Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local

Five Ways to Enjoy Monterey Like a Local When it comes to living like a local in Monterey, California it’s all about appreciating the beauty of the local landscape and natural resources, taking advantage of all the amazing recreational activities available all year round, and savoring the local flavors available to us, whether from the…

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Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm’s First of the Season Asparagus

Spring Recipe Feature: Coke Farm’s First of the Season Asparagus As the rains begin to slow down and sunny days are returning, springtime in Monterey is lovely! In celebrating this time of year, our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is excited to share one of his favorite, healthy, fresh and delicious recipes. Even better, it features,…

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All Things Peet’s Coffee

Guest Post by Stacie Tarantino, General Manager of Peet’s Coffee at the Portola Hotel & Spa With the recent opening of the NEW Peet’s Coffee at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we wanted to share some of the very cool and most importantly, delicious facts about Peet’s Coffee in general, but also some special features…

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It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway

It’s Never Too Early to Plan a Spring Break Getaway The Spring season is right around the corner and there’s no better time than NOW to begin planning your Spring Break Getaway to beautiful, Monterey, California! Relax on the beach, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium, shop at quaint boutiques, stand up paddle board along the…

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Five Must See & Do Spring Activities

Five Must See & Do Spring Activities Spring is almost upon us and that means now is the perfect time to begin planning for some fun activities to partake in during your next visit to the Monterey Peninsula. Though, there are endless activities and adventures available throughout the Monterey Bay Area and beyond, we narrowed…

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Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained

Q & A with Chef Danny – Culinary Terms Explained Sometimes being in the kitchen can be a little intimidating, especially when embarking upon a new technique or recipe. We recently had the chance to sit down with Portola Hotel & Spa, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and had him answer a few culinary questions that…

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10 Things We Love About Monterey

10 Things We Love About Monterey As many of us know the Monterey Bay Area is one of those special places that many instantly fall in love with, but what really makes this destination so special, is the natural beauty and ease of getting around. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day with love a plenty…

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Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team

Travel Tips from the Portola Hotel Team When visiting the Monterey Peninsula and the Portola Hotel & Spa, the possibilities for fun, food, recreation and even relaxation are endless. We recently collected some “insider travel tips” from our team here at the Portola – not only about things to do in and around Monterey, but…

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Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations

Outdoor Meeting & Event Locations When we say, “it’s all right here” at the Portola Hotel & Spa – we truly mean it! Located in the heart of historic downtown Monterey, California, our location lends itself to an abundance of unique, outdoor spaces, perfect for your next meeting or special event. From historic gardens, to…

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Brunch Booze Buggy Essentials

Brunch Booze Buggy Essentials Planning on hosting brunch or dining out with friends for a fabulous brunch date? Well, let us help you in choosing the best combinations for your favorite brunch cocktails. Inspired by our rolling Booze Buggy Beverage Cart at Jacks Monterey here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we’ve got all the…

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