The Porch is an important gathering place in Terlingua. It’s actually the porch that runs most of the length of the Terlingua Trading Post and Starlight Theater. It’s an interesting blend of the locals and tourists and everything in between. In the evenings it can be a very lively place, sometimes in the afternoons and early evenings, you can find a jam session of local and out of town musicians going on. Rumor has it that Robert Plant joined in one day.
Despite the sign “No Dogs on the Porch” there’s usually at least one dog there wandering up and down. The sign actually just applies to visiting dogs, the local dogs have their own society and pecking order.
In daylight hours, there’s an incredible view of the Chisos Mountains in the national park. After dark, the entertainment is in the ambience of the lights of the Porch.