Category Archive: Photos

Feb 17

Portography: Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s that time of year when the Portola’s large and diverse Asian community celebrates the coming of a new year with a bang. As most Portolans know by now, the neighborhood typically explodes with the sounds of celebratory fireworks during the month of February. Due to the nonstop but much-needed rains, the firecrackers have been …

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Aug 18

Weekend Photo Roundup, Jerry & Drag!

Wow, what a weekend!  I’m clearly a bit biased when it comes to my enthusiasm for this community but even I was surprised by the turnout we saw at both Jerry Day and Drag Queen Bingo.  Two very different but completely San Francisco events that take place right here in our little neighborhood. Jerry Day …

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Dec 20

Portography: Heath on Greenhouses

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve been sent another superb photograph of our neighborhood. This time the wonderful photographer Alison Heath has sent us a small, yet poignant shot of one of the greenhouse roofs in the decaying plot that is currently awaiting for sale and renewal. Thanks Alison and please, everyone, keep sending us …

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Nov 21

Portography: San Bruno Noir

Every time I see an article or reference to the Portola on the internet, there is usually some crap photo of the neighborhood that someone took from a passing car on 280.  In response to this injustice to the community, I’m starting an internet campaign to blast images into the net and share what I …

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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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Jul 31

Weekend Photo Round Up!

Last weekend was an unusually busy one in the Portola.  Starting with the PNA’s Drag Queen Bingo Thursday night, the activities overflowed into Saturday with Palega Park Play Day, Book Mo & Portola Library’s 6th Anniversary and the San Francisco Mime Troupe at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater.  I was too worn out Sunday to attend Fat Beli …

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