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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

All-User Restrooms Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tomorrow, join Nick and Commissioner Amanda Fritz to celebrate the completion of the conversion of all City single-stall restroom to all-user restrooms. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at Dawson Park officially unveiling the converted facilities. 

Last year, City Council unanimously approved a new policy to bring all-user restrooms to the City of Portland. This common sense change removes arbitrary barriers, and benefits everyone in our community– older adults, people with a disability, and anyone with a caregiver, parents with young children, and transgender individuals.

The policy was developed with the help of many community partners, including Multnomah County, Elders in Action, Basic Rights Oregon (BRO), the Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC), Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH), Disability Rights Oregon, and DEEP.

Over the past nine months, City staff have converted over 600 single-user gender specific restrooms into all-user restrooms. In addition to that, the City has begun a pilot project on the second floor multi-stall restrooms of the Portland Building. These restrooms have been converted to Portland’s first all-user multi-occupant restroom in Portland.

For more information on All-User Restrooms, check out the Bureau of Internal Business Services’ website.

All User Restrooms Ribbon Cutting

Friday, September 23 at 11am

Dawson Park (N Stanton and N Williams Ave)

 

Portland converts 600 restrooms to gender-neutral, ‘all-user’

Casey Park in The Oregonian

 

All single-user restrooms in Portland city facilities now gender-neutral

Lincoln Graves from KATU News

 

Portland Is Making Nearly 600 Public Restrooms Gender Neutral

Johanna Bernhard in Willamette Week

 

Nearly 600 gender-neutral restrooms now available throughout Portland

FOX 12 News Staff