Portland in NSW is a sleepy little country town about 2.5 hours west of Sydney. Hidden away from the Highway, it’s a surprising little hot bed of traditional hand painted sign writing.
Ron Bidwell, a sign painter originally from Sydney, now makes the town home. He had a vision of recreating vintage hand painted signs to attract people to town, and the ‘Signs of Yesteryear’ was born.
The signs are spread throughout the town’s centre. The best way to see them is park up the car, and go for a wander down the main street. While you’re there, why not grab lunch or least grab a drink or an ice cream and help support the local economy, and tell them how much you love the signs.