Portland began her career as an actress, studying at Circle-in-the-Square Theatre School at New York University. She tells stories through television, film, and podcasts. She's worked as a TV host, voice over talent, writer, producer, and podcast host.
She covers many beats, but has a special interest in spreading awareness about natural and alternative forms of healing the body, mind, and spirit
Her work has appeared on many media networks including PBS, Oxygen, HBO,WZMY-TV, andThe Sundance Channel.
Portland was also the host and one of the co-producers of Earwolf’s acclaimed podcast, Stranglers, which explored the highly complex Boston Strangler murder case.