We walked there via Magnolia Blvd. It's only a few blocks away which makes it dangerously convenient for us. There have only been a handful of times that we have gone there that the line wasn't 30 people deep. However, they have an amazing staff that quickly but attentively takes care of everyone...they have never gotten our order wrong.
Porto's has an amazing selection of breads, pastry, danishes, anything and everything sweet, as well as a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and beverages. Carl usually gets Potato Balls or Meat Pies and has recently been finishing the meal with their individual sized Flan. I hate to admit it, but I always get the same thing, a Feta Sandwich. It's made with their fresh baguette bread, feta cheese, basil, red onions, tomato, and oil. I pick off the tomatoes. If you order a sandwich and eat it there it comes with plantain chips. YUM!
The place was packed that day and we sat outside in the shade to eat. I enjoy sitting outside and people watching when it is cool enough. I had on a tank top and shorts and I had to laugh when we saw people in jeans, long sleeve shirts, and even a girl in a sweat shirt! It was in the 90's! Maybe we are still "new" here and our blood hasn't thinned out yet, I just hope I don't think the 90's are "chilly" in a few years. I also can't imagine what summer heat feels like if this is just spring heat.
We walked home via Clark Ave just so we could have a change of scenery and there are more trees on that street to offer us some shade. Almost everyone who lives here seems to have a gardener or a green thumb...neither of which I have currently. I had to get the camera out and take a picture of this persons roses. They were huge and so beautiful.