The much-loved Hung Far Low sign returned to Old Town/Chinatown tonight
in a festive ceremony that included hundreds of onlookers. Kurt Huffman,
one of the owners of the restaurant Ping
in the Hung Far Low building, formally unveiled the restored sign from the basket of a crane parked next to his restaurant.
The iconic sign came down in 2008.
But a campaign to "re-erect" it
kicked off in 2009. Returning the sign to the building cost almost $80,000 of which the Portland Development Commission contributed $45,000.