Category Archive: Art & Photography

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/11/portola-getting-flag-submit-design-november-15th/

Oct 17

Bernal Hill Is Sending Us A Message

  You may have caught a new sparkly addition to the view north on San Bruno Ave over the last couple of weeks. Artist Ana Teresa Fernandez has created the inspirational message of “DREAM” in giant letters made of small glittery disks and aimed it straight at the Portola – perhaps the freeways too.  Either way, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/10/bernal-hill-sending-us-message/

Jun 21

Community Rescues Alemany Island

If you have driven past Alemany island anytime over the past 6 months, you’ve probably noticed that the winter rains drenched it with weeds. The hand painted mural panels weren’t looking so hot either after years of battering from the sun, wind and rain. A group of motivated neighbors also took notice and reached out to …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/06/community-rescues-alemany-island/

Jun 17

This Made Us Smile

Spotted on a porch in the neighborhood and we couldn’t agree more. Happy sunny Saturday Portola!

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/06/made-us-smile/

Apr 10

Portola Mapped Through The Lense Of A 2nd Grade Class

The San Francisco School’s class of 2021 created a fun map of the Portola. Many of the little aspects of the neighborhood that us busy adults tend to miss have been artistically captured by the unspoiled eyes of youth. The black and white map highlights landmarks such as the beloved greenhouses to the not so loved …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/04/portola-mapped-through-the-lense-of-a-2nd-grade-class/

Mar 28

Community Comes Together To Celebrate San Francisco’s Garden District

As we reported several weeks back and as you may have already noticed, a prominent mural has popped up almost over night. The new sign which was created by the Portola Urban Greening Committee (P.U.G.), welcomes visitors and residents to “San Francisco’s Garden District.”  It was publicly unveiled Saturday (3/11) during a well attended dedication event …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/03/community-comes-together-celebrate-san-franciscos-garden-district/

Mar 09

The Slow Reveal Has Begun!

The big, bold and beautiful “Welcome To The Portola” mural has begun its slow reveal. It appears that the mural will pretty much cover the entire side of Ruth’s Children’s Shoppe. See the completed work and celebrate Portola’s designation as “San Francisco’s Garden District” this Saturday at 1:30 pm! Detail here if you missed it …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/03/slow-reveal-begun/

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/12/grocery-outlet-open-came-mural/

Older posts «