Learn more about Portage Park, Chicago
Area developers subdivided what had been farmland into subdivisions of what became part of Chicago's famous "bungalow belt," a large swath of homes in the traditional bungalow style architecture.
Portage Park is home to the Patio Theater, which was built in 1927 and is a single screen atmospheric style screening repertory and is known for independent films. The theater seats 1500 people and the nonprofit organization Northwest Chicago Film Society is currently in residence at the theater.
One of Portage Parks green spaces is named Chopin Park after Frédéric Chopin, Poland's most famous pianist and composer.
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