Shop for Arts Sake

The feint drizzle and grey skies art not going to stop 40 professional artists from showing their wares on the sidewalks of West Portal this weekend. And that's a good thing. On my way into Zephyr this morning and I was blown away by one ceramics designer in particular, but that's only because I had... Continue Reading →

Get Ready For Take-Off

With a nod to the past and a practicality steeped in the present, Larsen Playground is poised to reopen with improved play structures and an enormous concrete climbing plane for a new generation.

Raise a Glass and Let it Be

Once inside Que Syrah, this West Portal wine bar is ideal for getting together with the gals, impromptu date nights or even the school auction meeting (Has it not been proven that school involvement increases with the promise of a glass of bubbly?).

Start the Summer with a Beach Day

When the rest of the world starts back-to-school season, it’s as good as Summer in the avenues. With a 3 day weekend ahead of us, what better time to appreciate that the coast is so very close? Since it’s clear that the surfers already know what to do out there, here are a few suggestions for us landlubbers.

Knit, Read and Do No Wrong

You want to get textbooks for your teen as she starts high school? Fine. Go to Amazon. But if you want to aimlessly wander through aisles of compelling pages only to add more to your must-read list then The Bookshop West Portal is the place to be.

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