Category Archive: Fun

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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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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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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