Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 29

Portography: Moon’s from Mansell, Shelley and Wilde

Well in just a week since Alex kicked off a new trend for the blog, Portography, we’ve had many submissions. In the first post Alex expressed his despair of seeing the same old crappy pictures of the Portola in articles about the neighborhood. Portography was born and challenged the Portolan’s of San Francisco to step …

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Nov 25

McLaren Park’s Promenade Breaks Ground

As JFK Drive is to Golden Gate Park, Mansell Street will soon be to McLaren Park.  On Monday, the city broke ground on the Mansell Corridor Improvements Project, which will transform the Parkway into a pedestrian and bike friendly promenade through the center of the park.  This fantastic but long overdue project seems to signal …

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Nov 21

Portography: San Bruno Noir

Every time I see an article or reference to the Portola on the internet, there is usually some crap photo of the neighborhood that someone took from a passing car on 280.  In response to this injustice to the community, I’m starting an internet campaign to blast images into the net and share what I …

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Nov 08

Porticulture: Greening St. Elizabeth Church

“Porticulture”, the art of garden cultivation and management in the Portola District. Portola got a little less concrete-y yesterday with a little help from a new neighbor and our newest “Porticulturalist”.  Ken Ogle relocated from Corona Heights several months ago to the great unknown of   S/E S.F. and he was immediately smitten with our …

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Nov 03

Free Super Hip Coffee Wednesday!

Portola’s best garage turned coffee shop turns two years old tomorrow (Wednesday 11/4). To celebrate, Four Barrel will be serving up free coffee all day at their Portola location at 1 Burrows St.  Unfortunately the delicious pastries won’t be free tomorrow but perhaps if you bring a candle and sing to Trevor he might cut …

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