Category Archive: Fun

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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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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Jul 20

Answering Simon’s Call

Hello Planet Readers, Simon’s request for assistance with the Planet has been answered, I’ve decided to dust off the keyboard and toss my well worn wig into the ring.  Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Alex Hobbs, I’m a six year San Francisco resident, spending most of that time living in the Castro/Mission …

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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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