Shopping & Dining in Portage

Our historic downtown district serves as a charming backdrop for today’s shoppers with some specialty stores and nice places to dine or relax with a cold beverage. The north side of town offers larger retail chains and some nice dining options as well. In addition to our historical attractions and museums, visit these unique-to-Portage highlights of retail and dining choices:

205 Vino
Serving wine, craft beers, cordials and tapas, this establishment in downtown provides the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy great friends and conversation. Enjoy live music performances, too.
205 DeWitt St.
608-742-2058

The Artisan Foodie
Live the journey from farm to fork! The Artisan Foodie is your marketplace for artisanal foods. Ever-expanding offerings include jams, mixes, dips, cheese, and more!
Located inside The Mercantile, 117 W. Cook St.
608-577-7110

Prairie Flower Beads
A relaxed and educational shopping environment for any level of beader, from the beginner to the experienced, the huge range of merchandise and classes will help you create to your full potential.
210 W. Cook St.
608-742-5900

Wilz Drug
Got a fever for nostalgia? Get your prescription filled when you sit at this old-fashioned soda fountain. Order up a cup of coffee with a bowl of soup and a light sandwich topped off with a sundae for dessert.
140 E. Cook St.
608-742-3545

The Ball Room
Shoot a game of pool on one of 13 high-quality Diamond tables at one of the Midwest’s premier billiards facilities, right here in Portage. Try one of the terrific gourmet burgers or flatbread pizzas paired with an order of delicious Sassy Cow cheese curds.
112 E. Cook St.
608-566-1454

The Welcome Home Sew-N-Vac
Plump-full of notions, fabric bolts, pre-cuts, home dec, embroidery software, designs, stunning batiks…plus lots of classes, too. You will find a full line of sewing machines, sergers, and vacuum cleaners, bags and parts.
118 E. Cook St.
608-566-1663

The North Shore
Looking for a dining experience that includes a terrific main course served with a side of a stunning view? The North Shore, located 3 miles east of Portage, is just the place. Overlooking beautiful Swan Lake and with Portage Golf Club at its front door, The North Shore offers daily specials, outdoor seating, and is a great place to unwind for lunch or dinner.
W7245 Country Club Rd.
608-742-3553

DW Sports Center
Increase your odds of bagging the ‘big one’ when you shop this sporting goods, hunting and fishing supply store. Find out where the fish are biting and get tips to make your next hunting trip a success.
125 W. Cook St.
608-742-7745

The Percolator Coffee House
Wind down, be inspired, and connect with community at this coffee house featuring Collectivo Coffee. Enjoy a freshly baked scone while sipping on an artisan latte. Sugar free beverages, healthy lunch options and teas available. The coffee is roasted with exceptional quality.
224 W. Wisconsin St.
608-742-7372

Fancy Pants / Smart Woman / Smart Woman Shoes & Accessories
“Where quality and customer service never go out of style,” together these three locations offer a nice downtown shopping experience for those looking for petite, missy and plus-size women’s clothing in addition to shoes, handbags & accessories.
124 W. Cook St. / 120 W. Cook St. / 210 W. Cook St.
608-742-5711 / 608-742-5733 / 608-742-5766

Le Croissant
An upscale atmosphere where organic and fresh are the rule. Offering excellent pastries, awesome breakfast favorites, Steep & Brew coffee, soups and sandwiches, salads, gourmet burgers, and many classic light entres with a deliciously pleasant twist. Outdoor seating available on the giant wrap-around porch.
235 W. Pleasant St.
608-742-5466

The Flower Company
211 DeWitt St.
608-742-4108

Forever Your’s Jewelry
Easily distracted by bright, shiny objects? Then it looks like you’ll be on your way to seeing some real sparklers at Forever Your’s Jewelry. See a fine selection of beautiful rings, necklaces, jewelry, watches, and very unique collector’s coins. Drop by for an appraisal or cleaning.
123 W. Cook St.
608-745-3330

Edgewater Home & Garden
2957 County Highway CX
608-742-6558

Suzy’s Steak & Seafood House
What is a Friday night in Wisconsin without a good ol’ fish fry? Suzy’s is an oasis of great food and warm hospitality on Portage’s North side. Try the top-quality steaks, fresh seafood, fine wines, classic cocktails, and…of course, the Friday night Fish Fry!
2711 County Road CX
608-742-8400

Click on the links for a list of great places to shop and dine in Portage.