Peter Garland

Owner, Porta Via

Beverly Hills, CA

Peter Garland developed a taste for the restaurant trade working in hospitality PR, but he discovered his true passion when he opened his own restaurant, Porta Via in Beverly Hills in 1994. After several well-timed expansions, Porta Via has become a neighborhood gem for locals that appreciate quality food and friendly atmosphere. When it comes to new ideas and growing the business, Peter looks to his vendors to be partners in his success. His approach to banking is no different. Peter’s Relationship Manager at Banc of California took the time to understand his business and helped him find the expertise he needed to manage his back office and turn his passion for hospitality into one of Southern California’s most successful restaurants.


Business owners are the driving force behind our communities. They provide vital products and services as well as jobs. Today, many business owners and entrepreneurs believe part of their mission is to give back to the communities they serve. When a bank looks at its business owner clients as partners in building communities instead of product consumers, businesses grow, communities are enriched, and dreams become reality. That benefits everyone from the entrepreneur to the employees to the customers to those touched by social outreach.