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The Portola Map

The Public Purpose Committee is pleased to present the SFS production of The Portola, an illustrated map of the Portola neighborhood.

The Portola map celebrates the tales, trails and details of the neighborhood that The San Francisco School has called home since its founding in 1966. It’s part map, part history lesson, part scavenger hunt! Let the illustrations (each marked with its location in the neighborhood) guide you to discovering one of the many colorful murals throughout the neighborhood, new taste treats along San Bruno Avenue or sweeping city views from the heights of McLaren Park. Wherever your journey takes you, you are sure to discover many new facets of the neighborhood, as did the astute illustrators when they set out to discover the Portola.

A special thank you to Maggie Day and her second graders, Class of 2021, for their amazing drawings; Kathryn Clark for her map making skills; Karen Goodkin for her instruction and oversight of the illustrations; Maggie Weis for her editing and encouragement; and Tiphani Russell for her countless hours of graphic layout.

In the coming weeks, the Public Purpose Committee will be featuring businesses, places and parks that are found on the map. We also encourage you to contribute your own neighborhood finds. More about this in coming weeks. So grab copy of the map - available at the front desk - and explore the Portola!


Posted October 06, 2015