Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov 16

Flowery Fruit & Cake Creations At New(ish) Bakery

It’s Cheap, It’s Nice & Most Importantly, It’s Good! I’ll just come right out and admit it, I turned my nose up at Fancy Wheat Field Bakery before it moved into its new location, the cramped old space serving hotdog filled pastries wasn’t calling my name. That all changed several months back when a neighbor …

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Nov 08

Portola Receives Two S.F. Beautiful Awards!

The impressive amount of community work being done in the neighborhood has received some larger citywide recognition at the 2017 S.F. Beautiful Awards. S.F. Beautiful is a non-profit that dates back to 1947 and advocates for beautification and the preservation of S.F.’s character. Over the years the group has managed to save the cable cars …

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Nov 07

Brighter White L.E.D. Street Lights Arriving In The Portola Now

  The nighttime cityscape is in the beginning stages of a complete transformation as the S.F.P.U.C. and P.G.&E. switch their street lamps over to higher efficiency L.E.D. bulbs. Start saying your goodbyes to the ubiquitous sodium vapor bulbs that have washed cities in an orange glow for decades. The new L.E.D.s selected for San Francisco’s …

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Nov 03

The G.O. Annual Wine Sale & Portola Store Update

Attention Neighborhood Winos If you enjoy wine and haven’t checked out the deals and variety at the Grocery Outlet (1390 Silver Ave), you are missing out. As we have reported in the past, their wine following is so strong that someone has dedicated a blog to reviewing their selections . For any newbies or dedicated G.O. …

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Nov 02

Wrestling For Charity With A Very S.F. Twist

So here is a new event for the Portola, a wrestling tournament that will take place at El Toro on San Bruno Ave, aired live on YouTube and will all benefit a good cause. Oh and the emcee for the event is Portola’s very own drag queen Pollo Del Mar – only in S.F.! We …

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Nov 01

The Portola Is Getting A Flag, Submit Your Design By November 15th!

Our little urban enclave tucked between the hills of McLaren Park and the freeways is getting a flag. The folks at the Portola Urban Greening (P.U.G.) community group are hosting a competition in which neighbors can create and submit their design for a flag that represents the community. P.U.G. will be hosting a free workshop …

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