Bellingham's Summer Hub Heats Up: The Portal Container Village Announces 2024 Season

Get ready for sunshine, good vibes, and delicious eats! The Portal Container Village, a beloved Bellingham summertime destination, has unveiled its plans for the upcoming season. This unique venue, constructed from repurposed shipping containers, offers a vibrant mix of shops, restaurants, and activities, making it a one-stop shop for summer fun.

The Bellingham Herald

What's New at The Portal in 2024?

This year, The Portal promises exciting developments alongside familiar favorites. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Fresh Faces on the Food Truck Scene: While the final lineup isn't set in stone yet, The Portal welcomes a brand-new addition: Curries N Things, also known as Nana J's! This local favorite started as a downtown Bellingham restaurant and is now hitting the road as a food truck. Get ready for flavorful curries and delicious bites from Nana J's this summer.
  • New Permanent Restaurants on the Horizon: Keep an eye out for exciting new additions to The Portal's permanent container restaurants! The details are still under wraps, but these new eateries promise to further diversify the culinary offerings at The Portal.
  • Kulshan Brewing's Beer Garden Oasis: The popular Kulshan Brewing Company returns with its beloved outdoor beer garden, offering a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a cold one while soaking up the summer sun.

Classic Favorites Make a Return:

Of course, The Portal wouldn't be the same without its established attractions:

  • Delicious Eats: While the full 2024 food truck lineup is still being finalized, some familiar faces might return. Popular options from previous years include Galley2Go (fish and chips), Incredi-Bowls, OVN Wood Fired Pizza, Lumpia Luv, The Mobile Mouth Hole, New Public Food Truck, Good Board, and Ah Chihuahua Taco Truck.
  • Sweet Treats: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of ice cream from The Selkie Scoop.
  • Miniature Golf Fun: Challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf at The Portal's unique putting course.

Summer Hours:

The Portal kicks off its season on Friday, May 3rd, and will be open throughout the summer. Here's a breakdown of their hours:

  • May 3rd to Memorial Day (May 27th): Thursday-Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM, Sunday: 11 AM - 10 PM
  • Post-Memorial Day (May 28th onwards): Sunday-Wednesday: 11 AM - 10 PM, Thursday-Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM


The Portal Container Village is conveniently located at 296 W Laurel St. in Bellingham, making it easily accessible for locals and visitors alike.

Mark your calendars and get ready for a fantastic summer season at The Portal Container Village! With its vibrant mix of shops, restaurants, activities, and a brand new food truck addition, The Portal promises to be a top summer destination in Bellingham.

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