Category Archive: Fun

Dec 30

Portola in the finals for the SF Curbed Cup!

Game on! The Portola is in the final of the Curbed SF neighborhood of the year competition. In round one we easily defeated North Beach and then the Lower Haight in round 2. Amazingly we squeaked past our district 9 neighbors, Bernal Heights (and Bernalwood was lacking a post, we can only assume Todd was …

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Dec 26

Portola in the top eight of the SF Curbed neighborhood popularity contest

We at the Portola Planet love SFCurbed.com, we love Sally Kuchar and best of all we love pitching the Portola against other less worthy San Francisco ‘hoods. So we are delighted at the news that the Portola has made it through into the top 8 in a Curbed Cup neighborhood popularity contest, the winner of which …

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Dec 22

A technacular Christmas in Portola

Who needs to go all the way to Noe Valley or downtown, when you have the house with the most extravagant Christmas decoration right in your neighborhood and in my case right next door? Yes folks, I am talking about the house with Giant Santa on Felton St, and to be precise, a 16 foot …

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Oct 09

5th Annual Halloween in the Portola

The HelpMcLaren Park group and the Portola Planet would like to invite you all to the 5th annual “Halloween in the Portola” on Thursday the 31st October. An evening of fun, games and trick or treating for the whole family. It starts at 5pm at the University Mound Ladies Home where there will be games and …

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Oct 04

Jam Band concert in McLaren Park a success

Phew, busy week here at the Portola Planet and i’m struggling to get a lot of news up onto the site. However, while reviewing some photographs from over the past few weeks I found pictures from the “Charity and the Jam Band” concert that took place a few weeks ago. The sun was shining that …

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Oct 08

Halloween Party in the Portola

The winter nights are starting to draw closer and as the sun sets earlier each day, it is time for some halloween fun. On October 31st there will be a Halloween BBQ party at the University Mound Ladies Home (350 University Street). Starting at 5pm, there will be an array of food, donated by the Help …

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Aug 02

275 goats invade University Mound Reservoir

You have to be kidding right? Nope. You read that title correctly. A motley crew of young and old, cross bred Angora, Pygmy, Alpine and Spanish goats are at this very moment munching away at the overgrown brush, that resides on the slopes of SF Water’s University Mound Reservoir. This is not the result of …

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May 30

All You Can Eat Breakfast in McLaren Park!

I am a big fan of breakfast. There is nothing better than eggs over easy, with some crunchy bacon and polished off with some syrup saturated pancakes. I also love being outdoors in the park, especially in the morning, when the air is fresh and the day is just starting. So imagine my delight to …

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