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Portage Park is located on the northwest side of Chicago, Illinois and is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. Portage Park is bordered by the community areas of Jefferson Park and Forest Glen to the north, Dunning and the suburb of Harwood Heights to the west, Irving Park to the east and Belmont-Cragin to the south.

The area is notable for its Six Corners outdoor shopping district, centered at the intersection of Irving Park Road, Cicero Avenue and the diagonal Milwaukee Avenue, the Portage Theater and for its namesake - Portage Park.

The name of the park was taken from the major portage linking Des Plaines and the Chicago River along what is today Irving Park Road. The area was so swampy that Native Americans and trappers were easily able to paddle through the area without leaving their canoes.

Portage Park has the largest Polish community in the Chicago Metropolitan Area according to the 2000 census. Portage Park is home to the Polish American Association, the Polish Jesuit Millennium Center, the Polish Army Veterans Association in the beautiful building of the former Irving State bank, in addition to the multitude of Polish shops and businesses throughout the district.

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One of the area's park's is named Chopin Park after Frederic Chopin, Poland's most famous pianist and composer of the Funeral March.

In 1850, along with construction of the Northwest Plank Road (present Milwaukee Avenue), Jefferson Township was incorporated at the legendary Dickinson Tavern. Jefferson Township was part of a large swath of land annexed to the city in 1889 in advance of the World's Columbian Exposition. Much of the area was still largely rural in the early 20th century until the extension of streetcar lines into the area along Milwaukee, Irving, and Cicero lured in immigrants from the overcrowded tenements of the city's ethnic enclaves. Soon Scandinavian, German, Polish and Irish families from the industrial areas by the Chicago River such as Polish Downtown and Goose Island were buying lots in the vicinity to build their homes. Area developers such as Szajkowski, Schorsch as well as Koester and Zander subdivided what had been farmland into subdivisions of what became part of Chicago's infamous "bungalow belt". A book devoted to Portage Park's history titled Portage Park was released in 2008 by Arcadia Press as part of their series on Chicago neighborhoods.

Chicago Neighborhoods in Which We Have Performed Wedding Photography
Below is a partial list of cities in which we have performed wedding photography:
Rogers Park
West Ridge
Lincoln Square
Edison Park
Norwood Park
Jefferson Park
Forest Glen
North Park
Albany Park
North Center
Lincoln Park
Logan Square
Portage Park
Irving Park
Blemont Cragin
Near North Side
Near South Side
Humbolt Park
West Town
West Garfield Park
East Garfield Park
Near West Side
North Lawndale
South Lawndale
Lower West Side
Garfield Ridge
Archer Heights
Brighton Park
McKinley Park
New City
West Elsdon
Gage Park
West Lawn
Chicago Lawn
West Englewood
Armour Square
Portage Park
The neighborhood of Portage Park is one of our most favorite Chicago neighborhoods in which to capture wedding photography. The beautiful neighborhood of Portage Park gives us many opportunities to perform our photojournalist wedding style as well as traditional wedding style of photography.

In addition to Portage Park , other favorite towns we have enjoyed performing wedding photography in include: Lombard, Joliet, Naperville, Schaumburg, and Oakbrook.

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Specials for Portage Park Weddings

We have several specials currently being offered for Portage Park Weddings. See our pricing page for our current specials as well as pricing for:

  • Traditional Wedding Albums
  • Matted Wedding Albums
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Flush Mount Albums
  • High Resolution Digital Negatives
  • Prints in Color, Black & White, and Sepia
  • Digital Photo Albums
  • Musical Photo Show DVDs
  • Photo Composites
  • Special Effects

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