Trivet Towers, 1902
The "Avery & Co. Hardware" sign is one of the better known signs in downtown. Sitting low on the Trivet Towers north face, this is directly in front of you as you drive south on SW 3rd after crossing W. Burnside. It's even visible on Google maps street view.
Some careful repointing of the bricks at the top of the sign, and the recent moving of the cables that once crossed its face, indicate that the building owners are concerned with preserving this fine sign. Looking in the lower-right edge, this sign was painted by Foster & Kleiser.
See this from the corner of SW 3rd and Ash.