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. Charity and the JAMBand hits McLaren park this month — September 17, 2014
  2. Nano brewery, Ferment.Drink.Repeat opens in the Portola next year! — September 17, 2014
  3. 2014 Portola Garden Tour tickets on sale NOW!! — September 16, 2014
  4. ferment drink repeat comes to the Portola! — August 19, 2014
  5. Portola in the finals for the SF Curbed Cup! — December 30, 2013

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. Happy Halloween in the Portola! — 6 comments
  4. Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space) — 6 comments
  5. Promising Palega Park Pictures of Pending Completion — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 17

Charity and the JAMBand hits McLaren park this month

McLaren Park is awesome. Period. It’s the second largest park in the city of San Francisco and in the middle it has the most amazing outdoor stage for music and theater events. For the past few years there have been a range of free music concerts run under the title “Saturday in the Park“. On the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2014/09/charity-jamband-hits-mclaren-park-month/

Sep 17

Nano brewery, Ferment.Drink.Repeat opens in the Portola next year!

The Portola Planet has been slow for many months due to a busy family schedule and a crazy new day job. But while we’ve been quiet, a lot of things have been going on in the Portola. We’ve seen superb progress at the Burrows pocket park, great free live music in McLaren Park this summer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2014/09/ferment-drink-repeat-open-portola-new-year/

Sep 16

2014 Portola Garden Tour tickets on sale NOW!!

Once again the wonderful event that is the Portola Garden Tour is going to held on the 27th of September. Tickets are now on sale and we at the Portola Planet highly recommend attending. It is a fantastic way to get a feel for our neighborhood, meet some really wonderful neighbors and get some good …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2014/09/2014-portola-garden-tour-tickets-sale-now/

Aug 19

ferment drink repeat comes to the Portola!

Ok, ok. It’s been a LONG while since we last updated the Planet. It has been a very busy year for the editor. But something just popped up on our radar which could not go unmentioned. Yip. Currently ferment.drink.repeat is working on securing a space on San Bruno Avenue to bring us all local beer! …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2014/08/ferment-drink-repeat-comes-portola/

Dec 30

Portola in the finals for the SF Curbed Cup!

Game on! The Portola is in the final of the Curbed SF neighborhood of the year competition. In round one we easily defeated North Beach and then the Lower Haight in round 2. Amazingly we squeaked past our district 9 neighbors, Bernal Heights (and Bernalwood was lacking a post, we can only assume Todd was …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/12/portola-finals-sf-curbed-cup/

Dec 26

Portola in the top eight of the SF Curbed neighborhood popularity contest

We at the Portola Planet love SFCurbed.com, we love Sally Kuchar and best of all we love pitching the Portola against other less worthy San Francisco ‘hoods. So we are delighted at the news that the Portola has made it through into the top 8 in a Curbed Cup neighborhood popularity contest, the winner of which …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/12/portola-top-eight-sf-curbed-neighborhood-popularity-contest/

Nov 25

Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space)

A month ago we reported the 35 year old Portola business, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, had closed due to the sad passing of owner and head chef Gerald Adan. The owner of the building, which also houses a dental practice on the floor above, has decided to sell. In the heart of San Bruno Ave. corridor …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/prime-resturant-space-portola-opens-old-breakfast-tiffanys-space/

Nov 21

Second Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting public meeting

A few weeks ago we reported on the Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting project. Well we’ve just found out about the second public outreach meeting that will take place in a few weeks. Join the SFPUC to view design concepts based on your initial input for the periphery of McLaren Park. Provide feedback on proposed alternatives, learn more about green …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/second-upper-yosemite-creek-daylighting-public-meeting/

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