Portuguese Historical Center

Portuguese Historical Center Founded in 1977 by the late Basilio Freitas and others, the Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) of San Diego was one of the first organizations of its kind!
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Operating as usual

As San Diego County moved into the purple tier for covid-19, the Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) is unable to be open...
11/18/2020

As San Diego County moved into the purple tier for covid-19, the Portuguese Historical Center (PHC) is unable to be open the center indoors. An alternative is outdoors and the PHC will be there for your holiday gift needs with 5% off-member discount.

Latest plan for the upcoming Saturday’s from Noon-3PM:
1. November 21st UPSES Market Pre-Order Filhós Market Event
look for a table outside the market selling our merchandise
2. November 28th closed for Thanksgiving weekend
3. December 5th & and possibly the 12th a table will be outside
the Portuguese Historical Center with merchandise for sale.

IMPORTANT! The Tuna Fishing Industry Monument in front of the PHC has only 12 spots left for any names. All names purchased by Dec. 7th will be inscribed by Christmas. It too, is a lovely gift for your Fisherman family member!

Please see below for a small glimpse of merchandise currently for sale. For most current up to date information on holiday hours and lots more, ALWAYS visit our website PHC Website at PHCSanDiego.com

Glimpse of items we are currently selling, but there is more!
5% off for PHC Members

Portuguese Children’s Books $17.00

"Linda Menina, Pretty Girl"This delightful and engaging children’s story, wonderfully illustrated with original watercolors, is a bilingual book with text both in Portuguese and English. It’s a simple story told from the perspective of the baby, talking about how happy it makes her when her mommy tells her how pretty, strong and smart she is. Intended for ages 0-3, it’s a perfect book to begin teaching children Portuguese.

"Lindo Menino, Handsome Boy" is a sweet book told from the perspective of a young boy, about how his mother tells him so many nice things and it makes him feel happy inside. The book is in both Portuguese and English.


"Maria & Joao Go To The Festa" This delightful and engaging children’s book, wonderfully illustrated with original watercolors, is a bilingual book with text both in Portuguese and English. Children will enjoy learning about Portuguese festas.

"Numbers, Colors & Fruits" This delightful and engaging children’s book, wonderfully illustrated with original watercolors, is a bilingual book with text both in Portuguese and English. Children will learn 10 different colors and fruits, and how to count to 10.

Other Books we offer:
The Varsity - Lee Brown, originally from Ocean Beach has discovered and written about an important and fascinating aspect of the Greatest Generation. Many veterans went to war by dropping out of school and enlisting underage. When they came home determined to resume their education, they were older and viewed by some educators as troublesome. As Lee shows us, these vets enriched their schools, communities (including our very our Point Loma and Ocean Beach Portuguese) and it’s time they get our appreciation."

Point Loma Portuguese R O S E V I L L E – Written by our very own Portuguese Point Loman, Jeanne Martin-Smith. A little bit of Portuguese History in the small community of Point Loma in San Diego, where so many Portuguese immigrants settled. Tuna fishing was a thriving industry the church was the heart of the community. Traditions were carried over from the old country and kept alive through storytelling and community events. Get to know this special little community reading along while enjoying the colorful photographs. A visual treat!

Clothing Items for Men, Women and Children

Tanks $20-26, T-Shirts $25, Hoodies $30-$40, Sweat Shirts $30-$40 and Sweat Pants $30

Baby, Toddler & Kid’s Sizes from $20 - $40

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post
11/16/2020

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post

11/15/2020
Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post
11/15/2020

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post
11/15/2020

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post

11/13/2020

We are scheduled to do engraving first week of December. If you would like to add your love one on to the Tuna Industry Monument please visit our website at PHCSandiego.com and print out an application or contact Donna Calhoun at [email protected] or call the PHC at 619.223-8893

Here are a few of our new apparels items at the PHC pop up this Saturday, November 14 starting at 11:30am
11/13/2020

Here are a few of our new apparels items at the PHC pop up this Saturday, November 14 starting at 11:30am

