Massage and Brunch for Two

Girls Getaway Guide!

Every girl needs a vacation and we know how important quality time with your bestie is – but a little adventure and pampering never hurt either! Here at the Portola Hotel & Spa, we have designed some fun specials and packages, ideal for your next girl’s getaway! Pick from a day trip or a weekend…

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Peter B's Brewery

Head Brewer Collaborates with Country Malt Group to Create Malty Deliciousness

Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub Back in late November, I was talking shop with Jonathan Plise, one of our talented beer ingredient distributors and specialist with Country Malt Group. I worked with Country Malt Group back when I lived in Michigan and love their products and passion for high quality grains,…

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Poppys in Monterey

Holiday Gift Guide

The Holiday Season is upon us and for many of us, this time of year means   lots of shopping. It’s always fun to give gifts that are unique and of course, the “perfect fit” – so here at Central Coast Living, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite, Monterey Bay-themed…

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Pub Talk 2017

Celebrating 5 Years of Pub Talk – Guest Post by Chris Nelson

“You know what that music means…” When KRML’s Jeff White utters these familiar words on November 8th, we will be celebrating the five year anniversary of our radio show, Pub Talk. Broadcasting every Wednesday evening from the patio of Peter B’s Brewpub, Pub Talk is labor of love for those involved in its production.  …

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Beer from Peter B's

Portola’s Fall Favorites

A crispness to the air, falling leaves and pumpkin everything means that Fall is upon us here in Monterey and between the gorgeous weather, holiday events, picturesque surroundings and seasonal food and drink; the Portola Hotel & Spa is celebrating the season! Let’s begin with what’s brewing at Peter B’s Brewpub, Monterey’s original craft brewery!…

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Peter B's Sunday Football & Breakfast


For some of us signs of Fall are leaves changing color and a crispness in the air – but for my husband that sign is FOOTBALL! With preseason games already underway – Football Season is upon us and trust me – in our household plans are already in the works for where to watch the…

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NYE 2018

Get Groovy & Ring In 2018

Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your New Year’s Eve fun – gather your friends, your best Go Go boots and party like it’s the 60’s! This New Year’s Eve the Portola Hotel & Spa is rolling out the tie dye carpet and putting on the most far out party in all of…

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Pizza in the brick oven

Yoga & Beer? Namast-YAY!

Grab a friend and meditate, move and flow with a 90-minute yoga class in the tranquil, outdoor Cottonwood Plaza at the Portola Hotel & Spa, followed by craft beer at Monterey’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub.   Peter B’s and the Portola Hotel have partnered with Monterey-based Yogi, Kate Balog for a Yoga +…

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