Category Archive: Art & Photography

Dec 06

Grocery Outlet Is Open & It Came With A Mural

It’s been a tough month for most of us but we have some good news. As we careen headfirst into the holiday season, Portola finally has a proper grocery store again! Grocery Outlet finally opened 2 weeks ago in the old Fresh & Easy space at Silver Ave. & Goettingen (I spelled it right this …

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Oct 28

Portography: Time Lapse Edition

Our theme in this installment of Portography is “time lapse”.  The first two come from Portola artist Arthur Koch who is currently working on the new mural going up along Silver Ave. The last was sent by our neighbor Aaron who found an old photo taken from what is now Goettigen Street. 30 Seconds: A …

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Oct 11

New Multimedia Mural Receiving Lots Of Love

You may have noticed all the traffic jams occurring around San Bruno Ave lately.  Is it just another effect of the ever-increasing commuter congestion plaguing the Bay Area?  I sincerely doubt it… Most likely, these backups are art related (or at least that’s what I’d like to think).  All those curious motorist must be slowing down …

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May 03

Portography: Sunset In The Portola District

I took these photos of the beautiful sunset and fog starting to creep over Twin Peaks late Sunday afternoon. They got a good reaction on our Facebook page (where we often post small tidbits that don’t require a whole post) so I figured I should share them here as well.  Being in SF’s sunbelt and the …

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Apr 29

Portola Art Fest Was A Big Success From What I Can Remember

Saturday night was the opening reception for the 3rd in a continuing series of semi-annual Portola Art Gallery Pop-Up nights. This time around the event was called “Portola Art Fest” and unlike past events, this one runs all week. The opening party Saturday night was attended by over 100 guests, there were performances by four …

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Apr 13

PortolART: Support the Goettingen Cascades Stairway Transformation

Many of us are familiar with the 16th Avenue Tile Stair project but now it’s Portola’s turn to create something unique with our stairway.  A group of neighbors called the Goettingen Neighborhood Group, or G.N.G. for short, is currently fundraising to bring their creation to life. When complete, the idea is to create an art …

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Feb 22

Portography: Bird On A Wire

My new method of time killing on the 8x to and from work is Instagram.  It’s the perfect distraction from the packed crowd of Chinatown shoppers or the distorted music pumping out from someone’s phone.  This morning I came across a little theme while peeking through photos of our neighborhood, hope you enjoy! If you …

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Jan 16

Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio

Update: Due to me rushing around over the weekend, I totally forgot to add in links to both Arthur and Lisa’s websites! Here they are. http://www.frameartstudio.com/ and http://www.arthurkoch.com/ We just got home after a fun few minutes spent at the new art studio at 150 Silliman St. The place was pretty busy when we arrived with probably …

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