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Dec 13, 2008 07:32 AM

Porto's in Downey

Read in the print LA Times this morning, Porto's bakery has been approved by the Downey City Council to bring the bakery to downtown Downey.

The Porto family closed escrow in November on a $9.4 million facility (includes a two story parking garage and 15,000 square foot bakery) on 92,000 feet of land. Construction is slated to start in May, with the location opening by April 2010.

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  1. Yay! Can never have enough Portos.

    1. Does it say where in Downey? The closer it is to the 5, the more I'm concerned for my already increasing waistline.

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      1. re: JAB

        8233 Firestone Boulevard--there's also talk of putting in a Fresh & Easy, and a BJ's.

          1. re: justagthing

            I looked at google maps, the location is southeast of Firestone and Paramount, between Downey Avenue, and New Street.

            1. re: justagthing

              /me hands you

              Downey Ave. is the cross street, between Lakewood and Paramount Blvds., within reasonably easy striking distance of the 5.

        1. Oh, someone make sure to keep us updated. I haven't gone out to their locations, but I use to go to a Cuban New Year's Eve party and at our after party, the Portos would bring all sorts of goodies for us to munch on, pastries and especially the media noche sandwiches. Stomach growling now!

          1. I spoke to the ladies at Porto's Glendale today and they are ahead of schedule -- hoping to be open by Christmas.

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            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              Ive never had the pleasure in having Porto's anything but I do live in Downey. So what do they have to offer?

              1. re: Spyder07

                The potato balls and meat pies are our takeout favorites - we aren't big on sweet pastries, though I've loved all of theirs that I've tried. The pork sandwich and the Cubana are both very good; I've avoided the medianoche because it's got sweet stuff in it, but everyone else raves about it.

                1. re: Will Owen

                  Spyder, here is a thread I started when I was a Porto's newbie. Do a search and you will find many other threads. In short they are worth driving to Burbank or Glendale to check out. (I like Burbank for the better parklng) Take your time and look around. Be aware that after your first visit you most probably will be hooked and will anxiously await the day they open near you. On that glorious day people will be lined up around the block to get inside. It will be a true culinary event.