Saturday, November 14th we will have a pop up tent at the Portuguese Hall in the parking lot!! Come a visit us and see a...
11/13/2020

Saturday, November 14th we will have a pop up tent at the Portuguese Hall in the parking lot!! Come a visit us and see all our new Portuguese apparel

#UPSES #PHC #varsity #underagewarriors #mustread#community
11/09/2020

#UPSES #PHC #varsity #underagewarriors #mustread#community

Portuguese Historical Center
11/07/2020

Portuguese Historical Center

Christmas 2020 **Announcing**
BRUNCH with Santa

HOSTED BY:
2021 Festa Presidents
Brian & Deborah Dutra

December 6th
8 seating max available
Pre-paid reservations only!

See PHCSanDiego.com for details

Christmas 2020 **Announcing**BRUNCH with SantaHOSTED BY:2021 Festa PresidentsBrian & Deborah DutraDecember 6th8 seating ...
11/06/2020

Christmas 2020 **Announcing**
BRUNCH with Santa

HOSTED BY:
2021 Festa Presidents
Brian & Deborah Dutra

December 6th
8 seating max available
Pre-paid reservations only!

See PHCSanDiego.com for details

11/06/2020
10/29/2020
10/26/2020
10/24/2020

SPECIAL Book Signing!

Join the Portuguese Historical Center and
UPSES Portuguese Hall Inc. for a
Special Book Signing
“THE VARSITY”
by A. Lee Brown

THE VARSITY
AMERICA’S UNDERAGE WARRIORS,
FROM END ZONES TO KILL ZONES DURING WORLD WAR II

A story of America’s Underage Warriors who fought in World War II. The two main characters are based upon high school boys from Pt. Loma and Ocean Beach; how they met the challenges and fear of war only to face new conflicts when they came home.

Sunday, November 8th at Noon
UPSES Portuguese Hall
2818 Avenida de Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106

*FREE TO THE PUBLIC*
Limited seating
due to Covid-19 Regulations
Refreshments and light appetizers will be served!

The Portuguese Market
08/20/2020

The Portuguese Market

The Portuguese Market
08/12/2020

The Portuguese Market

Come taste some new Portuguese wines at the Market!

Support Local. Keep Doors Open.

United Portuguese SES Inc
08/11/2020

United Portuguese SES Inc

Filhos Sale at The Portuguese Market!

August 22 2020

Limited orders so pre-order your favorite Portuguese donuts today.

Made from scratch, hot for pickup!

Cal the Market 619 704 0506 or pay via Venmo for pickup @portuguese-market

Yummy!

The Portuguese Market
08/11/2020

The Portuguese Market

Perfect combination sold at the Market!

Stop by this week and support local folks. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm

Keep our Market doors open

Poncha and Lapas!

08/10/2020

Good evening. Just wanted to let you know there will be mass on Saturday the 15th at 8am at the grotto for The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary

Also praying the rosary at the grotto at 530p

Intention for an end to the pandemic, restore peace and calm in our cities, country and world...

Spread the word....
All are welcome

Portuguese Historical Center
08/09/2020

Portuguese Historical Center

More photos of our Tunaman's Memorial Service of Rememberance this past Sunday. Thank you to Sheila Avila-Aguilar family for honoring your Father and our Fisherman Lost At Sea.

The Portuguese Market
08/07/2020

The Portuguese Market

We have frozen sardines and a huge variety of vinho verde. Come shop with us all weekend.

Support Local Folks.

More photos of our Tunaman's Memorial Service of Rememberance this past Sunday.  Thank you to Sheila Avila-Aguilar famil...
08/06/2020

More photos of our Tunaman's Memorial Service of Rememberance this past Sunday. Thank you to Sheila Avila-Aguilar family for honoring your Father and our Fisherman Lost At Sea.

