Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 24

2015 Portola Garden Tour Sneak Peek

Portola is known as San Francisco’s Garden District but on outward appearances that name may seem a bit misleading to the casual outsider.  The Portola’s wide canals of asphalt, lined with pastel houses and older Japanese cars, seem to be rarely pierced by the odd tree or a burst of colorful bougainvillea.  The lush gardens …

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Sep 18

HGTV Show Calls the Portola “Up and Coming”…then we get dissed.

Well it was bound to happen, we have traveled under the radar for far too long. The best neighborhood that nobody has ever heard of is officially a one time reality TV star on basic cable!  If you didn’t catch it, Portola was recently featured on HGTV’s new show A Sale of Two Cities where the ‘hood was called “up …

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Sep 14

Goettingen St. (and beyond) Neighbors Beautifying the Portola

Gardeners all over the neighborhood are scrambling with last minute weeding, mulching and planting in preparation for the upcoming 9th annual Portola Garden Tour. The neighbors of the G.N.G (Goettigen Neighbors Group) are no exception as they spent Saturday together sprucing up the Goettingen Street staircase. Work began very early (10 a.m.) with some light …

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Sep 09

Portola small business booming in the San Francisco heat!

Wow. IT IS HOT. And some of our fellow Portola residents are taking advantage of this heat to drive business. This weekend past saw one such entrepreneur take to the streets with a perfectly timed lemonade stand. As you can see from the serious look on the young business woman’s face, she was intent on …

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Sep 09

Hateful graffiti brings the community closer together

Well this just happened 🙁 Which makes us all feel very sad. BUT then this happened.. Which makes us all proud the Portola community is so strong. I’m pretty sure the disgusting individual/s who wrote these messages do not read the Portola Planet, irregardless, we’d like to inform the person/s their actions will not be tolerated. It’s …

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