Wedding Day Bliss

Wedding Day Bliss – Plan Your Perfect Monterey Bay Wedding You said, “YES”, and now it’s time to begin the planning to say, “I DO”! Plan your perfect destination wedding in Monterey, California at the Portola Hotel & Spa. Begin with meeting with one of our onsite event and wedding professionals as they help navigate…

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48 Hours in Monterey

48 Hours in Monterey When planning a weekend getaway, every moment counts! From relaxing poolside, spa treatments, dining out (or in, who doesn’t love room service?), and just plain exploring, let us inspire some ideas for your next 48 hours in Monterey! Being within walking distance to so many amazing activities and sites, leave the…

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Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub

Q&A: Meet the Brewers at Peter B’s Brewpub Did you know that the Portola Hotel & Spa is also home to Monterey, California’s original craft brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub? Operating since 1996, Peter B’s is regarded as one of the best breweries in Monterey, boasting award winning, house made craft beers. The extensive beer menu…

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Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting

Plan a Summertime Monterey Meeting Known for our mild temperatures in the summer months, escape the heat and plan your summer season meeting, right here at the Portola Hotel and Spa in Monterey, CA. Your guests will not only be “cool” but will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of unique, outdoor activities. Group…

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American Craft Beer Week 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub

American Craft Beer Week 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub Craft Beer Lovers unite, May 13-19, 2019 during American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) 2019 at Peter B’s Brewpub. Celebrate all things craft beer from a behind the scenes Brewery Tours to new releases, a Brewer’s Dinner, Trivia Night, Daily & Late-Night Happy Hour, and more. This…

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Pairings We Love at Peter B’s

Pairings We Love at Peter B’s With baseball season in full swing, the sunshine and a little spring fever – there’s no better time of year to enjoy a cold craft beer and some good grub. We sat down with Peter B’s Brewpub, Head Brewer, Justin Rivard and asked for his favorite beer and food…

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Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip

Extend Your Monterey Bay Work Trip Sometimes you’re lucky enough to head to a beautiful destination for a conference or work trip. And when work travel has you ending up in a place like Monterey, California, there’s no reason not to extend that trip and turn it into a vacation! Here at the Portola Hotel…

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Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst

Portola Culinary Team Spotlight: Chef Carl Ashurst We are so fortunate here at the Portola Hotel & Spa to have a such a talented and experienced team of culinary professionals and recently had the opportunity to visit with our Executive Sous Chef, Carl Ashurst and learn a bit more about his background. Carl is a…

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Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide

Portola’s Holiday Gift Guide ‘Tis the season for giving and receiving – but, often times holiday shopping can be overwhelming and a bit cumbersome. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to check off all the items on your holiday gift giving list – all at once and even treat yourself along the way? Well,…

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Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub

Craft Beer Pairings at Peter B’s Brewpub Guest Post by Justin Rivard, Head Brewer, Peter B’s Brewpub When I think about food pairings from our menu, along with our house made craft beers, I approach it very similar to the philosophy of Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer: Match (flavor) intensity Find harmonies (or similarities)…

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