Elwood Haynes is the resident that made Jay County famous. An inventor ahead of his time, Elwood designed one of the world's first cars. A mural honoring his innovation can be see in downtown Portland.
Jack Imel is an American singer, dancer, musician, and television producer who is best known for his work on The Lawrence Welk Show. In Jack's hometown of Portland, Indiana, Jack Imel Boulevard is named in his honor.