I very rarely get up to the Glendale / Burbank area, but yesterday found me trolling down Brand Boulevard near lunchtime. Carousel to the left of me. Porto's to the right. Both Chowhound favorites I'd never been to.
Having remembered the Chowhound love for the potato balls, I turned hard to starboard and moored behind Porto's. At 11:15, the place was already packed. After a fairly substantial wait, I ordered a medianoche sandwich and one of the famed potato balls. Both very good, but I think I enjoyed the deep fried ground meat filled croquettes even more than my sandwich.
There were some other croquette and empanada looking things in the hot display case. My guess is that those don't suck either. Endless rows of sweet pastries looked good too. What else do you Porto's regulars recommend next time I'm in your part of the world?