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The City of Portola Valley, CA

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The city of Portola Valley is located in the state of California in San Mateo County and has a population of 4,567 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Portola Valley is San Jose, approximately 19 miles from the city center.

There are several family restaurants in or near Portola Valley, including Sam Spade, Buck's, Bistro at the Commons, Avanti-Pizza Fresh Pasta and Alice's Restaurant. For a larger selection of Portola Valley restaurants select our Restaurants tab above.

Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Portola Valley Museums, Arenas, Botanical Gardens and/or Golf Courses, including the Arizona Cactus Garden, Stanford University Arboretum, Maples Pavilion - Stanford University, Los Altos History Museum and Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Portola Valley please click on the Attractions tab above.

The following 3 airports are located in or near Portola Valley:
- Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC)
- Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK)
- San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO)

Portola Valley, California Climate and Weather

Current Weather in Portola Valley
In the month of January, Portola Valley experiences an average high temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 36 degrees with an average rainfall of 6.16 inches.

The seasonal climate varies in Portola Valley with daytime temperatures averaging 87 degrees in the summer, and 61 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Portola Valley to receive an average of 5.39 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 0.15 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months.

The temperature has been known to get as high as 114 degrees in the summer and as low as 17 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Portola Valley should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 75 degrees, and nighttime lows of 44.


                                                                                    
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Portola Valley, California Attractions

African American Museum And Library At Oakland California
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland  - Oakland,
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving the history and experiences of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals. It is currently located in the Charles A. Greene building in Oakland, which served as the Oakland Main Library from 1902 to 1951.
Aptos Par Three Golf Course California
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Aptos Par Three Golf Course  - Aptos,
The Aptos Par Three Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Santa Cruz County California. This course is located in the city of Aptos, . Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 831-688-5000.

 


Address: 2600 Mar Vista Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
Aquarium Of Bay San Francisco California
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Aquarium of the Bay  - San Francisco,
Aquarium of the Bay is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and located at Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The Aquarium is focused on locals - local aquatic animals, from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring waters. The Aquarium has over 50 sharks from species such as Sevengill sharks, leopard sharks, soupfins, spiny dogfish, brown smoothhounds and angel sharks.
Arizona Cactus Garden Stanford University California
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Arizona Cactus Garden  - , Stanford University,
The Arizona Cactus Garden, which is also referred to as the Stanford Cactus Garden, is a botanical garden specializing in cactus and succulents. It is that can be found on the campus of Stanford University, Stanford, California in the US, and open to the public daily without charge.

 

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Bay 101  - San Jose,
Bay 101 is a cardroom in San Jose, California. Like other California cardrooms, Bay 101 offers poker cash games and tournaments as well as special "California" style table games.
Blackberry Farm Golf Course Cupertino California
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Blackberry Farm Golf Course  - Cupertino,
The Blackberry Farm Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Santa Clara County California. Built in 1962, this Cupertino course designed by Robert Muir Graves is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 408-253-9200. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 22100 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
Boulder Creek Golf Country Club California
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Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club  - Boulder Creek,
The Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club is an 18 hole resort golf course in Santa Cruz County California. Built in 1961, this Boulder Creek course designed by Jack Fleming is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 831-338-2121. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 16901 Big Basin Hwy, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Bridges At Gale Ranch San Ramon California
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Bridges at Gale Ranch, The  - San Ramon,
The Bridges at Gale Ranch is an 18 hole public golf course in Contra Costa County California. Built in 1998, this San Ramon course designed by Robert Muir Graves & Damian Pascuzzo is open all year. Tee times are accepted up to 30 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 925-735-4253. The golf course dress code is as follows: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required.
Address: 9000 S Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583
California Academy Of Sciences California Historical Society
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California Academy of Sciences  - , Historical Society,
The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavours of the museum during the twentieth century.

 

California Palace Of Legion Of Honor Cartoon Art Museum
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California Palace of the Legion of Honor  - , Cartoon Art Museum,
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a fine art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.

 

 

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Portola Valley, California Hotels

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Rosewood Sand Hill
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Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025

 

National At Oak Creek Palo Alto
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National At Oak Creek Palo Alto
1600 Sand Hill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304

 

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Stanford Terrace Inn
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Stanford Terrace Inn
531 Stanford Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Travelodge Palo Alto Silicon Valley
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Travelodge Palo Alto Silicon Valley
3255 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
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Stanford Motor Inn Palo Alto
3305 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Super 8 Palo Alto / Stanford
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Super 8 Palo Alto / Stanford
3200 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Palo Alto Lodge
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Palo Alto Lodge
3339 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Creekside Inn
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Creekside Inn
3400 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
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Comfort Inn Palo Alto Stanford University
3945 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

 

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Glass Slipper Inn Palo Alto
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Glass Slipper Inn Palo Alto
3941 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA

 

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Portola Valley, California Restaurants

This is a list of Portola Valley Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Fast Foods & Carry Out, Pizza Restaurants, Barbecue Restaurants, Delicatessens Retail and Pancakes & Waffles Restaurants. Happy Dining!

 
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Alice's Restaurant
17288 Skyline Boulevard
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650)851-0303
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Bistro at the Commons
2882 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650)233-2729
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Avanti-Pizza Fresh Pasta
3536 Alameda De Las Pulga Suite 4
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650)854-1222
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Buck's
3062 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
(650)851-8010
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Sam Spade
100 santa Cruz
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650)333-4444
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Applewood Pizza Restaurant
227 1st Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650)941-9222
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A G Ferrari Foods
295 Main Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650)947-7930
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Andronico's Market - Deli & Catering
500 Stanford Shopping Court
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650)327-6015
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Andronico's Market - Market
500 Stanford Shopping Court
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650)327-5505
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Original Pancake House
420 South San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650)559-9197
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Muir Woods National Monument
Published January 23, 2012

Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay area is an enchanting coastal redwood forest that is home to the world's tallest living trees

 

Alcatraz Island – San Francisco Bay, California
Published January 14, 2012

A place of infamy and Hollywood myth, Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place to visit from the prison grounds to its notable inmates, and its history that has begotten legends

 

The California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Published January 11, 2012

One of the best family museums in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences boasts a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all under one lush living roof.

 

Historic Masterpiece: The Fairmont San Francisco
Published January 9, 2012

The historic Fairmont San Francisco is a magnificent hotel and an extraordinary experience when staying in this cosmopolitan city

 

Celebrating Winter at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco
Published December 2, 2011

Experience and learn about the wonderful connection between many holiday symbols and the science behind them at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

 

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Published October 17, 2011

An enjoyable three day family weekend in San Francisco at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in the Speedway Meadow area of Golden Gate Park

 

San Mateo Coast Road Trip: Santa Cruz to San Francisco
Published March 1, 2011

Our Northern California road trip from Santa Cruz to San Francisco - an adventure up the San Mateo Coast ocean views, elephant seals and family attractions and accomodations.

 

Santa Cruz Boardwalk CA – Rides, Restaurants and Beaches Galore
Published October 23, 2010

Santa Cruz and its old fashioned boardwalk and pier has a mix of modern and original well maintained attractions. Classic Rides includde the 1911 build Loof Carousel.

 

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