We went to "check out" Porto's Bakery in Glendale for our first time. I was expecting the usual...a case or two of day-old pastries, etc. etc.
We saw the crowds on the sidewalk as we approached, and we knew we were in the right place! Oh -- WOW! Where have I been all my life that I have missed this place? Two huge rooms filled solidly with customers enjoying their Porto's selections. The lines were somewhat chaotic -- there were several and we didn't know which line to enter -- but I am not sure it matters.
We ordered the Midnight Sandwich and a guava-cream pastry, to share. The sandwich was perfect, and the pastry was ... well, perfect as well!
This place is "not-to-be-missed!" We enjoyed the Glendale location, but I am told that the Burbank bakery is the newer of the two.
135 North Brand Blvd.