Ok, I had to uninstall all the mods I had installed on the site. Reinstalled the portal and it was still doing it. Uninstalled it again and went and did a database clean up. I got rid of all the extra stuff in the database. Reinstalled the portal and now it is working good.
BTW, after I uninstalled the portal and reinstalled it, all the blocks I had made before the uninstall came back. I did not see anything in the database for the portal after I uninstalled it. Not sure what was storing the block data at that point.
O well! My mistake was uninstalling the portal and try installing the new release. I should have just let it upgrade instead. I always have to do things the hard way. LOL!