Friday, May 18, 2007

Signs of North Portland

I groove on good signs. Cultural indicators, history, style...some of my favorites are the reader board signs where people can give shout outs like "Lordy Lordy Mike is Forty!" or where business owners test out saavy sayings. And then there's the signs with awesome type, style. Think of the beautiful Vegas style signs on North Interstate. I thought I might start taking some photos of my favorite signs. So here's my first entry...
Dancin' Bare
In case you're not sure what Dancin' Bare is all about, we're fortunate that it's all written out clearly on their sign.
Dancin' Bare sign
I kinda think I'd pay more to see that bear dance. Oh, I could just go up the street to Urge for that.
No waitig!
Thank god there's no waitig. By the way, this place is PACKED on the weekend, and always in front, up on the curb, is a monster truck. The perfect addition to the signs. It's like a magnet. Hawt!

11 comments:

Maggie said...

Ooooh....dinner! Obviously you're getting thighs with something.

rodger said...

NoPo has the best signs. A while back at one of the local churches I saw a sign stating...

"You'll love our Sundays...they better than Baskin Robbins"

I wish I'd had my camera.

Cher said...

BWAAHAHA!

I cringe at this sign every time I go by (which is every. single. day! sigh). Glad to know someone else appreciates the trademark violating rendition of Fozzie and the, er, creative license in spelling.

Neva said...

I love the signs in this town, too. This is one I see by my house. It's a retirement center on SW 30th. Why this is a selling point, I have no idea.

Noir said...

We ate here on a dare a couple of years ago. The burgers were surprisingly good.

Kami said...

I just hate waitig.

patti_cake said...

Ah the power of a good sign! I'd rather see the dancing bear too!

KrSt said...

F B IC V O D
The missing 'a' is relatively new, otherwise it's been in this state since my arrival in 1992...

Mark H said...

Immediate laughs here...even though I, and looks like some of your fans, ALL live close enough to have seen these. Even though "Dancing Bare" is intriguing enough to see, I've never been able to bring myself to even crack open the door. Yes, Portland's a city of some fun weird....and we too have missed not having the camera at the right time. Thanks for the laughs, Lelo............ Hey, how's Bingo Night been going?

Mr. J said...

I absolutely love that they know their market well enough to explain the double entendre in simple, line-drawning detail. We get the point; there will be no dancing teddy bears, there will be boobs.

Dr. Sparky said...

YES! The Dancing Bare! Is Paul Bunyon still guarding the entrance?