Simon

Author's details

Name: Simon Thorpe
Date registered: December 19, 2011
URL: http://portolaplanet.com

Biography

Simon has only lived in the Portola since late 2011. He moved here with his his wife and two boys looking for a place to settle their new family. After a few months he realized he could put his technical skills to use in creating this blog and as such runs the technical aspects of Portola Planet as well as contributing some articles.

Latest posts

  1. 15th annual Portola holiday party — November 24, 2016
  2. Home brewing from FDR, cooking up! — April 10, 2016
  3. Portola Porter in the Brewing… — March 26, 2016
  4. Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio — January 16, 2016
  5. Portography: Heath on Greenhouses — December 20, 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Four Barrel soon to open location in the Portola! — 14 comments
  2. SOLD! Who bought 460 Hamilton Street? — 9 comments
  3. Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space) — 7 comments
  4. “POR’ da lah” or “Por TOE’ la”? — 6 comments
  5. Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 24

15th annual Portola holiday party

Today is Thanksgiving and from now on it feels like the year is winding down as we hit many different holidays through to the New Year. There is one wonderful event in the Portola that brings the neighborhood to the table for a dinner to celebrate this time of year. In it’s 15th year, the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/11/15th-annual-portola-holiday-party/

Apr 10

Home brewing from FDR, cooking up!

So last week I kicked off the Portola Planet’s first attempt at a brew from the new home brew store, Ferment, Drink, Repeat, on San Bruno Ave. After speaking with FDR’s owner, Kevin, we selected the Little Bitty Brown Ale as our first batch. We purchased all the gear and then on Wednesday evening, fired up …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/04/home-brewing-from-fdr-cooking-up/

Mar 26

Portola Porter in the Brewing…

Actually, it’s going to be a brown ale. A little bitty brown ale to be exact. But we may well try and brew a Porter in the future. So this week the most awesome new business on San Bruno Ave opened it’s doors, first for the retail home brewing business and then second (on Wednesday) …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/03/portola-porter-in-the-brewing/

Jan 16

Updated: Photos from opening of new Portola art studio

Update: Due to me rushing around over the weekend, I totally forgot to add in links to both Arthur and Lisa’s websites! Here they are. http://www.frameartstudio.com/ and http://www.arthurkoch.com/ We just got home after a fun few minutes spent at the new art studio at 150 Silliman St. The place was pretty busy when we arrived with probably …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/01/photos-from-opening-of-new-portola-art-studio/

Dec 20

Portography: Heath on Greenhouses

As 2015 comes to a close, we’ve been sent another superb photograph of our neighborhood. This time the wonderful photographer Alison Heath has sent us a small, yet poignant shot of one of the greenhouse roofs in the decaying plot that is currently awaiting for sale and renewal. Thanks Alison and please, everyone, keep sending us …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/12/portography-heath-on-greenhouses/

Nov 29

Portography: Moon’s from Mansell, Shelley and Wilde

Well in just a week since Alex kicked off a new trend for the blog, Portography, we’ve had many submissions. In the first post Alex expressed his despair of seeing the same old crappy pictures of the Portola in articles about the neighborhood. Portography was born and challenged the Portolan’s of San Francisco to step …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/11/portography-moons-from-mansell-shelley-and-wilde/

Oct 10

Portography: Dual Beautiful photos of the Portola sky

Ahh the summer is closing, the nights are drawing in and Facebook is alight with the wonderful photos of our evening skylines. The Portola certainly gets its fair share of deep purple, orange and grey flamed clouds. Colin who lives right on the edge of the Portola sent in this superb shot. Follow a few …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/10/beautiful-photos-of-the-portola-sky/

Sep 09

Portola small business booming in the San Francisco heat!

Wow. IT IS HOT. And some of our fellow Portola residents are taking advantage of this heat to drive business. This weekend past saw one such entrepreneur take to the streets with a perfectly timed lemonade stand. As you can see from the serious look on the young business woman’s face, she was intent on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/09/portola-small-business-booming-in-the-san-francisco-heat/

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