Can't see your screen shot, but this should be possible. Do you want two columns of information? That can be done with two portals.
Do you want different fields from the same portal record arranged in a doubled row of fields? That can be done if you resize the portal row to make room. (You can resize a portal and reduce the number of rows to change from the default table like field arrangment to something closer to a minature "form view" of related records.)
I was looking for the mini-form view. Your tip worked out well. Thanks!