Shopping Guide

Downtown Monterey Shopping & Nightlife

Just steps outside the Portola Hotel & Spa, Downtown Monterey bustles with vibrancy and life. From the quaint shops, galleries and museums to live music venues and historic landmarks, Downtown Monterey has something for everyone. Centered around Alvarado Street, Downtown Monterey has a long and storied history. As California’s first capital, many of the buildings…

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Monterey Peninsula Car Week 2014

Portola Hotel & Spa lobby. Whether you are a classic car aficionado like Jay Leno or just a casual observer, there is nothing like seeing the glimmering shine of a freshly detailed car or hearing the roar of an engine coming to life. Celebrities of the human and automotive kind will be on hand August…

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Meet Arturo Corres

Meet Arturo Corres; hardworking, takes charge and extremely reliable.  Arturo has been pumping out clean dishes and keeping the kitchen running at the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California for the past 22 years. He joined the team as an entry level Dishwasher and within a few years, his outstanding performance and high standards…

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Peter B’s Brews & Bites Contest

And the Winner Is…IPA Braised Carnitas Over Polenta Cakes by Camilla Mann Peter B’s Brews & Bites Contest During the month of July Peter B’s Brewpub held one of the coolest contests around town! Rookie chef’s where challenged to design an original recipe for an appetizer incorporating one of the brewpub’s original craft beers. Three…

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