Portland bike mural too big, must come down

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PORTLAND — The owner of Pedal Bike Tours in Portland has been ordered to remove a mural tourists love to photograph that reads, "Welcome to America's Bicycle Capital."

The city says it's too big.

Owner Todd Roll tells KOIN he and his wife painted the mural in 2012 and thought it was allowed because there had been a sign there previously.

But the Bureau of Development says he needs a permit. So, the 1,650 square foot mural has to go. And, a new sign can be no larger than 300 square feet.