Portia Gibbons is the main antagonist and the "pretty and posh" member of Troop 828. Although she does not wear the standard uniform of the Honeybees, she partakes in the regular scout activities provided from Mary Frances Gibbons (the Honeybee troop leader).
Portia is Bessie Higgenbottom's rival throughout the series, who often pulls pranks and jokes towards her and other forms of torture and embarrassment on her for many reasons, mostly just for kicks, and mainly calls her "Messie". Along with Gwen Wu (Her right-hand assistant and friend), Portia will stop at nothing to prevent Bessie from achieving her goal of becoming "The Mighty Bee". In the episode "Ten Little Honeybees", Portia had her brothers trick Bessie in some way involving a door. In "Bee Afraid", when Portia tells a scary story, Bessie screams and runs away. Portia is often seen carrying a mean and domineering attitude, especially towards Bessie, constantly harboring a grudge towards her for presumably always being better than her at most things and gets very jealous at her for doing things she doesn't get the chance to, In "Super Secret Weakness" Portia (along with Gwen and Penny) starts playing with Bessie and her fear of Zucchinis after she saw her protesting about them on TV. She lives in a normal-sized house, but fully expects to be treated like a celebrity. Used to getting her way, Portia does not accept being told "no" (which everyone, except for Bessie, pretty much goes along with). Portia is very conceited and gets extremely upset when she gets dirty or gets a pimple on her face or when her overall appearance in general gets tarnished, she loves makeup, celebrities, anything spa-related, and is obsessed with gelato. She is also incredibly lazy, being very reluctant to do actual work and often complains about it and gets others to do the job for her, because she has better things to think about, such as moisturizing.
Portia is usually outspoken and doesn't take any nonsense to those who talk back towards her. However, in "Bat Mitzvah Crashers". A more vulnerable side of her is shown when her cousin Chelsea is in town and commands Portia to make sure her Bat Mitzvah is absolutely perfect. Portia cowardly (and shakily) does as asked. Later on she is seen having her feelings hurt when Chelsea cold heartedly admonished her for sitting at the head table when she wasn't allowed to sit there because she wasn't "head table material", Portia apologizes for this, and then is told by Chelsea that she was no longer her cousin anymore, making her cry. She displays a more friendlier side to Bessie and Penny when she helps them escape Chelsea's Bat Mitzvah, she later overcomes her fear of her cousin when she tells her her hair is freezing when she gets run over by a giant snowball made by Ben.
Portia is a ten-year old tall girl. She has fair skin, short blonde hair which wore in a ponytail, dark seafoam green eyes, and three-bucked teeth. She wears a white long sleeved shirt with the collar worn flipped up, a light blue sash with three badges on it (though these badges aren't present in most episodes) and a skirt the same color as her sash, high-knee socks with three blue stripes at the top, and brown mary janes. On her ten and a half birthday, she wears a light blue dress with squares on it, a dark blue ribbon-like belt, and black mary janes. While swimming, she wears a white bikini with a light blue stripe on it.
In Season 2, her eyes are now neon blue.
- Rocky Rhodes (love interest)
- Expoliating before Tanning
- Gwen Wu
- Bessie Higgenbottom (most times)
- Penny Lefcowitz
- Mary Frances Gibbons
- Chelsea Gibbons
- Bessie failing
- Bossing Ben around
- Messing with Bessie
- Looking "fabulous"
- Sissy Sullivan
- Bessie Higgenbottom (most times)
- Millie Millerson
- Ben Higgenbottom
- Richard and Dick Gibbons
- Happy Higgenbottom
- Hilary Higgenbottom
- The Beavers
- The Dragonflies
- Working hard
- Gross stuff
- Getting busted
- She used to have a pet dog named Precious who's really a rat even though Precious is only seen in the pilot episode.
- Portia seems to know Cherry even though none of the other Honeybees do.
- Her true friends are the Honeybee Scouts.
- Portia and the rest of her family is Jewish, as revealed in "Bat Mitzvah Crashers."
- She has a crush on Rocky in "We Got the Bee," though this is not shown in any other episode.