Check out these online resources to learn more about the history, current activities, and future of the neighborhood. Have fun perusing!
On April 22nd, 2017 the Portola community gathered to celebrate Earth Day in the Garden District. Over 150 community members dropped by - buying plants in support of a future public art project, playing ping pong, learning more about the history of the neighborhood, and sharing their ideas and preferences for greening in the Garden District.
On March 11th 2017, The Greenhouse Project, the Portola Urban Greening (PUG) committee, and the Portola Neighborhood Association organized the community to celebrate the Board of Supervisor's passage of a resolution officially recognizing the Portola as San Francisco's Garden District, marked by the unveiling of a beautiful hand-painted 40' x 20' sign.
By Daniela Solis, Intern at The Greenhouse Project. Longtime Portola resident and advocate, Barbara Fenech shares memories of growing up in the Portola, the changes that the neighborhood's commercial corridor has seen in the last half-century, and the hopes she has for the future of the Garden District.