12 Types of Portage Neighbours

By no means an exhaustive or definitive list, we do offer a generalized, stereo-typed collection of neighbour types we've seen in Portage la Prairie on a regular basis.  Some of your neighbours may fall into...

14 Reasons to Hold Your Christmas Gathering @ Walmart

14 Reasons to Hold Your Christmas Gathering @ Walmart Portage la Prairie people are practical and frugal so we have come up with some good reasons to hold your Christmas family gathering at Walmart this year...

Wedding Ring Lost For 12 Years Returned By Stranger

Ring returned after being lost for 12 years Twelve years ago, Teresa Stanley lost her wedding rings and despite searching frantically for three weeks was not able to find them.  She had long given up hope...

A Man & His Dog Barking Across Canada

Being on the Trans-Canada Highway where the Yellowhead funnels under Manitoba's great lakes, Portage plays host to many characters traversing the country for one reason or another.  Today we caught up with...

Puppy-Dawg Saved For Christmas?

Sightings from the Top: The Pound Puppy by Terrie Todd   On my walk to work last Friday, I saw a young girl walking a dog over the Tupper Street bridge and wondered if it was “take your pet to...

Sunsets & Weather mEportage Vol. 3 by Debra Hourie

Our latest edition of mEportage is courtesy of Debra Hourie who was kind enough to send us her photos and this little note. "Hey guys, These are some of my favorite photos that I have taken of the Portage...

Roden Rats Out City Hall

Chester the City Hall Mouse Addresses the Issues There be somethin’ new in the ol’ municipal office: a whole row of easels set up with canvasses on ‘em. I figgered it was an art show. I’m a dabbler in...

From Steeples To Skies mEportage Volume 2

We'd love to share you photos of Portage and area.  If you have some you'd like to share email them to info@thehoopandholler.com and we will include them in our next volume of mEportage. Today we have...

How To Properly Mispronounce Portage Street Names

In our endless quest to help Portage la Prairians capture and navigate our distinct local culture we have developed a helpful video tutorial on how to properly mispronounce Portage street names. This short...

Save In Time For Christmas

The Hoop and Holler Raise & Save coupon book is packed with great offers designed to save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Most coupons are valid until April 30, 2015 and are for 100% local...