Now a days a lot of my friends catching me about setting up their websites or personal blog. Its really a dotCom fashion. Sounds its become the need of everyone. People are loving to contribute towards Internet. And what I am suggesting is to just start with WordPress.
With my love with in WordPress I am pretty biased with it. Though I am not a big WordPress hacker. But to start a personal or corporate portfolio WordPress is the best option to go. Its agile. What you need to do is to find some suitable theme for you. Get designed your logo and color scheme. Customize your theme. So that it gives the unique look. And your site is ready.