We're happy to announce our 2020 Scholarship Recipients Kayla Hatash*ta and Justin Valadao! Read about their bright futu...
08/04/2020
2020 Scholarship Awards – Portuguese Historical Center

We're happy to announce our 2020 Scholarship Recipients Kayla Hatash*ta and Justin Valadao! Read about their bright futures! http://www.phcsandiego.com/portuguese-historical-center-college-scholarships-2/?fbclid=IwAR0FQE6MNqAbYDfdtnIGD3SRUSq5BLcH0x31vX63MZMYqM79jbMrQ2BwMoQ

Because of our generous donors, the PHC offered a total of three (3) college scholarships this year. After receiving more than 15 applications, the following scholarships were awarded:

Beautiful morning celebrating the lives of our Tuna Fishermen who have lost their lives at Sea💙
08/02/2020

Beautiful morning celebrating the lives of our Tuna Fishermen who have lost their lives at Sea💙

The Portuguese Market
07/31/2020

The Portuguese Market

Have a Big "Lapas Feast" this weekend folks!

Just in at the market more frozen lapas for your BBQ party weekend!

Everyone loves Lapas Grelhadas with lots of butter, garlic and pimenta!

Dont forget a side of linguica!

The market has lapas and a variety of Vinho Verde come see us and treat yourself to these specialty items that wont last very long in our store!

Cheers!

The Portuguese Market
07/31/2020

The Portuguese Market

Congrats to our August Market Raffle Winner
Stephanie Heyn!!!

You win a nice bottle of QM Torre Vinho Verde!!

Enjoy!

Dont forget to stop by the Market and enter our F-R-E-E monthly drawing to win goodies!

The Portuguese Market
07/29/2020

The Portuguese Market

Lapas. Lapas. Lapas.

Just In at the Portuguese Market Triunfo Lapas - (limpets) for sale.

What are lapas you ask? They are limpets, a shellfish, think clams, but with only one shell and so much better, they taste salty just like the fresh sea when eaten raw, right out of the shell. Perhaps eating a raw limpet is not your thing, then lapas grelhadas is sure to be!

Come to the Market and purchase a package of our frozen ready to make Triunfo Lapas.

Thank us Later Folks!

Try our Azores Lapas Grelhadas Recipe:

Ingredients:
Package of Frozen Lapas /Limpets (sold @ Market)
Garlic
Portuguese Unsalted butter (sold @ Market)
Lemon juice
Piri Piri Hot Sauce (sold @ Market)

Directions:
Chop the garlic and crush with a mortar and pestle.
Wash the lapas/limpets, open them and detach the mollusk with the point of a knife.
Place the open shells in a ribbed iron grill pan.
Place a little garlic and a small piece of unsalted butter onto each one (salted butter will toughen them).
Place under the broiler for a few seconds and remove as soon as the butter starts to sizzle.
Sprinkle with lemon juice, and piri piri and enjoy.

Also suggested served with a nice glass of Vinho Verde Wine sold at the Market.

07/29/2020
Portuguese Historical Center

Come join us outdoors this Sunday!

A friendly reminder that we are continuing with our Mass and Memorial Service this Sunday

Please review for the details and covid-19 protocols below:

8AM Mass will take place outdoors in the St. Agnes school parking lot near Our Lady of Fatima.

Please bring your own beach or folding chair for both mass and the services

A mask and 6 feet family social distancing is required

07/28/2020

A friendly reminder that we are continuing with our Mass and Memorial Service this Sunday

Please review for the details and covid-19 protocols below:

8AM Mass will take place outdoors in the St. Agnes school parking lot near Our Lady of Fatima.

Please bring your own beach or folding chair for both mass and the services

A mask and 6 feet family social distancing is required

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post
07/27/2020

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post

Photos from Portuguese Historical Center's post
07/27/2020

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Address

2831 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA
92106

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Hours of operation: Saturday's 12:00pm till 3:00pm

