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. ferment drink repeat comes to the Portola! — August 19, 2014
  2. Portola in the finals for the SF Curbed Cup! — December 30, 2013
  3. Portola in the top eight of the SF Curbed neighborhood popularity contest — December 26, 2013
  4. Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space) — November 25, 2013
  5. Second Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting public meeting — November 21, 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. Prime resturant space in the Portola opens up! (Old Breakfast at Tiffany’s space) — 6 comments
  4. Happy Halloween in the Portola! — 6 comments
  5. 275 goats invade University Mound Reservoir — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

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/

Nov 19

12th Annual Portola Neighbors Holiday Dinner

We’ve just received word about this years Portola festive feast. The very much loved local, Joan Loeffler, just sent us the following invite.   Mark your calendar for a festive evening of hearty food, holiday music and good cheer! PORTOLA & all neighbors who want to come. It is always fun. Larry Zabo will delight …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/12th-annual-portola-neighbors-holiday-dinner/

Nov 19

The Incredible San Francisco Artists’ Soapbox Derby

McLaren Park is an awesome place. But it’s awesomeness just increased significantly after the Planet watched the video below. In 1975, San Francisco artists built cars for a soap box derby in McLaren Park. They were given money ($250, probably around $1000 by today’s standards) to build their artistic creations which included one car featuring …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/incredible-san-francisco-artists-soapbox-derby-1975/

Nov 18

Palega Recreation Center Opening a Success!

Well we had an absolute blast at the park this weekend. There was a massive turn out and lots of activities and the park has been busy over the weekend since. Thanks to everyone who turned up and also those who worked very hard to put on the events for the opening ceremony.  

Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2013/11/palega-recreation-center-opening-success/

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