Category Archive: Art & Photography

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 …

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Jun 17

This Made Us Smile

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

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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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