West Portal is a small neighborhood in San Francisco. Similar to adjacent Forest Hill and St. Francis Wood West Portal is a middle to upper middle class primarily residential area of the City. The neighborhood's main corridor West Portal Avenue serves as a principal shopping district of southwestern San Francisco. Because of its small size and mom and pop stores restaurants and saloons the neighborhood is often described as having a village atmosphere. The neighborhood is served by a branch of the San Francisco Public Library. Like Glen Park the neighborhood is one of San Francisco's metro-centered communities. Though small the neighborhood has many restaurants salon and nail services a movie theatre and spas among other businesses. The frequent fog helps keep the area green in the usually rainless summer months and on a clear day the park above the tunnel provides a view of the Marin Headlands and the Farallon Islands in thePacific.