Two vintage retail signs marking seemingly long-gone businesses have come under threat lately.
The first and most prominent one, for the Hung Far Low restaurant at NW Couch Street and 4th Avenue in Old Town, is already down. But it's the one with a safer-looking future. The Portland Mercury's Sarah Mirk first reported the unintendedly sophomoric laugh-inducing sign being taken down last Friday. Although Hung Far Low moved to 82nd Avenue three years ago (part of a larger migration by the Chinese community from Old Town eastward), and didn't need the old sign, it has become a quietly beloved part of the neighborhood topography.