West Portal

Feb 11, 2021
San Francisco West Portal

West Portal loses CineArts at Empire to the pandemic

West Portal's beloved arthouse cinema, CineArts at Empire (85 West Portal Ave.), is closing for good due to the pandemic, though the city says it is working to find a new operator for the theater. Read More

Dec 15, 2020
San Francisco West Portal

Little Original Joe's opens for pizza and pasta takeout in West Portal

The long-awaited West Portal spinoff of Original Joe's, dubbed Little Original Joe's, opened Monday in the space formerly occupied by Paradise Pizza at 393 West Portal Avenue. And unlike the classic, Italian American temples of red sauce that the Duggan family operates in North Beach and Daly City, Little Original Joe's actually serves pizza, as well as pastas and parmigianas. Read More

Oct 20, 2020
San Francisco West Portal

This West Portal house wins SF Halloween 2020 with brilliant mask display

If you want to see San Francisco’s cleverest Halloween decoration display of 2020, a West Portal house really has you covered. Read More

Aug 05, 2020
San Francisco West Portal

New owner brings 'passion for candy' to West Portal neighborhood fixture Shaws

New owner Diana Zogaric is a newcomer to running a retail business, but says she's excited to keep the longstanding legacy of Shaws alive. Read More

Jul 29, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle West Portal

Muni Metro's return brings temporary ramps, street changes to West Portal, Church & Market

The return of Muni trains means new infrastructure and changes to traffic and parking. Read on to see how your neighborhood is affected. Read More

May 11, 2020
Oakland Mission SoMa West Portal

A tail of two cities: SF's dog groomers reopen, while Oakland's say ongoing shutdown endangers dogs

Dog grooming isn't purely cosmetic — and local groomers say they're seeing dogs with serious health issues after two months without a trim. Read More

Feb 11, 2020
San Francisco West Portal

West Portal candy store Shaws closes after 89 years in the neighborhood

West Portal was both the original and last remaining location of what was once a 50-store chain, founded in 1931. Read More

Jan 10, 2020
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle West Portal

A history of Castro Station and Harvey Milk Plaza, turning 40 this year

Here's the story of the station's history, from its early-1900s origins to present-day plans for a makeover. Read More

Nov 26, 2019
San Francisco Castro Mission West Portal

SF Eats: The Detour plans menu revamp, Tartine re-opens and Juice Portal debuts

A juice bar opens in West Portal, a restaurant/bar/arcade changes up its food menu, and a popular bakery opens after being shut down by the health department. Read More

Apr 02, 2019
San Francisco West Portal

Ike's Love & Sandwiches opens 2nd SF store at the Stonestown Galleria

Founded in the Castro, the chain is known for its extensive sandwich menu. Read More

Mar 20, 2019
San Francisco Fillmore Inner Richmond West Portal

Bagels, coconut pancakes and purple mimosas: 3 new spots for breakfast and brunch in San Francisco

Looking to avoid the lines at all the regular brunchtime spots? Consider adding one of these three newbies to your rotation. Read More

Sep 22, 2017
San Francisco Ingleside West Portal

West Portal Marks 100th Anniversary

West Portal is one of the many western neighborhoods developed after streetcar service to the area began in early 1918. Read More

Jul 11, 2017
San Francisco Diamond Heights Inner Sunset Outer Sunset West Portal

Local Duo Launches 'Xyza,' A News Platform For Kids

The two San Francisco mothers behind the paper hope to make the news more interesting and less scary. Read More

Jun 12, 2017
Mar 28, 2017
San Francisco Ingleside Inner Sunset Lake Shore West Portal

16 Injured In Pepper Spray Incident At Stonestown Galleria

16 shoppers were injured by the pepper spray, with three requiring hospitalization. Read More

Mar 27, 2017
San Francisco West Portal

Noe Valley Bakery Debuts Second Location In West Portal

"San Francisco's favorite neighborhood bakery" has debuted its second outpost—complete with a display case full of cupcakes. Read More

Mar 24, 2017
Mar 23, 2017
San Francisco Forest Hill West Portal

Girl Falls Victim To Attempted Kidnapping In West Portal; Suspect Arrested [Updated]

A girl was attacked and grabbed by a man in West Portal, who attempted to force her into his vehicle. Read More

Mar 19, 2017
San Francisco Ingleside Outer Sunset West Portal

Taraval Station Holds Second Meeting To Address Spike In Area Burglaries

It was the second meeting in as many weeks to address increased incidents of crime in the district. Read More

Mar 06, 2017
San Francisco Outer Sunset West Portal

A Look Inside The San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center

It's still used by the Masons, but the stunning murals, gorgeous furniture, and architectural grandeur are frequently open for public viewing. Read More

Feb 22, 2017
San Francisco West Portal

Fallen 100-Foot Tree Knocks Power Lines Down In West Portal

Fire officials are asking the public to avoid the south end of West Portal, where a fallen tree has taken power lines down with it. Read More

Feb 15, 2017
San Francisco Castro Forest Hill West Portal

Twin Peaks Tunnel Project To Begin In April—Expect Muni Shutdowns

About 81,000 daily light-rail riders will be affected by five lengthy tunnel shutdowns in the next year. Read More

Feb 01, 2017
San Francisco Cole Valley Duboce Triangle Inner Sunset West Portal

You Know The Drill: 4th Driver In A Month Gets Stuck In Sunset Tunnel

The Sunset Tunnel closed out January with yet another car getting stuck and blocking N-Judah service. Read More