The Toilet that’s City-Approved and Well-Used

Reducing crime and waste is a priority that most cities have at the top of their list. But when you’re balancing demands from several different department staff, volunteers, and elected officials, it can be tricky to find a solution that satisfies everyone AND fits into your budget.

Lucky for you, you found The Portland Loo.

The Portland Loo was developed by Madden Fabrication with Portland City staff and officials. Together, we specifically designed it to prevent problems of other public restrooms, including cleanliness, crime, and upkeep.

So durable, it’s almost indestructible.

The heavy-gauge stainless steel wall panels are strong and yet lightweight. With a graffiti-proof coating, they’re easy to clean with a hose. All of the plumbing and building components are commonly used too, so they’re easy to replace or upgrade.

Promotes safety, while allowing for privacy.

There’s open grates at the bottom and top of the Loo, which allows law enforcement or security personnel to see and hear how many people are inside. Yet each occupant has the privacy where it matters in order to use the facility without worry.

Discourages lingering and crime inside.

The hand-washing feature is on the exterior, which deters anyone from lingering too long inside the restroom, and prevents any clothing or body washing inside. This also creates efficiency, allowing more people to use it in any given time period.

An elegant design that’s also inexpensive.

The minimalistic approach resulted in a sleek and modern design, which also means there isn’t unnecessary components that add to the cost. And the solar-panels on the roof allow the unit to be powered entirely by solar power off-grid, or in combination with low level volt power.

Proven to help the City of Portland.

The oldest Loo in Portland is 10 years old, is still in use, and looks new! The proven success of the Loo has earned the city its first patent, so Portland also gets a percent of the profit each time one is sold to another city or organization.

There’s no doubt that this is your safest choice for a freestanding public restroom.

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  • Daniel Johnson August 7, 2018
    “Thank you  for your quote for the City of Shoreline Evan. I can’t being to tell you how effective the Loos have been in solving site CEPTED issues at the Rainier Beach Site. During my tenure as the former operations and maintenance director for Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Loo was a welcome solution to […]
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  • Gary Johnson August 6, 2018
    “Based on Portland’s experience, this public toilet doesn’t just work well for homeless people — it works well for everybody”
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  • Bryan Aptekar, City of Portland August 6, 2018
    “It is worth increased installation costs if it is the right location.”
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  • Denise Jillian, ED Harvard Square Business Association August 6, 2018
    “This is an authentic urban place and we welcome everybody here — from homeless kids to global leaders,…The toilet is really located right in the heart of the square, with traffic coming and going on all sides. So the fact that it’s in such a public space I think is helpful.”
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  • Richard Parker, professor at Harvard Kennedy School and member of Action for Cambridge Toilet (ACT) August 6, 2018
    “This is going to mean that people have a place to go to the bathroom, which is a fundamental human right as much as food or shelter, which [the homeless] didn’t have guaranteed to them before.”
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