“Life itself is the proper binge.”
― Julia Child
You only get one start to every day, so you better do it right. At Portal, our chefs are serving up a hearty and creative menu from brunch till dinner -- and even the NY Post is raving about us! From Burgers to Brussels Sprouts, there’s something for every taste. But the good times don’t stop in the kitchen -- behind our bar, you’ll find one of Oakland’s best selections of beer on tap. So come on down to the patio, bring your family and friends, (or bring a perfect stranger, we won't mind) and enjoy our view of Lake Merritt. Your taste buds will be glad you did.
Hotboys in Oakland, renowned for its flavorful spicy chicken, offers a variety of heat levels, including the extreme "Hot One Tender Challenge" for those daring enough to tackle their spiciest sauce.
In the heart of the Laurel District, Everett & Jones BBQ, founded by Dorothy Everett in 1973, stands as an Oakland landmark. With roots tracing back to Westpoint, Alabama, and a dream fueled by determination, this BBQ haven serves dishes steeped in rich history and flavor.
At Korner, they host a dynamic mix of rotating vendors in they're outdoor courtyard, serving up diverse cuisine, along with a bar featuring craft cocktails that won't break the bank.
The Alley stands as one of the city's few remaining piano bars, a vibrant beacon from a rich era that began in 1934. Located near the famed Grand Lake Theatre and the serene Lake Merritt estuary, The Alley boasts an interior that transports you back to the 1920s, part saloon and part vintage alley.
Viridian, a unique Oakland bar and eatery founded by industry veterans, pairs locally-sourced, Asian-inspired plates with sustainable cocktails and eco-conscious wines.
Whether you're a seasoned lover of West African cuisine or new to the flavors, Ruth's Buka is a must-visit destination for those seeking an authentic taste of African culinary heritage in Oakland.