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Waddle's (Remodeled)
Portland, OR
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

As you travel down the highway, you'll suddenly run across a neon sign telling you to "Eat Now at Waddle's". After blinking rapidly a few times, you'll pull over and see the Waddle's coffee shop in all its mid-century modern grace in Portland, OR. Unfortunately, the place has now turned into a Hooter's Restaurant and the sign dating from the mid-40's has been altered. 12-06

 

UPDATE 01/09 : Hooter's is located off the highway in Portland. This Hooters took over from Waddles Restaurant, a Portland landmark for many years. 01-09

 

Hooters
Portland, WA
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

 

 

Ming Wah Restaurant
Spokane, WA
Photo and info courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

The Ming Wah is a typical old Chinese restaurant, having seen better days, but still going. 07-07

 

 

Peking Garden
Spokane, WA
Photo and info courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

The Peking Garden sign is interesting, in that the building itself had burned down, was razed, and the lot was left empty for a long time, but the sign remained. The restaurant was then rebuilt and the sign re-energized. 07-07

 

 

Dick's Hamburgers
Spokane, WA
Photo and info courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

Dick's Hamburgers is a Spokane staple that will hopefully never change their sign. 07-07

 

 

Brown Derby Tavern
Spokane, WA
Photo and info courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

The Brown Derby is a "quaint" neighborhood tavern with a great neon sign. 07-07

 

 

Ferguson's Fountain Cafe
Spokane, WA
Photo and info courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

Ferguson's Cafe's claim to fame was being in the movie "Benny and Joon". 07-07

 

 

Family Drive-in
Spokane, WA
Photo courtesy Josh Hudgens / 2007

Here's a shot of the Family Drive-in in Spokane, WA. 07-07

 

 

 

 

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