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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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August Happenings On & Around the Monterey Bay

  No matter what weekend you decide to make Monterey your summer getaway, chances are there’s a festival just waiting for you to enjoy.  With everything from the Scottish and Greek Festivals to the Watsonville Strawberry Festival, there’s no shortage of good food, fun entertainment and great excitement to be had! Start off with a…

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Best Beaches on the Monterey Peninsula

It’s common knowledge that the Monterey Bay has one of the most beautiful coastlines on the entire planet. But with all those miles of photo-worthy shore, how can you tell which beach is right for you? Central Coast Living’s team has visited them all and here are a few of our favorites! Located off of…

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The Magic of a Monterey Wedding

Before you know it, the season of tiered cakes, white tulle and lifelong commitment will be upon us—wedding season. If you have arrived at the obvious decision that Monterey Bay is synonymous with wedding planning, then consider Portola Hotel & Spa as your enchanted venue. Located on the picturesque Monterey Bay, there couldn’t be a…

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Live Music By The Bay

The Monterey Peninsula has always been known for its musical roots. Festivals have been an integral part of Monterey Bay culture since the 1950’s and the region is quickly becoming a must-visit for some of the biggest names around!  With headliners playing nearly every single weekend, why not make the trip to Monterey and not…

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