The West Portal Merchants Association advocates on behalf of the commercial corridor, the neighborhood and sponsors annual events.

The merchant membership meetings are held the third Thursday of the month in the upper conference room at Chase Bank- 98 West Portal Avenue at 9:15am

No meetings in December. Minutes from past meeting are linked below.

Join the Merchants Association!

Annual Dues are $200 for independent businesses.

*dues cover the calendar year Jan-Dec.

Membership Benefits: Featured business information and links on association website. Exposure via social media. Invites to mixers, business events, and association meetings. Updates on important neighborhood information. Developing deep relationships with other business owners. Participation in streetwide events.

Pay online today with Paypal (select from drop down options) or send a check with the form (below):


Dues and Sponsorship Options
Business/Sponsor Name:

Please download the membership form here:

WPMA Merchant Membership Form

Read our Meeting Minutes:

Merchant Meeting Minutes from March 2017

Merchant Meeting Minutes from April 2017

Merchant Meeting Minutes from May 2017

Merchant Meeting Minutes January 2018

Merchant Meeting Minutes from Feburary 2018

Merchant Meeting Minutes from March 2018

Merchant Meeting Minutes from April 2018

Merchant Meeting Minutes from May 2018

Merchant Meeting Minutes from June 2018

West Portal Merchants Association Board


President: Deidre Von Rock-Ricci, Esq. –  Attorney and President, Von Rock Law

Vice President: Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve – Attorney and  Owner, Fairgrieve Law Offices

Treasurer: Matthew Rogers – Owner, Papenhausen Hardware

Secretary:  Karen Tarantola – Realtor, Vanguard Real Estate

Past President:  Maryo Mogannam – Owner, Postal Chase

Executive Director:  Vas Kiniris

Board Member: Richard Donahue – Owner, Philosopher’s Club

Board Member: Vittorio D’Urzo – Owner, Trattoria da Vittorio

Special Events: Michelle Eichelberger – Manager, Pawbershop

Special Events: Nancy Totaj Baba – Owner, GG’s


There is interest to renew the efforts to establish a Community Benefits District (CBD) to support the growth and vitality of local businesses and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood.