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UO quits plans to purchase Portland sign.

After months of playing with the idea of purchasing the iconic “Made in Portland” sign The University of Oregon has decided to back off.  This week marked the end of a lease the UO purchased that gave it the rights to buy the sign. After a year that included one of the biggest American economic meltdowns the UO has seen, the people in charge decided over a million bucks was not worth it.  Here is portland news stations KATU’s take on the sign below.

Darryl Paulsen the owner of the sign is disappointed in the the deal gone wrong, but not because he is a Duck, Paulsen is a fan of freedom of speech. I believe in Paulsen’s love for the first amendment but I believe the $800,000 he lost in the deal gone wrong. My  personal favorite part of the video is one thing we all have to take note “Oregonians are sentimental.”

No go on O: UO drops plan for Portland Sign

  1. nike urbanism duk says:

    Oh no, the UO “hot brand” may be cooling off after Frohnmayer’s exit. This sign brand war may have undermined the UO plan to buy the entire building in 2012.

  2. C.T. Behemoth says:

    FINALLY. That crap made no sense from the beginning.

    In other news, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.

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