DESIGNED BY THE CITY, FOR THE CITY

Portland’s famous stand-alone bathroom, The Portland Loo, was developed by Madden Fabrication in conjunction with the City of Portland. Free and accessible around the clock, the Loos are designed specifically to prevent problems that are commonly experienced with public toilets. The sleek and modern kiosk discourages crime with graffiti-proof wall panels and open grating. And, they’re easy to clean, with commonly used components that are easy to replace or upgrade. First installed over 10 years ago, The Portland Loo has proven to be a durable and inexpensive solution to keep your city clean and crime-free.

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THE PROOF IS IN THE POTTY

Prevents Crime

The sleek and modern kiosk discourages crime with graffiti-proof wall panels and open grating that allows you to see if and how many people are inside.

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Easy to Clean & Maintain

The coating on the steel wall panels makes it simple to clean with a hose, and all plumbing and building components are common and easy to replace or upgrade.

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Inexpensive to Install and Run

It can be delivered on site as a complete enclosure, and requires minimal utilities that can operate on solar power or low level volt power.

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  • Mayor Andy Adams, City of Campbell River – In-The-News Review August 29, 2019
    We could have paid for the Portland Loo in what we’re spending for repairs and maintenance on the existing facility. Having seen the Portland Loos that are in Nanaimo and in Bastion Square in Victoria and some other locations, had council made the decision five or six years ago to purchase this, we probably could […]
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  • Kevin Brooks, City of Campbell River – In-The-News Review August 29, 2019
    The others couldn’t ensure the safety we needed. One of the key things in regard to downtown washroom facilities that you’re seeing throughout North America is the ability for sight lines, ensuring the safety of the people using the washroom but also ensuring that if people are inside the washroom and are unconscious, people can […]
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The Portland Loo vs. Self-Cleaning Bathrooms

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The Portland Loo Works 24/7 For You

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The Portland Loo Is Ready “To Go”

Before The Loo, the population in Portland didn’t have a public restroom that was open 24 hours a day with full public access. Since designing and installing the Portland Loo,

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New highly anticipated Portland Loo’s will finally be available in downtown Davis, California.

Published in Davis Enterprise New highly anticipated Portland Loo's will finally be available in downtown Davis, California. A chamber of commerce study showed The Portland Loo to be favored by

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A restroom designed to help the homeless while preventing illegal activities.

Published in CleanLink A restroom designed to help the homeless while preventing illegal activities. The Portland Loo is being used by Seattle to address a real community need. Seattle is

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Austin, Texas installs a permanent solution to a real problem.

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For Reno Nevada, Portland Loo is convenient, prevents graffiti and drug use.

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Homeless suing Sacramento over need for public restroom… city votes to install new Portland Loo’s

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Temporary closer while new Ballard Commons Park Portland Loo Project gets started.

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Sacramento looks to The Portland Loo to reduce human waste on streets.

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Cambridge announces public space improvement project that includes The Portland Loo.

Published in The Harvard Crimson Cambridge announces public space improvement project that includes The Portland Loo. Portland Loo selected due to it being both easy to clean and value as

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Do You Know Your World Toilet Culture?

The Portland Loo isn’t an ordinary type of bathroom that you’re used to! There is no sink, for example, in the Loo because the hand-washing feature is on the outside!

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Santa Rosa selects location for new 24/7 Portland Loo.

Published in The Press Democrat Santa Rosa selects location for new 24/7 Portland Loo. Portland Loo said to offer location for families and kids as well as address homeless needs.

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Portland Loo addresses many social issues for DC.

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The Portland Loo vs. Self-Cleaning Bathrooms

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Seattle officials argue for a ‘Portland loo’ type solution.

Published in The Urbanist Seattle officials argue for a 'Portland loo' type solution. We can all agree on the high need for public facilities. An easy to clean, semi-permanent alternative

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City of Vernon inspired by the Portland Loo.

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Human waste issue in Vancouver, BC ignites calls for 24/7 solution like The Portland Loo.

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Grand Rapids goes with The Portland Loo.

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Astoria looking at The Portland Loo.

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Portland Loo supports local community.

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Portland Loo gives public access to clean water and safe toilets, 24 hours a day.

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For Reno, The Portland Loo as seen as an innovative public restroom to reduce waste.

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Berkeley discussing The Portland Loo.

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Find your local Portland Loo in… Portland.

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Op-Ed: We have identified a promising model of a self-contained, 24-hour restroom – The Portland Loo

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Esquimalt, BC, Interview with Rick Daykin

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City Parks Alliance issues report including public restroom needs.

Published in City Parks Alliance City Parks Alliance issues report including public restroom needs. Report includes detailed suggestions for public health concerns and public restroom solutions. Read the full article

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Portland Loo offers an efficient, dependable solution.

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It’s austere and uncomfortable. That’s precisely the reason the ‘Portland Loo’ is finding a home in King County

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Ballard Commons has a Portland Loo on the way.

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The Portland Loo is Proud to be Gender-Neutral

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City of Campbell River thinks they found a solution in The Portland Loo.

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Seattle needs more Portland Loos

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Shoreline Washington looks to The Portland Loo as ‘anti-crime’ toilets.

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Ballard gets their first Portland Loo.

Published in Real Charge Director's Corner | Timothy Harris, founding director Ballard gets their first Portland Loo. From the article: "This summer, Ballard will finally get Seattle’s first “Portland Loo.”

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Seattle Parks is installing a permanent public restroom aimed at discouraging drug-use.

Published in My Ballard Seattle Parks is installing a permanent public restroom aimed at discouraging drug-use. Read the full article here Content credit to My Ballard

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Santa Rosa discussing new location for The Portland Loo.

Published in The Press Democrat Santa Rosa discussing new location for The Portland Loo. Public hearings on where to locate a new Portland Loo for best public safety and use.

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