Porkeri lies just north of Vįgur on Sušuroys east coast.
The place has been inhabited at least as early as the 14th century.
The wooden church is from 1847 and contains things donated by seamen who survived lethal storms on the sea.
In 1984 a new school was built in the village. It is built in a modern Faeroese style and has grass on the roof.
The old school in Porkeri was built in 1888. It was used as such for 96 years. It is now owned by Porkeris Bygdasavn which is a museum.
Tradition says that once in the old days a dispute of field boundaries between Porkeri and the neighbouring village Hov was sorted out by a walking-race between one man from each village.