Monthly Archive: September 2017

Sep 29

Backyard To Bar – Portola Gardeners Grow Hops For Hyper Local Brew

A new spin on “farm to table” is happening right here in the Portola with F.D.R.‘s newest brew, “Hyper-Local Fresh Hop Ale.” Brewery owners, Kevin & Shae Inglin, teamed up with Ruth Wallace who runs the Portola Garden District Tour, to create this unique twist on the locally sourced food movement. Ruth tapped into her …

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Sep 27

Live Performances Of Hamlet In McLaren Park This Weekend

SF Shakes Presents Hamlet September 23-24, 29–30 & October 1st, See Times Below McLaren Park Jerry Garcia Amphitheater The Details: Returning for the 5th year, SF Shakes returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater to present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Hamlet, which speaks strongly about disenfranchisement in the questionable succession of King Claudius to the throne of Denmark …

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Sep 27

11th Annual Portola Garden District Tour Saturday

It’s that time of the year again.  Get a peek into all the hidden spaces and meet some of your neighbors here in San Francisco’s Garden District.  This year’s event has been simplified so no tickets needed but donations are accepted at each garden site.  All the essential info: Why: Get a peek into private spaces, …

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Sep 26

That’s Bananas – Growing Here In The Garden District

  An unusual sight for San Francisco, spotted growing here in the Garden District, around 3,500 miles north of its natural tropical habitat.  This photo was sent to us from a reader who caught these unripened bananas growing in the front yard of a home on the 400 black of Girard Street.  The house is on …

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Sep 22

Portola Prost! – 2nd Annual Oktoberfest Starts Saturday

The week long celebration begins tomorrow (9/23) at F.D.R. down on San Bruno. Special brews, accordians and sausages this and next Saturday with a Munich beer tent vibe all week.  Here are all the details from Kevin & Shae: Our favorite time of year is upon us! OKTOBERFEST! We will be kicking off our week …

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Sep 21

Portography: It’s A Beautiful Morning In The Neighborhood

After weeks of bizarre weather, we are having a beautiful morning here in the Portola. So much so that a neighbor texted me a sunrise photo taken as she left for work. I noticed a couple similar photos on neighbor’s Facebook feeds so I thought I’d share the natural beauty that comes with being on …

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Sep 12

Mayor To Unveil Avenue Theater’s Striking New Neon Tomorrow – Come Join The Party!

After years of planning and decades of wishful thinking, tomorrow night Mayor Ed Lee will flip the switch on a new chapter in the Avenue Theater’s history.  Come join the countdown and tour an historical exhibit curated by our Portola neighbors in the old Johnson’s B.B.Q. space.  Live organ music, ice cream and an after …

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