Category Archive: Art & Photography

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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