Wade Nkrumah of the Oregonian is all over this story.

Portland’s much-loved elephant no longer graces the north wall of a historic building in Old Town/Chinatown.

And the removal of Packy’s mural is something no one associated with the decision seemed eager to discuss.

The top part of the mural was removed Thursday during demolition of the top floor of Skidmore Fountain Building by the west side of Burnside Bridge. The mural was painted in 1990 by North Pacific Sign & Design.

Skidmore Building is undergoing an about $25 million renovation as it becomes the new headquarters for Mercy Corps, one of the world’s top 10 relief-and-development organizations.

April 4, 2008

Read the remainder of Packy mural coming down by clicking here.