Former Carlton and Melbourne forward Jeff Garlett will suit up for Hampden Football Netball League outfit Portland this weekend in a return to the football field.

The 34-year-old has shared his post-career playing days for several local league clubs, and most recently with Albury where he's booted 90 goals from 58 games.

The crafty forward has also had stints with Temora and Melton South and is now set to represent Portland this weekend in the HFNL.

The Tigers will host South Warnambool at Hanlon Park on Saturday, with the winless Portland side facing a difficult test against an undefeated and top-placed Roosters side.

The local club will gain 185 games of AFL experience with the addition of Garlett, who kicked 321 goals across his time in the top flight.

Garlett last played in the AFL in 2019 with the Demons and would be delisted at the end of that season, ending his 11-year career.

The Perth-born livewire was drafted to Carlton as a rookie in 2008 and would play 107 matches for the Blues for a return of 183 goals.

He claimed the club's leading goalkicker award in 2013 when he kicked 43 goals from 22 games, while his career-best season came two years earlier when he slotted 48 majors.

Garlett was traded to Melbourne ahead of the 2015 season and would kick 40 goals in his first year in the red and blue before taking out the club's leading goalkicker award in 2017 with 42 goals.

The Swan Districts product's appearance for Portland is scheduled for 2:00 pm (AEST) on Saturday, June 8.