Category Archive: In the Media

Aug 10

SF Weekly: The Best Little Neighborhood You’ve Never Heard Of

SF Weekly sure seems to have a soft spot for the Portola.  The local publication named our neighborhood “the best gentrification proof neighborhood in SF” and has featured glowing reviews of San Bruno Ave establishments in the past.  Last week the publication pulled out all the stops on their Portola Lovefest when they dedicated the …

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May 11

Spotlight on the Portola’s Renel Brooks-Moon

Usually it’s the players at AT&T park who are highlighted and imitated, but this time it was Portola resident and San Francisco Giants announcer Renel Brooks-Moon who was in the spotlight. When Arizona Diamondbacks players were asked about their favorite ballparks to visit, Archie Bradley didn’t hesitate to name AT&T Park, but for an unexpected …

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Mar 12

NPR’s KALW sends a love letter to the Portola

A few months back we were contacted by one of the country’s oldest FM radio stations, KALW, about a series of stories they were running on the Portola. In Sept 1941, the San Francisco Unified School District created the station in the Mission after acquiring equipment from the 1940 Worlds Fair on Treasure Island. Then …

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Feb 02

The Bay Times & The Chronicle Feature L.G.B.T.Q. Life In The Portola

Move over Castro, southeast S.F. appears to be home to a growing L.G.B.T.Q. scene.  Last week, not one, but two Bay Area publications had pieces profiling the rainbow culture of the Portola. The San Francisco Bay Times had a lovely article about “Queer life in the best little neighborhood you’ve never heard of.”  It was …

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Jun 02

Neighbor Featured On KQED’s “Perspectives”

If you are a KQED listener – which I believe by San Francsico law we are all required to be – you may have heard a perspective the other week by our neighbor Ren Volpe. Her perspective entitled, “Public Space Is…Public,” is a nice reminder to all of us in this increasingly congested city, that perhaps …

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Feb 05

Portola Co-Stars in Commercial

Hot off the heels of our first reality TV appearance, the Portola is being showcased in a new car commercial.  Honda released a new campaign profiling their customer’s and their love for their cars.  Our neighbor and an E.R. Taylor Elementary School Teacher, Indira, appeared with her “Opal Sage” C-RV in this spot.  No mention …

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Sep 18

HGTV Show Calls the Portola “Up and Coming”…then we get dissed.

Well it was bound to happen, we have traveled under the radar for far too long. The best neighborhood that nobody has ever heard of is officially a one time reality TV star on basic cable!  If you didn’t catch it, Portola was recently featured on HGTV’s new show A Sale of Two Cities where the ‘hood was called “up …

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