Welcome to Jacks Monterey Guest Post by Brian Hein, Director of Food & Beverage, Portola Hotel & Spa

Located in the Portola’s brand new lobby, Jacks Monterey serves the freshest locally sourced ingredients alongside an award winning wine list and features an exciting menu highlighting different flavor profiles unique to cultures from around the world. Now open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, Jacks Monterey is quickly becoming one of Monterey’s…

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Renovation Update: Fusing Monterey’s Maritime History with Contemporary Public Art Guest Post by Nancy Williams, Monterey Conference Center Director of Sales & Events

Slated for completion this summer, the highly anticipated, newly renovated Monterey Conference Center will soon be boasting a spectacular new piece of public art. Greeting visitors as they walk onto the sparkling new plaza at the Conference Center and Portola Hotel & Spa, will be a new, contemporary stainless steel sculpture featuring a school of…

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Searching for “Buried Treasures”

There’s nothing more precious than a child’s imagination. Whether it be pretending to soar to the moon or search for buried treasure, I always love listening to my children as they describe the many adventures they have created in their colorful little minds. So, when they had the opportunity to experience their first Portola Pirates…

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Blog Manager: Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas, the editor of Central Coast Living, is a native Californian with a passion for travel and adventure. After growing up in Pacific Grove, CA, Lisa traveled and experienced life before returning to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to begin her career and family.  Lisa is a freelance writer, entrepreneur, mother and volunteer and loves…

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Intro to Central Coast Living

Welcome to Central Coast Living, the newest spot for info, insider tips and events on the Monterey Peninsula and beyond, brought to you by the Portola Hotel & Spa. My name is Lisa Thomas and I’ll be your guide. From great packages and specials to new activities and menu additions, I will make sure that…

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