prairieflowerbeads.com Pregnancy Resource Center 306 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (800) 705-4710 portagewiprc.com Preuss Implement Inc. W8380 County Road P Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5525
Portage Printing 309 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8505
Pride of America Camping Resort W7520 West Bush Road Pardeeville, WI 53954 (800) 236-6395 camppoa.com See ad on page 17
Portage Public Library 253 West Edgewater Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4959 portagelibrary.us
ProLytic LLC N6702 Blackhawk Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-5256 prolytic.vpweb.com
Portage Rod & Gun Club W10450 Highway 16 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6885 portagerodandgun.org
RE/MAX Connections 2616 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0800 remax.com
Portage Service Club Association P.O. Box 1 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5757
Red Apple Family Restaurant 1152 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9000
Portage Seventh-Day Adventist Church 2100 East State Road 33 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4695 portage22.adventistchurchconnect.org
Remedy Intelligent Staffing 104 West Cook Street, Suite 103 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 729-5222 remedystaff.com
Portage State Bank 2838 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0940 baraboobank.com See ad on page 21
Renewal Unlimited, Inc. 2900 Red Fox Run Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5329 renewalunlimited.net
Portage Theatres 322 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6900 portagetheatres.com Portage United Methodist Church 1804 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2107 portageumc.com
Restaino & Associates ERA Powered 2425 New Pinery Road, Suite 101 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7777 restainohomes.com ReStore - Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin River Area 1450 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 356-0332 hfhwisconsinriver.org
Retirement Specialists 311 E. Wisconsin Street, Suite 108 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 697-8282 retirementspecs.com
Sauk Columbia SHRM 311 East Wisconsin Street, Suite 106 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7800 saukcountyhr.shrm.org
St. Vincent de Paul 1311 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5513 svdpportage.org
Revita Dance Studio N6522 US Hwy 51 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 432-2512 revitadancestudio.com
Schmidt Insurance 121 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 254-9105
Stock+Field 2935 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 472-4965 stockandfield.com
Rhyme N6832 Highway 51 South Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3747 rhymebiz.com Ridge Health & Fitness Center 2900 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2348 theridgemotorinn.com
Schultz Small Engine 1110 Thompson Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3927 schultzsmallengine.com Seubert Family Dentistry 260 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2331 portagedentists.com
Ridge Hotel 2900 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5306 theridgemotorinn.com
Sheila Link Agency Inc. - American Family 131 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3999 sheilalink.com See ad on page 22
River Haven Homeless Shelter 108 East Pleasant Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7687 riverhavenshelter.org
Sky High Camping Resort N5740 Sky High Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2572 skyhighcampingresort.com
Rolling Woods Estates 2548 Airport Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1567 pre-3.com
Small Business Development Center 975 University Avenue Grainger Hall #3260 Madison, WI 53706 (608) 265-3052 wisconsinsbdc.org/madison
Rotary Club of Portage P.O. Box 818 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-5220 portagerotaryclub.com
Smart Woman 120 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5733
Roth Professional Solutions 121 West Cook Street, Suite B Portage, WI 53901 (608) 697-5857 rpsprofessionalsolutions.com Saddle Ridge Golf Course 100A Saddle Ridge Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2181 saddleridgegolfcourse.com Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics 2316 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8541 saint-gobain-northamerica.com Salon 51 2626 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6655
Smart Woman Shoes & Accessories 201 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5766 Smiley Law Office 235 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5336 Solas & Kin Photography 118 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-3886 solasandkinphoto.com St. John’s Lutheran Church & Schools 850 Armstrong Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2387 stjohnsportage.com St. Mary’s Church & School 309 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6998 stmaryportage.com
