Portola

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06

Mar
2018

Portola Dining Commons receives LEED Platinum Certification

Congratulations to the new Portola Dining Commons, which received LEED Platinum certification on December 4th, 2017; making it one of the first dining commons in the UC System to receive such a distinction. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a system developed by the U.S. Green Building...

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25

Jan
2018

Clockwise from Top Left: Vegan Schnitzel, Pad Thai, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Birthday Cake

Each quarter, UCSB’s four dining commons present a memorable, fun, and unique Theme Meal to students, and fall quarter’s Theme Meals did not disappoint!

Ortega celebrated its 60th birthday with a 1950’s theme, right down to the tunes playing on the speakers, the staff dressed in their coolest threads...

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18

Dec
2017

Ramen bowls and spinach ricotta flatbreads offered at the new Portola

Forget whatever preconceived notions come to mind when you hear the words dining commons, because the new Portola is redefining campus dining with every meal. Yes, the majestic building, spacious interior, and cutting-edge equipment is enough to set Portola apart. But what’s on the plate is perhaps the most impressive:...

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03

Nov
2017

Interior and exterior of Portola, the Portola team, the rotisserie oven

After four years of planning, the new Portola Dining Commons is open - and it’s more than just a delicious meal in an impressive new building! At approximately 30,000 square feet of dining space, it is also the largest of UCSB’s four dining commons, serving up to 3,000 hungry customers a day. Portola offers seating for about 800,...

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02

Jul
2015

Shrimp puff canapes

Residential Dining Services is in the news! Dining was highlighted as a college innovator by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, recognized for the success of its weekly Tasting Tables, purchase of local produce, and construction of a new dining commons. In summary—

  • Since the introduction of the Tasting Tables,...
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