Category Archive: Fun

Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration Saturday: Plant Sale, Portola Green Planning & Ice Cream!

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and to celebrate there will be a celebration at Burrows Pocket Park tomorrow (San Bruno Ave & Burrows Street). The event is being co-sponsored by community volunteers from the Portola Neighborhood Association Portola Urban Greening and Goettingen Neighbors Group. This will be a great opportunity to learn more …

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Apr 19

Saddle Up Portola: Horseback Riding Comes to McLaren Park For A Limited Time

If you haven’t heard or seen for yourself already, horseback riding has returned to McLaren Park for a limited time. The San Francisco Rec & Parks. Department is trying out an exciting two month pilot program to gauge public interest and support for the idea. Currently there are 10 horses stabled at the once abandoned …

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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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Oct 26

Child’s Play At Woolsey St. Cemetery

Ghoulish paranormal activity or a neighbor with a fantastically dark sense of humor?  You decide.  Either way, some interesting items have been popping up on the 300 block of Woolsey St. During my bleary eyed morning walk to the bus last week, a strange poster for a missing doll caught my eye.  The instructions asked, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/10/childs-play-woolsey-st-cemetery/

Oct 10

Portography: Dual Beautiful photos of the Portola sky

Ahh the summer is closing, the nights are drawing in and Facebook is alight with the wonderful photos of our evening skylines. The Portola certainly gets its fair share of deep purple, orange and grey flamed clouds. Colin who lives right on the edge of the Portola sent in this superb shot. Follow a few …

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Sep 09

Portola small business booming in the San Francisco heat!

Wow. IT IS HOT. And some of our fellow Portola residents are taking advantage of this heat to drive business. This weekend past saw one such entrepreneur take to the streets with a perfectly timed lemonade stand. As you can see from the serious look on the young business woman’s face, she was intent on …

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Aug 19

Hawaiian, Chinese, Latin and Italian music night this Friday at the next Moving Art House event

You cannot think of art in the Portola without thinking of the awesome Kate Connell and Oscar Melara. They both are key contributors to artwork around the neighborhood and are part of many art events through the year. A few weekends ago they kicked off their Moving Art House events with a celebration at the Portola …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/movingarthouse2/

Jul 24

Palega Park Play Day!!

It is late on Friday night and we just found out that tomorrow from 11-3 there is an amazing play day taking place at Palega Park in the Portola. There will be food trucks, slides, arts and crafts for kids as well as mini fun fair rides. All sponsored by Kaiser! Look forward to seeing …

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