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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 1302
Portland, OR 97204

Maija Spencer , Bond Community Engagement


Evan Callahan, Project Manager


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Pier Park

  • New Loo at Pier Park

  • Pier Park - "Tin Shed" restroom

Project Overview

Thanks to funding from the Parks Replacement Bond, a new Portland Loo was installed to replace Restroom A (also known as the "Tin Shed") at Pier Park. Pier Park is located at N Bruce Avenue and Lombard Street. The project also included a new drinking fountain and new ADA accessible pathways to improve access to the Loo and informational kiosks. 

Why install a Loo?

Portland Loos have been installed in many Portland parks, including Waterfront Park, the North and South Park Blocks, Gateway Discovery Park,  Parklane Park, Raymond Park, and Wilkes Park. Made primarily of steel, they are a single-user restroom that is designed and manufactured in Portland to be safe, secure, and graffiti-resistant. Read more about their design and features here. Port-a-potties do temporarily fill the need for a public restroom, but they are frequently targets of vandalism in neighborhood parks.

While most of the downtown Loos are open 24/7, Loos in neighborhood parks such as Pier Park can be locked and open only during park hours. When open for use, they are typically unlocked every morning by Parks maintenance staff, cleaned and stocked, and locked in the evenings.

Project Manager
Evan Callahan,, (971) 940-5741

Public Involvement Coordinator
Maija Spencer,, (503) 823-5593

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2017/18 - Summer 2018:  Design
  • Summer 2018 - Fall 2018:  Permitting
  • Fall 2018 - Winter 2018/19: Bidding
  • January 24, 2019 - Summer 2019: Construction