Boss Crump, mayor of Memphis at the beginning of the 20th century had the vision to take what he called the backdoor of the city, a riverfront made up of commercial docks, cotton bales & industrial trash heaps, and transform it into a beautiful riverfront park to serve as a welcome mat for all who visit and call Memphis home. He envisioned our riverfront to be The Front Porch of the City of Good Abode.

Welcome to The Front Porch. A place to enjoy the view. A place to relax. A place to gather with your neighbor. A place to imbibe & nourish your soul. A place where we celebrate.  A place to where you always feel welcome.

The Front Porch is a pop up dining experience on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi beginning in June 2017.

The Majestic


Chef Patrick Reilly and partner Deni of The Majestic Grille bring their dedication to approachable, classic food and a culture of gracious hospitality to The Front Porch. 

Riverfront Development Corporation

The Riverfront Development Corporation was created in the year 2000 to provide stewardship and a fresh vision for the Memphis riverfront.