10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center

10 Fun Facts: Featuring the Monterey Conference Center Guest Post by Nancy Whitman, Director of Sales & Events, City of Monterey & Monterey Conference Center I’m often asked, about all the upgrades and features here at the NEW Monterey Conference Center (MCC), as well a bit of the history about our facility. I believe it…

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Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa

Holiday Happenings at the Portola Hotel & Spa Enjoy in the magic of this holiday season during the Portola Hotel & Spa’s Winter Wonderland, December 13-25th! From holiday—themed dining events, Christmas carols to cookie decorating, a life size Gingerbread House for holiday photo ops, and even a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus – there…

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Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips

Portola’s Eco-Friendly Travel Tips As one of Central California’s first green hotels, here at the Portola Hotel & Spa we strive to be as eco-conscious and eco-friendly as possible –here on property, as well as in our day to day lives. We recently asked some of our amazing team members to share their tips and…

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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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Chef’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins

Chef’s Thanksgiving Recipe: Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins Pumpkin spice and everything nice! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and why not add in a new recipe for friends and family to enjoy! This season, Portola Hotel & Spa Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is sharing a family favorite, Sugar Pie Pumpkin Maple Muffins. So, preheat…

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Winter Specials at the Portola

Winter Specials at the Portola With the holiday and winter months fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to begin planning for a Winter Getaway! Why not experience a California winter with sunshine, surfing, sunsets, beach walks and Monterey Bay fun? Two new, just released, Winter Specials are now available starting at just $199. If a…

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Everything Pumpkin at the Portola

Everything Pumpkin at the Portola Fall is here and so is the return of pumpkin everything! From tasty treats to savory dishes, Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns to pumpkin patches – pumpkins are the “it” squash of the season! With the much-anticipated opening of Peet’s Coffee here at the Portola Hotel & Spa coming soon, we…

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Top Five Places to Play Fetch on the Monterey Peninsula

Top Five Places to Play Fetch on the Monterey Peninsula Guest Post by Charlie the Doodle by the Bay This one is for all you doggies out there! We all know that getting outside and running around is simply the best – but when there’s a ball is involved – well that’s just woof-tastic! Being…

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Fall Inspired Recipes by Chef Danny

Fall Recipe Feature: Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan & Sticky Toffee Pudding Fall is almost upon us and our Portola Hotel & Spa, Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese is sharing two of his favorite dishes of the season. Whether you’re looking for something comforting and hearty or a sweet treat, it’s all right here! Mama’s Eggplant Parmesan Yields:…

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Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway

Staying Healthy During Your Monterey Bay Getaway You work hard all week long, the weekend rolls around and your getting ready to take a little getaway…but how do you maintain your fitness routine and keep healthy? As many of you know it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon when travelling, but when visiting the…

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