About West Portal

The West Portal neighborhood lies just to the South and West of Twin Peaks, and takes it’s name from the Western teminus of the Muni tunnel that runs beneath Twin Peaks and carries the K, L and M-line streetcars. Because of it’s small size, and the large number of shops, restaurants and pubs along it’s main street (West Portal Avenue), it’s often described as being a village inside the city.

SF MUNI Train entering the West Portal Tunnel

There’s some great background information about West Portal available elsewhere on the Web, so rather than try to recreate that here, we’re just going to point you to some of our favorite sites: