Site Map Sketch
A good place to start in building a portfolio website is to sketch a site map. This will act as the bare bones of the website, and will be the beginning of the planning process.
Kyle drew up a quick example of how a site map should look onto the whiteboard. I based my site map on this example and added what I intend to include on my portfolio site.
Here is my site map sketch:
I now have a base for my content wireframes, and later, my website.