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This is a park in the heart of Chinatown. If you walk through while heading somewhere, it is worth to stop to take a few photos. Otherwise, it is just a park with many homeless and old chinese relaxing. One worth a note, it is...More
I walk through this square often and note that it is a relaxation area for the folks who live in the densely populated Chinatown area. It's a nice park with important building all around it and close to the Financial District. Parking garage underneath.
Homeless doing drugs in the restroom. A hundred men stand around smoking. Another 100 gambing. The school children hanging out in front of the elevators. This whole place should be demolished and rebuilt. I think all of san Francisco should be demolished and rebuild actually....More
It's a fine space, with greenery, trees and some appealing historical statuary and plaques.
It was closest to where ships carrying Chinese docked around the mid 1800s. They made their way here and secured lodgings around the square. Thus the beginning of Chinatown in the...More
This is a nice respite from the business of Chinatown. The Goddess of Democracy statue is here, along with the elderly men and women playing cards and mahjong. There are also public restrooms. You can cross the footbridge from here to get to the Chinese...More
Many, if not most, of the folks in Chinatown live in small, often crowded apartments. Portsmouth Square performs an important function for many of these families by serving as a sort of living room/social club. This is particularly true for the elderly who might otherwise...More
Great two level park great for all ages kids. Very clean and people were friendly. Was a perfect location as we stayed right across the street at the Hilton. Also perfect place to watch Lunar New Year celebration activities.
We always park here whenever we are in SF Chinatown. It's convenient and safe. The multi-level parking structure have plenty of parking spots. Then take the elevator up to the square where you see local Chinese doing whatever they need to do on a daily...More
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.