Portal features unique appetizers, entrées, and contemporary beers. Our glass-enclosed patio is one of a kind in that it features handmade wooden benches and tables in a serene environment overlooking stunning views of Lake Merritt and the surrounding area.  We carry a wide variety of local and regional craft beers.  We take great pride in quality of ingredients, service, and customer satisfaction.  Our goal is to create a clean, relaxing, fun experience that will be in Oakland for years to come.


Portal is a beer garden featuring a large outdoor patio with a breathtaking view of Lake Merritt.

Photos by Brian Reynolds and Michael Richard

Come checkout Portal, the best restaurant and open-air beer garden in Oakland!  Bring your friends and an appetite, grab a table outside and come check out what we’ve been working on.  Order some delicious food made from only the best fresh ingredients and pair it with one of our top notch gourmet beers, all while enjoying stunning views from our beautiful outdoor patio. 



(510) 663-7678



1611 2nd Ave.

Oakland, CA 94606



Closed on Mondays


Mini-Brunch 11am-3pm

Happy Hour. 3pm-6pm

Dinner 5pm-10:30pm


*Brunch 9am-2:30pm

Kitchen Closed 2:30pm-4pm

Limited Menu 4pm-5pm

Dinner 5pm-10:30pm


*Brunch 9am-2:30pm

Kitchen Closed 2:30pm-4pm

Limited Menu 4pm -5pm

Dinner 5pm-9:30pm

*Summer Brunch schedule only. Bottomless mimosas served ONLY 10am-1pm both days.