Arduino mega r3 PORTL PORTK PORTF

Apologies in advance if the answer is already here (somewhere) having searched the galaxy.

Before I part with cash for an Arduino mega r3 - which has all the ports I need in the configuration I need i.e. ports that are 8 bits wide, can anyone who has an r3 categorically confirm that you can write to all 8 bits in one go with a statements like:

// in the setup section

// setup direction
DDRL = B11111111; Hopefull this means set ALL PORTL to outputs

And in the loop section

PORTL = B11111111 // set all PORTL pins HIGH or instead use 0xFF in place of the B and 1’s
delay(1000);
PORTL = B00000000 // set all PORTL pins LOW or use 0x00 in place of the B and 0’s

Only asking because in my quest to find the answer - some are saying this doesn’t work on PORTL and K not to mention F

And therefore not point in wasting my money.

If money is an issue, then why not use a $0.20 74HC595 serial to 8-bit parallel shift register.
Leo..

Paulzippo:
some are saying this doesn't work on PORTL and K not to mention F

Where you hear that?

All of ports F, K, and L are brought out to Mega header pins.

Direct port manipulation of all pins are thus possible.

Thanks to all who responded.

I have had it confirmed that you can manipulate the ports mentioned directly.