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Oregon Signs (page 1)

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Pheasant Grill
Arlington, OR
I believe the Pheasant Grill was built in 1966. These signs appear to be from then. The pheasant's wings flash on and off to convey a sense of movement. It was restored in 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

Ashland Motel
Ashland, OR
Omar's
Ashland, OR
The Ashland Motel is now known as the M Ashland Motel. The sign was probably built in the 1950s or 1960s. The neon tubing has been removed. For more, see this website. [map]

Omar's opened in 1946. The sign on the roof might be from then. The pole sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

More Ashland:
Manor Motel [map]

The Schooner (now T. Paul's Supper Club)
Astoria, OR
2008: 2015:
The Schooner was originally a tavern. In 2004, it was transformed into the Schooner On Twelfth, an upscale restaurant and bar. I don't know if this is a refurbished or modern sign. In 2009, the restaurant became T. Paul's Supper Club. The sign was repainted around 2011. [map]

Portway Tavern
Astoria, OR
Desdemona Club
Astoria, OR
The Portway Tavern opened in 1925 as the Portway Cafe. Sometime after 1931, it became a tavern. This sign is probably from the 1940s or 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

The Desdemona Club opened in 1934. This sign might be from the 1960s or it might be much more modern. The waves at the bottom refer to the nearby Columbia River. [map]

Masonic Temple
Baker City, OR
Farmers Insurance
Baker City, OR
former Baker
Classic Bowl
Baker City, OR
Little Pig
Baker City, OR
This painted opal glass globes at this Masonic Temple might be from the 1920s or 1930s. [map]

This Farmers Insurance sign might be from the 1950s. [map]

I believe the Baker Classic Bowl was built in 1960. This sign appears to be from then. The name changed to the Elk Horn Lanes in 2006 but this sign remains. This photo is from 2016. For more, see this website. [map]

The Little Pig sign appears to be from the 1950s. For more, see this website. [map]

Oregon Trail Cleaners
Baker City, OR
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Baker City, OR
Elks Lodge
Baker City, OR
This crown sign hangs above the canopy of the Oregon Trail Cleaners. I don't know if this crown advertised for a prior business at this location. [map]

This Veterans of Foreign Wars sign appears to be from the 1950s. The sign was restored around 2013. This photo is from 2016. There was a V.F.W. panel installed above it which was probably added in the 1960s. That panel was removed around 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

This Elks Lodge sign is probably from the 1960s. [map]

Baker Truck Corral
Baker City, OR
M&J Tavern
Bend, OR
The Baker Truck Corral sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. The sign was repainted around 2015. The text panel was previously painted green. This photo is from 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The M&J Tavern opened in the 1940s and this sign appears to be from then. It appears to have been restored just before this 2016 photo was taken. The sign may have advertised for another business previously. [map]

Mid-State Meat Co.
Bend, OR
The Mid-State Meat Co. opened here in 1935. This sign appears to be from the 1950s. The company is gone now but this sign remains. For more, see this website. [map]

Silver Spur Motel
Burns, OR
Ponderosa Village
Burns, OR
Independent Order
of Odd Fellows
Burns, OR
City Center Motel
Burns, OR
Canby Bowl [gone]
Canby, OR
The Silver Spur Motel sign is probably from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Ponderosa Village shopping center sign appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

The painted opal glass globes at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows are probably from the 1920s or 1930s. The three-link chain represents Friendship, Love and Truth. [map]

The City Center Motel sign and clock appear to be from the 1960s. The plastic text sign has vacuum formed panels which were created by heating plastic sheets over a mold. The vaccum pulls the plastic sheets and stretches them to create an embossed surface. These arrow clocks were mass-produced and there are still a dozen or so on display around the country. I have seen only green and yellow ones. They point sideways or downward. [map]

This photo of the Canby Bowl is from 2008. By 2013, the building and sign were gone. For more, see this website.

More Burns:
Central Hotel: 1, 2

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