Above: A 20' tall structure behind Porta Via, featuring Tesselle Rotary Breeze Blocks.
Porta Via Bistro and Bar presents the perfect portal in Palm Desert, plus a marvelous menu and an alluring ambiance for their guests. Scroll down to learn more.
Spot Tesselle Rotary Breeze Blocks by the entrance and as accents inside, but please don't miss the a 20' high wall behind the restaurant that encloses a staircase. These decorative masonry structures are sure to be the most sizzling selfie stations in the desert! Scroll down to see some construction photos also.
A 6' deep trench which was filled with steel and concrete was required to support the wall.
Rebar, which was attached to the steel frame, was placed between every course vertically and every other course horizontally.
Porta Via Bistro & Bar, Palm Desert, Project Credits
Porta Via is located at 73100 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Designer Sophie Goineau’s contemporary take on desert modernism employs earthy materials and a midcentury style that seamlessly transitions from indoors to outdoors.
Steve Forbes of Brunswick Builders served as the General Contractor.
Efren Trancoso of Troncoso Masonry, Inc. built the breeze block walls.
RA Structural Engineering engineered the design of the masonry structures.
Tesselle Rotary 11.4" White Breeze Blocks was the product purchased from Tesselle.
Porta Via also has restaurant locations in Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades and Calabasas. Menu items recommended by Karin Jeske, our owner, are the Shrimp Cocktail, the Burrata with Heirloom Tomato Salad and Parmigiano Crusted Halibut.