Los Angeles’ own New England fishing village since
1963, Ports O’ Call Village, located along the Port of
Los Angeles Main Channel in San Pedro, is a unique
seaside plaza that features souvenir and gift shops,
along with popular and one-of-a-kind restaurants,
tempting sweetshops, fish markets and quick-bite
eateries. In front of the village’s namesake
Ports O’ Call Restaurant stands a statue modeled after
the Gloucester Fisherman's Memorial, in Gloucester,
With meandering cobblestone walkways weaving through the
15-acre destination, Ports O’ Call is also the
departure point for narrated harbor tours, dinner dance
cruises and whale watching excursions. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner
at one of the many restaurants overlooking the harbor.
Afterward, take a walk along the boardwalk and stop
for a photo with the picturesque harbor backdrop.
Ports O’ Call Village is easy to reach and offers free
parking, a rarity with most oceanfront venues.
Changes to Ports O' Call Village
In 2013, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners called for the redevelopment of the 30-acre waterfront site in the Port of Los Angeles that includes Ports O' Call Village. After a series of public meetings and extensive community input, in 2015, the Port of Los Angeles released its Public Access Investment Plan intended to create a sustainable and predictable approach to the Port’s yearly investment in non-cargo related, public-serving projects and programs. Based on community input, three projects areas affecting Ports O' Call have been identified and will be incorporated into the Port’s planning for its 10-year Capital Improvement Program:
- Paid Parking for Ports O' Call Village Parking and Bluff Parking
- Ports O' Call Promenade and Town Square
- Sampson Way and 7th Street Intersection Improvements
San Pedro Public Market
In March 2016, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a 50-year lease for the new San Pedro Public Market on the site of the current Ports O’ Call Village. The agreement was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in July 2016. Plans for San Pedro Public Market include 16 acres of restaurants, shopping, fresh markets, office space and a waterfront promenade with ample outdoor space and an open-air amphitheater for live entertainment. Construction is expected to begin in 2017 at a partial project cost of $90 million, paid by the developer, LA Waterfront Alliance (The Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development). The San Pedro Public Market is expected to open in 2020, with demolition beginning as early as November 2016.
“The LA Waterfront should be a celebration of our beautiful shoreline -- a world-class destination where families and friends can eat, play, stroll along the water, and spend time together,” said Mayor Garcetti. “I am committed to giving this community the waterfront it deserves, and I’m proud that we are one step closer to fulfilling that vision.”
In the past decade, the Port has invested $600 million in public access and community projects, including Wilmington Waterfront Park, Harbor Blvd. Parkway Promenade, Downtown Harbor and Cabrillo Way Marina, with plans to invest an additional $400 million in public access projects over the next decade.