2.1 miles in The Mission

Don't ask if I'm getting close to being done with walking the Mission...because I'm not.  It's a huge neighborhood and I've got so many more miles to trek in it. :/ I'm cool with it because the streets are relatively flat, there's plenty to see and eat, and the sketch level is manageable.

The Halberstadt Fencers' Club is a unique point of interest in this neighborhood.

As is the Albers sign on the Victoria Theatre.  I did a quick search for Albers flapjack flour and learned it was made by the Albers brothers of Portland, OR at the turn of the 20th century, but I can't tell when it stopped being made.  Maybe it still is?

This section of the Mission is peppered with a variety of restaurants.  I like Irma's sign because it says, "Filipino BBQ in Town."  Three bucks says it used be, "Best BBQ in Town" and they somehow lost the "title."  There's a story there...

And then there's the graffiti.  This doorway is boss.

I love owls.

How does this happen?


If you need some inspiration to be happy, study the awesomeness of this van.


  1. Hello Allison of walking renown! (& seasons greetings)

    I am interrupting my annual perusal of your walks and commentary for an administrative update:

    Several posts from June are missing pics.

    Here's hoping you still have them (Especially if that e book is still in the cards)

    Still enjoying memory lane; Merry Christmas!

    1. Hm.... very curious. Thank you for discovering this. I don't know where they ran off. Ha! I have the old photos saved to a hard drive somewhere in a storage bin which will take some doing to find but when I have downtime next, I'll go digging around to piece these posts back together. In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. The fencing club is named after Hans Halberstadt, you can read more about him here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Halberstadt


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