Portola Dining Commons has been an institution at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) for many decades, serving as the primary campus eatery for freshmen and a kind of rite of passage. Today, the name remains but the location—and definitely the ambiance and offerings—are vastly different.
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UCSB’s new Portola brings campus dining to “next level”
The school’s venerable Portola Dining Commons now boasts six stations that emphasize Menus of Change principles that feature less red meat and more seafood and vegetable proteins at the center of the plate.