Being almost as adept at bowling as I am at computers (I could bowl 300 only if I was allowed to add the scores of at least five games), I think I might know this one.
When I go to discusscooking.com it takes me to what I believe is the portal.
At least I lost myself into some morass on this site, on purpose, and clicked the portal thingy (have no idea what to call that) at the top, and it took me to the place I usually find myself when I check in.
When I want to see more, I just click on forum. It seems to me that in general the title topics listed first on the forum are those on the portal.
I think that is the answer.
But if not , what the heck. I am used to failure. After all, the bowling league will not even return my calls.
Before criticizing a person, walk a mile in his shoes - then you are a mile away and you have his shoes!