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Our story begins long ago, when Portuguese sailors took with them a souvenir plant after visiting the coast of Africa. They took it home because they noticed that this tiny pepper, also called the African Bird’s Eye chili didn’t just contain the heat but had its own distinct flavor as well.

The Bird’s Eye chili is the star ingredient of our signature blends which gives our food a burst of fresh and irresistible twist like you’ve never tasted before! We bring you the same Peri Peri that made its way to the world from the Portuguese city of Porto across the Atlantic Ocean to entice the American taste buds. We took the same Peri Peri and added a new dimension to it with our secret blends that takes the taste of our food to a whole new level!

It’s our mission to be not just the country’s favorite Peri Peri brand, but the worlds favorite too.

Syed Pasha, The founder, President & CEO of The Port, leads the team at the Villa Park Illinois headquarters with locations in Schaumburg, Skokie, Villa Park, Aurora, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Chicago (UIC), Algonquin & Bolingbrook in Illinois, Schererville, Indianapolis & Granger in Indiana and Plano, Frisco, Arlington, Valley Ranch, Sugarland & Houston in Texas. Three California locations, one in Fullerton in the south and another two in the heart of silicon valley in Fremont & Palo Alto in the north.