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Tucked away between Bernal Heights and the Bayview, this small family-friendly neighborhood is also called the Garden District, referring to the area’s agricultural heritage and the abundance of green spaces: parklets, green houses, nurseries, and larger-than-average backyards. The neighborhood’s sunny microclimate is ideal for growing plants, fruit trees, and vegetables. The quiet and clean residential streets are lined with single-family homes, while San Bruno Avenue, the district’s lively shopping strip, is occupied by small businesses: restaurants, bars, grocers, Asian noodle shops, and cafès.

The Portola Garden Tour, where residents open up their backyards to the community, is a 15-year-old tradition started as a fundraiser for the local library, and is a big hit with San Franciscans ever since. Portola’s close proximity to HWY 101 and 280 makes it an ideal home for commuters.

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Attractions and amenities:

The neighborhood’s sunny weather and walkability allows the residents to enjoy the many activities it has to offer, even without a car.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s has been serving hearty breakfasts since 1978. Enjoy a plate of french toast with a tall glass of fresh squeezed orange juice in a friendly atmosphere!
  • In the mood for Asian style tea? Visit Panda Boba or Hi Tea for a refreshing milk tea. They also serve traditional beverages and slushies along with light snacks.
  • Fancy Wheat Field Bakery offers fresh pastries, buns, and mousse cakes among other Asian delicacies.
  • Escape the world with a delicious lattè at the tiny parklet adjacent to Four Barrel Cafe.
  • Alemany Farmers Market is known to be the best Saturday market in the city, featuring vendors with the freshest fruits, vegetables, and other goodies.

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