Category Archive: Business

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

Dec 10

Construction Brewing At F.D.R.

Har-Har, I know, cheap laugh headline but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, an early Christmas/Chanukah/Winter Soltice/etc. gift has arrived for home brewers and craft beer lovers. Several weeks ago construction officially began on the Portola’s very first NanoBrewery and home brew supply shop. The crew at Ferment Drink Repeat posted the video below on their Facebook …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/12/construction-brewing-at-f-d-r/

Sep 17

Nano brewery, Ferment.Drink.Repeat opens in the Portola next year!

The Portola Planet has been slow for many months due to a busy family schedule and a crazy new day job. But while we’ve been quiet, a lot of things have been going on in the Portola. We’ve seen superb progress at the Burrows pocket park, great free live music in McLaren Park this summer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2014/09/ferment-drink-repeat-open-portola-new-year/

Nov 25

Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space)

A month ago we reported the 35 year old Portola business, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, had closed due to the sad passing of owner and head chef Gerald Adan. The owner of the building, which also houses a dental practice on the floor above, has decided to sell. In the heart of San Bruno Ave. corridor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/prime-resturant-space-portola-opens-old-breakfast-tiffanys-space/

Oct 10

Planet Scoop! Four Barrel to open in the Portola on Saturday 26th Oct

Yes, you heard it here first. We just got off the phone with Four Barrel and they’ve told us they will be opening their Portola coffee shop on Saturday 26th October. Finally, we get an awesome coffee shop to our neighborhood and finally I can tell people when we are getting it. Over the past …

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Sep 25

Four Barrel soon to open location in the Portola!

San Francisco and the bay area is famous for food. But coffee comes a close second. With big brands like Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley to exquisite San Francisco coffee companies that are fully embracing responsible sourcing, environmentally friendly stores and high quality products. Four Barrel coffee is one of these companies and is driving the city’s most interesting and modern approach to the …

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