Does the Mission Have a Motto?

Readers over at SFist recently voted on what they feel should be the motto of San Francisco, and the winner by plurality was “Not Smug.  Just Better,” with “Back Door! BACK DOOR! Step Down! STEP DOWN!” coming in a close second.  This got me wondering, does the Mission have a motto?  Does it even need one?  If so, what would it be?

What do you think, guys?  How does “PBR and Jameson” sound?

[Photo by Emmanuelle via SFist]

16 Responses to “Does the Mission Have a Motto?”


  2. Julie Russell says:

    Fernet about it!

  3. TJ says:

    “watch where you step”

  4. tacotron says:

    I love it but I’m poor?

  5. johnny0 says:

    “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”

  6. Jeff says:

    “Cold beer, cold water.”

  7. “Rockin’ It At Range”

  8. Mike says:


    “The place for 20-somethings to retire…”

  9. Chully says:

    “The Mission: Last party before the suburbs.”

  10. paul d says:

    where latinos and hipsters politely ignore each other’s existence

  11. afroblanco says:

    The Mission : What the East Village was 20 years ago

  12. cassadie says:

    I usually reserve this for portions of DoLo, but I think it can apply to the entire Mission:


  13. Clem says:

    “It’s the Mission. Cash only.”

  14. cp says:

    Welcome to San Francisco. I’ve been riding MUNI since I was eight, you’ll get over the excitement shortly. A better phrase for the city is, “That shit is hella cutty, mang”.