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Ladies Night Vendor List | April 4, 2019

Don’t forget to sign up for our FREE Ladies Night event on Thurs, April 4, 2019. To attend, all you need to do is RSVP by 3/28 to (608) 742-7186, or DM us on facebook.

LIST OF VENDORS  *not a complete list:
💪 Mohawk Flooring (showing their new air.o easy-to-install carpeting)
💪 Master Gardeners of Columbia County (make & take seed tape)
💪 Scotts (have all your lawn and gardening product questions answered)
💪 Rustoleum (check out the perfect project paints for any DIY project)
💪 Milwaukee Tool (if you’ve never tried using a power tool before or just want to test out the quality – this is the perfect time!)
💪 Schlage (learn about Schlage’s app-driven Schlage Sense Lock – make sure your home is locked up from anywhere)
💪 Dap Caulk
💪 Do it Best paint rep (paint tips & tricks feat. Valspar and Sherwin Williams paint & accessories)

🌸 Mary Kay
🌸 Tupperware
🌸 Pampered Chef
🌸 Prairie Flower Beads (make & take accessories out of beads and hardware)
🌸 Flakey Jo’s Homemade Pastries (yum! 🤤)
🌸 Thirty-One
🌸 Paparazzi Accessories
🌸 Mandy Made
🌸 Kricket’s Kloset
🌸 Magnolia and Vine
🌸 Costco
🌸 Life Expressions Decor (make & take signs – cost involved. Must contact Joelle at (920) 296-8864 by 3/25 to sign up)
🌸 Blau Chiropractic
🌸 Art of Life Reflexology & Bodywork (short reflexology hand massage)

🍪 Neil’s Wine House (delicious appetizers)
🍪 Johnson’s Sausage (delicious appetizers)

Learn new DIY tricks and projects for around the home. Shop with some of your favorite local vendors. Taste some delicious appetizers from local favorites. WIN Free goods. SAVE 20% on almost anything you purchase from the store during event hours.

Event will take place April 4 from 6:30-8:30pm at our store: Portage Lumber, 1009 E Wisconsin St, Portage WI.
The first 80 women in line will receive a FREE goody bag. Grand prize drawings will take place at the end of the event. Must be present and 18 to win.

4-HOUR Milwaukee Tool SALE: March 16, 2019


Sat, 3/16/19    |    9am-1pm

  • Save $100-$150 INSTANTLY on select Milwaukee Tool Kits.*
  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL 2-Tool Combo Kit: Hammer Drill + Impact Driver + 25′ Milwaukee Stud Tape Measure for only $199.97 (TOTAL SAVINGS OF $215). Offer valid during event only.*
  • Most stock Milwaukee power tools ON SALE – One Day Only!*
  • FREE Milwaukee M12 battery w/ purchase of Milwaukee M12 Compact Inflator.*
  • 50% OFF REDLITHIUM XC 5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack – One Day Only!*
  • 4 set PACKOUT Toolbox Special for only $199. (Savings of $100).*
  • Tool demos in store.
  • Milwaukee rep on hand to answer all your questions.
  • + more…

 *limited quantities on all offers. first come, first serve. limit 1 per customer on most offers.

6th Annual LADIES NIGHT | 4/4/19

Our annual LADIES NIGHT 👩‍🦰💪 event is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019 this year. Sign ups will start in a couple of weeks. We will continue to post any updates on our Facebook page – so please check back. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again this year.

$500 Shopping Giveaways-2019 | ENTER TO WIN Today


Two local winners will rake in $500 worth of merchandise.

Portage, WI – After one visit to Portage Lumber, you just might end up looking for ways to add to your home improvement to-do list.

On February 18, 2019, Portage Lumber will begin accepting entries for two $500 Shopping Giveaways. Two local winners, selected at random, will receive $500 each in merchandise from Portage Lumber. The contest ends May 31, 2019.

Dennis and Ron Dorn say that the giveaway should create plenty of excitement among Portage Lumber customers. “One of the best things about the drawing is that our customers have an opportunity to make a wish list and get the items they really want to use in their home improvement or garden project. And for two of our neighborhood customers, that wish list will come true. We’re looking forward to helping make that happen.”

Full details about the two $500 giveaways are available at Portage Lumber. The giveaway entries will be accepted exclusively at Portage Lumber, located at 1009 E. Wisconsin St, Portage, WI. There is a limit of one entry per household per day. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Two winners will be chosen from our store.