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 15:00

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(619) 223-8893

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Bottom Fishing in the Western Pacific Purse Seiners. South Seas and the Proud Heritage in the background. Produced by Fred Rabello. Music by Allan Parsons
This upcoming June 2020 I am leading the study-abroad program “Culture and Contemporary Life in Portugal and the North of Spain.” In a collaboration with FLAD’s Study in Portugal Network, and our colleagues at the U. of Santiago de Compostela, we will be staying 27 days in Lisbon, Porto and Santiago de Compostela (including day trips to Sintra, Coimbra, Guimarães, the Douro Valley, Vigo, Lugo and Cape Finisterra). This course generates 6 units of SDSU credit and is open to non-SDSU students. Students can choose to enroll in Portuguese or Spanish courses and will conduct readings and complete assignments in the specific languages, accordingly. Students who do not speak Portuguese nor Spanish can also enroll in other SDSU General Education courses (Art and General Studies) and complete their readings and assignments in English. This promises to be a very enriching program, at a relative low cost: $5223 (includes lodging, all transportation in the countries, some meals, 3 to 4 star hotels in Lisbon and Porto, the individual rooms at the USC dorms, international insurance, all entrances to museums, etc., and even some meals). I have recorded a 30-minute video info-session, covering a slideshow on the contents of the program and instructions on how to enroll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvLFmnoK0mE&feature=youtu.be Registration ends by March 15. Any questions: [email protected]
Portuguese Heritage Night here in San Diego at the San Diego Sockers Game on April 13 2019! Get your tickets through us the UPSES Portuguese hall website. Tickets: www.upses.com All tickets will be mailed soon. We will all be sitting together in one section representing soccer, with beers, food, team spirit in our Portugal gear! Fun Event for the entire family! All kids will get to go on the field with the players for the national anthem.
Out of 500 tickets for Portuguese San Diego Heritage Night at the Padres we only have 260 tickets left which includes this awesome, custom limited edition Rooster cap. You must go to game to claim your hat and join the festivities. We will have a fun Portuguese tailgate party with an appearance by our Portuguese dancers so come celebrate our culture here in San Diego and wear your gear and hats. Get your tickets asap on our website. Www.upses.com ONCE WE ARE SOLD OUT, WE ARE SOLD OUT FOLKS. Until Next Year. :)
Do you love authentic Portuguese food made by Portuguese home cooks? Well, dont miss this Portuguese Tri Tip dinner hosted by Alianca Acoreana. I am selling tickets and can deliver the tickets to you, supports our club and keeps it going here in San Diego. We can make you a TO GO box too if neeeed for pick up. Complimentary wine and punch too. YUM. Anyone can attend and its Open to the Public with dinner ticket. Buy your tickets from me. Cheers. Dont need to be Portuguese to attend, just love Portuguese food.
Invitations to participate in the Festa Captains Group were mailed out on Thursday (1/27). Please have your Capt check their mail to confirm they received it and return the responses. If your Capt didn’t receive one, please message me directly. It’s not too late to be added to the list.
Jose Orlando Vieira R.I.P
FRIDAY NIGHT - Cabrillo Festival Inc still has tickets for their upcoming wine tasting and comedy night this Friday! Buy tickets on our website www.upses.com ALL proceeds from this event help fund the Miss Cabrillo Festival scholarship helping our queens get their education. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
i am looking for a Portuguese interpreter for an attorney in the San Diego area. if you know of someone please message me. thank you, Carmen does not need to be certified.
DON’T MISS OUT! Less than 20 tickets left for sale. Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack! July 19 2017 Hosted by the United Portuguese Hall of Point Loma. (UPSES Inc) Address 2818 Avenida De Portugal SD CA 92106 Our vintage hall bar will be open for pre-drinking at 9am!! Don’t forget DRESS to IMPRESS and wear your BEST Fancy Hats!!! Get your tickets to ride on the Portuguese Party Bus. We have the best deal in town for this event. Only $50 per person and includes round trip air conditioned bus trip with bathroom, complimentary champagne and breakfast treats, entry to the park. We can also drink on the bus which BYOB. PURCHASE TICKETS: www.upses.com Open to the Public, best networking event! Fun People. **All proceeds from this event go directly to our historic hall of Point Loma** For more info contact: [email protected] or 619 347 6346. https://www.facebook.com/DelMarRaces/videos/10155587624753331/