Papenhausen Hardware
32 West Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127


Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat
10:00a – 3:00p

Elderly and vulnerable customers are welcome to shop 1-hour early

About Us
Papenhausen Hardware is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, carefully selected high quality products at reasonable prices, in a well organized store. Our goal is never to be satisfied with how we are doing, but always looking to how we can improve on every single customer experience.
Opened in 1936
Papenhausen has been a staple of West Portal almost as long as the streetcars. Sold only twice in its long history, it remains a family owned independent hardware store that is dedicated to strengthening its connection to the community.
Carefully Chosen Selection
We continually search for products that are relevant, innovative, and reasonably priced. Our selection consists of items that we use ourselves or have come highly recommended for the homes in our neighborhood.

If you ever have a problem with something we sell, please tell us; we will replace it or give you a refund and we want to hear about your experience.

The fire of January 23, 2018

A three alarm fire was reported at 10:42 pm. Three buildings and four businesses were affected, but we are glad to report that no one was hurt. Because the fire began outside of our building, most of the damage was in the attic. The first responders did an amazing job and we can’t thank them enough. The city has been extremely helpful and easy to deal with. Our community has overwhelmed us with love and support.