Monthly Archive: August 2017

Aug 14

Drag Queen Bingo Presents “Portola Prom” This Thursday

Drag Queen Bingo Presents The Portola Prom Fundraiser This Thursday marks the 5th edition of this popular biannual neighborhood fundraising event. Every Drag Queen Bingo has a theme and this time it’s “Portola Prom”,  You can expect all the trappings of a high school dance but with drag queens, prizes and a bar.  No dates …

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Aug 14

Free Eclipse Glasses At The Portola Library While Supplies Last

Our fabulous Librarian Nicole wants to makes sure that we all experience the solar eclipse safely on the 21st.  San Francisco is too far south to see the full celestial event which means that the only safe way to view the partial eclipse is with a specific type of glasses. Luckily, you can pick up your …

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Aug 12

A Portola Artist Designs A Portola T-Shirt

Earlier this summer, we let you know how to show a little neighborhood pride and support a good cause with a Portola t-shirt. Today we are featuring a design created by neighborhood artist Phillip Hua.   This Portola shirt design features native birds and wind swept  grasses, no doubt from our notorious winds.  McLaren Park’s iconic …

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Aug 10

Invite Your Friends & Neighbors To WildeWhere…wait, what’s that?

One of McLaren Park’s many hidden gems is the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, a 700 seat greek style amphitheater that’s right in our backyard but secluded enough to give you the feeling that you’ve been transported outside of the City. The amphitheater has been around since the 70’s, but it wasn’t until the early 2000’s when …

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Aug 10

SF Weekly: The Best Little Neighborhood You’ve Never Heard Of

SF Weekly sure seems to have a soft spot for the Portola.  The local publication named our neighborhood “the best gentrification proof neighborhood in SF” and has featured glowing reviews of San Bruno Ave establishments in the past.  Last week the publication pulled out all the stops on their Portola Lovefest when they dedicated the …

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Aug 07

Join Maya’s Portola Potluck Wednesday

Here at the Planet we want to help promote any effort neighbors make to help build community here in the Portola. A neighbor by the name of Maya had the great idea to start a monthly community potluck. Because what better way is there to get to know your neighbors then by breaking bread together? …

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Aug 05

Solving The Avenue’s Neon Color Mystery

It’s been over 30 years since the neon on the Avenue Theater’s marquee last glowed, and when the P.N.A. took on the restoration project, the goal was to make it look just as it did in its heyday. This presented a problem for the restoration team that was tasked with bringing the iconic sign back …

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Aug 04

15th Annual Jerry Day This Sunday

Those damn hippies are back in the park again (fist shake). Check out the poster below or the official website for more details!

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