NOTICE: Amazon Return Changes. 11/28/18

‼️Attention all Amazon shoppers‼️ Please note: Amazon has made some changes to the way they are doing returns. Amazon has started defaulting it’s return option to a ‘No printer? No problem’ option which has seemingly caused more headaches for many individuals. While it seems like a better option, it in turn makes you take your returns to a UPS Store instead of to any UPS Drop-off location. The nearest UPS Store to Portage is in Waunakee, WI which is approx. 35+ miles from our store. To be able to bring your returns to our Drop-off location or any other UPS Drop-off location, please follow the below instructions when making an Amazon return (we have added images to help as well).

1. Sign in to your Amazon account and select the order you want to return.

2. Select your reason for returning the item(s).

3. Instead of the default option Amazon has chosen (which is Amazon Gift Card), select Original Payment Method. *You may keep Amazon Gift Card if that is what you prefer.

4. Instead of the ‘No printer? No problem, print @ The UPS Store’ option Amazon has chosen, select ‘UPS Dropoff’.

5. You can either print the label right then or choose whether you want a copy of the return label emailed to you or mailed to you for an additional $1.
NOTE: If you do not have a printer or any access to a printer, the local library in Portage ( does offer the option to print off an email for the cost of $0.25/side for black and white copies.

6. Secure the label to your return box and drop off your package to our store any time during our store hours: M-F 7a-7p, Sat 7a-5p, Sun 9a-5p. (or to your closest local UPS Drop-off location).

If you have already requested the No printer, No problem option – you might be able to go in and cancel your return and start over. If you are unable to, the best route would be to try contacting Amazon directly.

We greatly apologize for any inconvenience that these changes by Amazon and UPS may have caused any of you. Unfortunately we have been told that since we are a Drop-off Center and not a UPS Store that we will not be given the technology to print labels from these QR codes.

Please pass on the word to anyone you know who does shopping through Amazon. Thank you from all of us at Portage Lumber!



Important Electrical Safety during the Holidays

Below are some important safety tips for staying safe this holiday season when decorating your home. For more information on electrical safety to help yourself and your family members stay safe in your home – please visit the Electrical Safety Foundation International at:

  • Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations are marked for proper use.
  • Inspect all lights, decorations, and extension cords for damage before using.
  • Turn off all indoor and outdoor electrical decorations before leaving home or going to sleep.
  • Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs).
  • Exercise caution when decorating near power lines. Keep yourself and your equipment at least 10 feet from power lines.
  • Avoid overloading electrical outlets with too many decorations or electrical devices. They can overheat and cause a fire.
  • Never connect more than three strings of incandescent lights together.
  • Keep all decorations at least 3 feet away from heating equipment or an open flame.
  • Water your Christmas tree daily.
  • Purchase electrical decorations from reputable retailers and that are approved by a national recognized testing lab such as UL (Underwriters Laboratory), Intertek (ETL), or Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Small Business Saturday SPECIALS: 11/24/2018

Small Business Saturday is just days away and we’d like to quick fill you in on a few of our SUPER HOT deals going on Saturday, 11/24/18, ONLY. The following are some of the specials we have going on for this event but stop on in and check out even more hot deals not listed here. Shop small and save big this year with Portage Lumber at 1009 E Wisconsin St, Portage WI.

  • All stock Milwaukee Heated Apparel kits are ON SALE! We have jackets, hoodies & vests.
  • 25% OFF all stock Milwaukee hard storage toolboxes.
  • Up to 25% OFF all stock O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Sincare line. Great for diabetics and for anyone trying to beat the dry cracked bleeding hands, feet & lips of harsh winters.
  • FREE select Purdy paint brush with the purchase of a gallon of Pristine interior paint. Limit: 1 free brush per customer.
  • Up to 25% OFF all stock Rustoleum Metallic paints & Glitter paints. Perfect crafting partner for holiday decorations & gifts.
  • All stock Werner brand stepladders & extension ladders ON SALE!
  • Purchase any stock snow shovel & receive 50% OFF a 40lb bag of ice melt. See store for full details. Limit: 1 per customer.

Stop on in on Saturday, 11/24/18 for all of these great deals & many more!

2018 Shopping Spree WINNERS

Jeremiah Angell 2018 1

Suellen Peterson 2018 4

We have our WINNERS! Portage Lumber would like to congratulate Jeremiah Angell of Portage and Suellen Peterson of Endeavor for being our two $500 2018 Spring Shopping Giveaway winners! We thank everyone who entered and participated in our shopping giveaway. We are already looking forward to the next one.


PAINT SALE: Buy 1, Get 1 for $5

Buy 1, Get 1 for $5* on all Valspar Integrity Interior and Exterior gallons of paint now through April 15, 2018. *of equal or lesser value. Savings are INSTANT.

Limit of 4 discounted gallons (8 gallons total).

Please see our Paint Department for more details on this offer.