h20lover! You met with some of my very favorite people!! I keep hearing about Jambel's - need to try it!
As for Portofino's, sucks about the weather. I can see how that would really damper your evening. I have been to Portofino's for lunch in the daytime and I can tell you that it's a really great place to have BBQ lunch and hang out around the property. I found the atmosphere really top notch when I was there. Hope you'll give it another shot.
Thanks for posting your report!