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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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The Story of the Portland Loo

This is a story about the Portland Loo to be specific. Why is this loo so special you ask? Well for one, it is a Portland creation. This loo is the brainchild of Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard. Like all public restrooms it is free and accessible around the clock. Unlike previous public bathrooms, it offers privacy while also openness. It is sleek, user-friendly, wheelchair and bike accessible, easy to clean and virtual indestructible. It was also developed to discourage the use of illegal activity such as drug use, there it has an open bar at the top and the bottom which allows police to see underneath to see how many people are present. These openings also serve to provide ventilation to the bathroom. This bathroom is so popular that it was voted the best public restroom in Canada. Find the Portland Loo at Khunamokwst Park!

For more news on this loo, see here: 

-  New Vancouver BC

- The Portland Loo 

- Business Insider Article 

- Fast Company Article 

- CityLab