The Porch is a neighborhood bistro in the heart of vibrant, bustling Oakland.

Situated within beautiful Schenley Plaza, The Porch is a come-as-you-are, no-reservations restaurant serving the University community, neighborhood regulars, and park users alike.

Creating simple, delicious, scratch-made food using fresh ingredients from our local partners and farms, The Porch is an authentic everyday experience for a casual meal, a special occasion destination, and a great place to enjoy the sights and sounds of Oakland while unwinding with a cold drink with new friends or old.

Looking for a venue for your special event? The Porch could be the perfect place! We also provide off-site catering at the nearby Schenley Park Visitor Center. Learn more here.

Porch gift cards are available!
Click here to purchase an e-gift card; delivered to your (or your recipient's) inbox within minutes. Or, stop in to purchase a traditional plastic version.