Portfolio sites are for those who want to show off lots of images and graphics, perhaps for a photographer, artist or graphic designer.
Brochure sites are exactly as they state, the online brochure for your business. They can have as much or as little functionality as you require.
Ski Chalets Four Valleys
Functionality: Brochure site. Images montages, animated image galleries, lots of useful links, drop-down comprehensive navigation menus, online booking form and availability.