Designation Level: Platinum

Situated on the green of Schenley Plaza in the heart of Oakland, The Porch at Schenley serves up fresh, local, handcrafted meals in a friendly, laid-back eatery setting. Since 2015, The Porch at Schenley has been a designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant. Earning a Platinum level designation indicates the restaurant is  committed to sustainability at the highest level within the program.

The Porch at Schenley maintains a garden on its rooftop that provides herbs and produce that can be harvested daily and used to make the freshest dishes. Several beehives find their homes atop the roof as well, which supply the restaurant with fresh honey to use in its recipes. Commitment to sourcing local produce and ingredients allows The Porch at Schenley to keep its menu seasonal and inventive.

As a Platinum designated Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant, The Porch at Schenley participates in numerous sustainable practices. The green rooftop is a unique feature that helps to keep the building cool in the summer and warm in the winter by both insulating and absorbing sunlight. The restaurant’s involvement with local urban farms and community gardens stimulates the local economy and provides customers with the tastiest seasonal produce. Social involvement and outreach contribute to vibrant communities which is why this establishment works closely with local universities and public schools to educate people about sustainability, local organic produce, and food education. To learn more about their sustainability efforts, you can view The Porch at Schenley’s profile to read their complete certification report.

Interested in visiting The Porch at Schenley? The restaurant can be found at 221 Schenley Drive in Oakland. Open for dinner 7 days a week, hours run from 11am to 11pm Monday through Friday, 10am to 11pm Saturday, and 10am to 10pm on Sundays.