Portal, according to their website, "is a beer garden with a large out-door patio with a breath taking view of the Lake Merritt."
The beer selection is very good, but the beers can be very expensive. One kind of beer can run $14/glass.
There is comedy night on every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month on the patio.
There is trivia night every Monday at 7:00 pm, free entry and $100 in prizes. The host and author is The Mean Geezer™, three time JEOPARDY! champ back in 1985. (Like we said, geezer.)
They have murals.
Portal was the recipient of the 2015 East Bay Express Readers' Poll Award for Best Outdoor Seating.
510 663 7678
1611 2nd Ave, Oakland 94606
M: Closed in Winter
Tu-F: Mini-brunch 11am-3pm; Happy Hour 3pm-5pm; Dinner pm-10:30pm
Sa: Brunch 11am-3pm; Kitchen Closed 3pm-5pm; Dinner 5pm-10:30pm
Su: Brunch 10am-3pm; Kitchen Closed 3pm-5pm; Dinner 5pm-9:30pm