Porterfield’s was founded in 1965 by Brooke and Virginia Porterfield along with son David (who was 16 at the time-just old enough to drive the delivery truck!). The original store was at 2607 SW 21st where it remained until the early 1980’s when David purchased the store from his parents and moved it to its current location at Huntoon and Oakley in the Westboro Mart. Since its inception, Porterfield’s has been a bellwether of classic floral design with an original flair.
The store has been involved in many momentous events in Topeka and Kansas history, including inaugurals and other State events, presidential visits and services for local dignitaries. Porterfield’s has not only been chosen as Topeka’s best florist many times, it is also the only local florist and one of the very few Kansas florists to be selected as a member of Fine Flowers, the country’s listing of premier florists.