A New Oakland Classic

great atmosphere × Amazing food × Friends and family


Call For Takeout (510) 532 2399

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The creators of the popular Lake Merritt destination, Portal, brings another unique experience to the foothills of East Oakland.  Welcome to the new exceptional eating, drinking and meeting spot for friends and family, distinctly Oakland.






(510) 532 2399



1801 14th Ave
at E18th St
Oakland, CA 94606



T-F 11a–9:30p
S-S Brunch 11a–3p
       Dinner 3p–9:30p



is a new family friendly restaurant in East Oakland that has a relaxing, yet fun atmosphere.  Our menu is out of this world.  It starts with our amazing pizzas.  We make pizza that you will find is among the best you have ever tasted.  Everything is hand-made and the recipes are completely unique.  Design your own pizza selecting from our diverse list of fresh and locally sourced ingredients.  Or try one of our specialty pizzas that are all amazing.  We also make a 'Pizza of the Day' that is always creative, seasonal and delicious.  But pizza is only the beginning, we have an incredible menu of skillet made dishes, pastas, sandwiches, meats, vegan dishes and all sorts of goodness that are totally unique in ingredients, style and flavor to anything you'll find in the Bay.  We also do an awesome brunch on the weekends where we do various egg skillets, pancakes, drink specials, the works.  Come for brunch once and you'll be an instant regular.

most of the menu is available for Take Out Through CaVIAR. 

We carry a top notch drink menu.  We always have a great selection of tap beer of all styles from local and regional micro-breweries that we rotate out based on seasons and pairings with our ever changing food menu.  We also have bottled beer if you prefer that.  We carry a small but nice selection of wines that we also keep rotating to stay fresh, seasonal and pair with whatever is on the menu.

Philomena has a great vibe and is very much a new Oakland 'classic'.

It's easy get to.  We have plenty of street parking as well as a guarded private parking lot only for our customers.  Its also on the bus line for easy access and or course, we have a bike rack.  Our exterior features an incredible mural done by a great local artist that makes the building not only beautiful but hard to miss.  The interior is very clean and spacious, with high ceilings and huge windows throughout giving it an open feel.  We also have an ample bar area where you can grab a drink and chat with old friends or make new ones.   Once the weather warms we will also provide full outside service with comfortable tables on the sides and front.


come check us out oakland.  we created philomena for you.  we know you'll be impressed. TANTA SALUTE!



Portal Catering is bringing the flavors and items you love from both Portal and Philomena to your next event. You can now enjoy your favorite dishes at home, the office or venue. We can customize your menu with the items you already know and love or create new ones tailored for your specific event.

Still looking to pair with your favorite brew? We can also provide our top notch gourmet beers to pair for the full experience you are accustomed to at Portal.

For your inquiries and orders, please send an email to portaloakland.catering@gmail.com or call 510-296-7066.



1801 14th Ave
at E18th St
Oakland, CA 94606

(510) 532 2399


T-F 4p–9:30p
S-S Brunch 11a–3p
            Dinner 3p–9:30p