Portage Creek

Portage Creek city limits

Portage Creek was a town in the state of Indiana, in the United States of America. The town had its own law enforcement agency, the Portage Creek Police Department (PCPD).

In 2001, construction of the Millennium Gate commenced in Portage Creek, prompting many businesses in the town to shut down, such as a local coffee shop, and the local newspaper, The Morning Observer, whose offices moved. One store called Alexandria Books, owned by Henry Janeway, would not close down despite being asked to. Shannon O'Donnel (an ancestor of Kathryn Janeway) met Janeway and was able to convince him to close the shop before New Year's Eve, even after some conflicts between the two individuals. Construction on the Millennium Gate continued.

The Millennium Gate project was completed in Portage Creek in about 2012. (VOY: "11:59")

Portage Creek itself does not exist. There is a city called Portage in the state of Indiana, though it is a northwestern Indiana suburb of Chicago far north of the south-central Indiana location implied in the episode.
"The streets of Portage Creek were filmed at the New York Street set on the Paramount backlot." (Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 175))
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