Our Projects

Multi-Mural Community Art Project:

The Portola Neighborhood Association (PNA) is seeking artists to submit proposals for a mural project along the Portola's San Bruno Corridor. The PNA Arts & Beautification Committee will work with the community to select imagery that will bring fresh ideas and aesthetics to the neighborhood’s current collection of murals. We invite local artists to submit proposals for mural artwork by the submission deadline July 15.

The Portola Garden Club:

These are exciting times for our neighborhood with more grassroots community groups than ever before focused on gardening and greening efforts. To further the development of gardening and greening projects, advocacy, and community building in the neighborhood, we formed the Portola Garden Club (PGC). The PGC provides opportunities for community members to actively engage in greening activities, and advocates for the creation of public green spaces in the neighborhood.

Facade Improvements:

The PNA is engaged with corridor merchants about implementing facade improvements for their buildings. There are countless ways that merchants can make their buildings more attractive, and we are committed to helping businesses achieve their desired look while also contributing to the attractiveness of the corridor. 

Burrows Pocket Park:

The PNA continues to work with a variety of neighborhood stakeholders to improve this neighborhood gathering spot through new plantings, the little free library, and much more. The Pocket Park was created with the help of a variety of neighborhood stakeholders, nonprofits, and City agencies. 

Alemany Island Mural & Plantings:

One of the main entry points into our neighborhood is via Alemany, and the PNA has committed itself to making sure that this entrance is as beautiful as possible. We have overseen the creation of the highly visible "snake pit" mural, as well as initiated countless plantings & cleanings in this area. 

Security Camera Initiative:

The Portola Neighborhood Association (PNA) and Portola Family Connections (PFC) are partnering to implement a new security cameras program on and near San Bruno Avenue. PNA is working with merchants and community stakeholders to determine highest priority areas for additional security cameras.

San Bruno Tree Lighting:

The PNA installed lights around the trees along San Bruno during the holiday season. These lights provide the corridor with character and serve an invitation to patronize the San Bruno later in the evening. The lights were so well received that we've decided make them a year round addition to the neighborhood.