This feature article summarizes the recent progress in porous perovskite oxides as advanced catalysts for both energy conversion applications and various heterogeneous reactions. Recently, research has been focused on specifically designing porous perovskite materials so that large surface areas can be harnessed and surface properties can be improved. Numerous potential applications of porous perovskites have been investigated, including heterogeneous catalysis and air battery applications that rely on interactions and/or reactions of other components with porous perovskites. The main objective of this article is to examine the progress of recent research studies on porous perovskite nanomaterials, including the preparation methods and their applications in catalysis and batteries. The wide variety of the related knowledge on porous mixed oxides can provide guidance for researchers with interests ranging from the design of functionalized materials to the field of heterogeneous catalysis and electrochemical applications.