Portola Dining Commons

Breakfast 7:00am - 10:00am
Lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
Brunch 10:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm



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Located at Santa Catalina Residence Hall, Portola looks out over an Olympic-size pool and palm trees, creating the impression of eating at a resort. Portola is known for its festive holiday atmosphere, whether it’s transforming itself into a haunted house at Halloween, serving up romantic desserts for Valentine’s Day, or setting up a chips and salsa bar with blended fruit drinks for Cinco de Mayo. Santa Catalina residents enjoy a large variety of menu options Monday through Sunday. Residents can also pick up a sack meal if they have a long day of classes.

  • Breakfast & Brunch:
    • Portola serves a full breakfast Monday through Friday.
    • On the weekends a brunch with both breakfast and lunch entrees is available during expanded hours.
  • Lunch & Dinner
    • Salads, Soups and Potatoes: Portola’s beautiful salad bar is the centerpiece of the dining room with a large number of creative salad toppings to put on fresh tossed greens.
    • A separate area is dedicated exclusively to organic fruits and vegetables. Nearby are fresh soups and hot baked potatoes.
  • Sizzle Line and Deli
    • Freshly grilled burgers or sandwiches are customized to your taste.
    • Pick up fries or onion rings to go with your meal.
    • Or make your own deli sandwich from a variety of breads and sandwich meats.
  • Specialty Line
    • Made to Order: Different items are daily prepared such as make-your-own Pizza, Hot Dog Bar, Chili Bar, Sushi, Chicken and Waffle bar, Cuban sandwich line, and much more.
  • Traditional Hot Line
    • If you want home cooking, comfort food, and international cooking, try Portola’s hot line.
    • The daily menu varies greatly throughout the month, and to keep your eating experience interesting, new recipes are tested and introduced regularly.
  • Sweets
    • Soft serve frozen yogurt with toppings, cakes, pies, cupcakes, bars, and cookies are abundant at lunch and dinner to satisfy any sweet tooth.