Portland has hosted a variety of programs: health, live talk shows, home improvement, infomercials, magazine travel, job recruitment, and business. Her hosting work has been featured on: the Comcast Network, PBS, Discovery Home & Leisure, Oxygen, Veria Living TV, New England Cable News, Vermont Public Television, WZMY-TV, Wisdom Television, and more.
She's the host of What's the Alternative?, a national series about natural health and wellness that she created for Veria Living TV (DISH, Verizon FiOS and Frontier). She's interviewed wellness leaders like Deepak Chopra, stress management expert and humorist Loretta LaRoche, mind-body medicine pioneer Dr. Joan Borysenko, New York Times best-selling author Dr. Mark Hyman, infertility expert Ali Domar, parenting expert Mimi Doe, Network Spinal Analysis founder Donald Epstein, herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, trauma researcher Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, psychiatrist and ADD expert Dr. Edward Hallowell, and labyrinth expert Rev. Lauren Artress. She also hosts a YouTube series called Headlines, Health & Healing and is an alternative medicine contributor on WGBH's Greater Boston.
Portland has 6 years of New York City acting training and has appeared in soaps, short films, commercials, a primetime drama, and live theatre.