Studio K Hair Design 226 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-9011 facebook.com/studiok1111 Summit Credit Union 110 Henry Drive Portage, WI 53901 (608) 243-5000 summitcreditunion.com Sunset Motel 2617 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5566 Suzy’s Steak & Seafood House 2711 County Road CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8400 suzysportage.com Tamarack Pizza 412 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-6424 Terrytown Plumbing Heating and Cooling 1050 Thompson Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-2665 terrytownplumbing.com See ad on page 37 The Flower Company 211 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4108 flowercompanyportagewi.com The NorthShore W7245 Country Club Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3553 portagecc.net/restaurant.html The O’Brion Agency, LLC 628 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4677 obagency.com The Phoenix 104 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4450 The Portage Flooring Store 2830 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 768-5055 portageflooring.com
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The QTI Group - QualiTemps 311 East Wisconsin Street, Suite 106 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7800 qtigroup.com
United Country Hamele Auction & Realty 1325 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5000 hameleauctions.com
Wieser Concrete Products, Inc. 2815 Riley Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4464 wieserconcrete.com
The Rivers 621 Latton Lane Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1500 theriversportage.com
University of Wisconsin - Platteville Baraboo Sauk County 1006 Connie Road Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 355-5200 campus.uwplatt.edu/baraboo
Wilz Hometown Pharmacy 140 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3545 hometownpharmacyrx.com See ad on page 23
UW - Health Portage 2977 County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3004 uwhealth.org
Winnebago Ridge Runners N6838 Boyd Drive Pardeeville, WI 53954 (608) 742-6352 winnebagoridgerunners.com
Vacationland Vendors 225 Pioneer Drive Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965 (608) 254-6300 vacationlandvendors.com
Wisconsin Army National Guard 2425 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (920) 279-7527 nationalguard.com
Verlo Mattress of Portage 2830 New Pinery Road, Suite C Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-1800 verlo.com
Wisconsin Distributors, LLC/Budweiser 900 Progress Way Sun Prairie, WI 53590 (800) 373-2921 wdbud.com
VFW Post 1707 215 West Collins Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5350
Wisconsin Network Solutions LLC 1 Main Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-6789 wisnetworksolutions.com
Theresa’s Boutique LLC 2830 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 566-1097 facebook.com/Theresasboutiqueportage Timber Creek Builders LLC 3023 County Road CX Portage, WI 53901 (866) 981-5396 tcbrestoration.com Title Experts 313 DeWitt Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0203 titleexpertswi.com Towns & Associates, Inc. P. O. Box 174 Baraboo, WI 53913 (608) 356-8757 townsandassociates.com Tractor Supply Company 3033 County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-0750 tractorsupply.com
VIBE Salon & Spa 218 West Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-8423 vibesalonportage.com
Trans Works Transmissions, LLC 3025 County Highway CX Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5136 trannyman.net See ad on page 19
Waddell & Reed, Inc. 311 East Wisconsin Street, Suite 109 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-4688 houznergroves.wradvisors.com
Travel With Jean, LLC N8451 County Road F Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3922
Walgreens - Store 7732 2700 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5727 walgreens.com
Trecek Automotive of Portage, Inc. 1350 East Wisconsin Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7155 trecek.com
Walmart 2950 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-1432 walmart.com
Two Rivers Signs & Design of Portage, Inc. 1316 Wauona Trail Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4242 tworiverssigns.com
Wauona Trail Women’s Club P.O. Box 835 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 617-9139
U.S. Cellular 2920 New Pinery Road Portage, WI 53901 (608) 745-4771 uscellular.com
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Weaver Auto Parts of Portage 239 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-5394 weaverautoparts.com Wholeistic Healing 108 East Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 622-3415 wholeistichealing.net
Wisconsin River Title Consultants, Inc. 101 Hiawatha Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3316 wisconsinrivertitle.com See ad on page 31 Women’s Civic League of Portage P.O. Box 311 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-7744 womenscivicleagueofportage.com World Finance 2555 New Pinery Road, Suite 4 Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-0135 loansbyworld.com Zimmerman Plumbing, Inc. 303 East Albert Street Portage, WI 53901 (608) 742-3222 zimmermanplumbing.com Zombyte Repairs 107 West Cook Street Portage, WI 53901 (929) 269-3349
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