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-fee.

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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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  • James Kharma – Google Review 5 Stars April 9, 2019
    5 out of 5 for taste The post James Kharma – Google Review 5 Stars appeared first on TheLoo.
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  • KION 5/46 – In-The-News Review March 28, 2019
    There’s a need for better, safer restroom facilities. We’ve had a number of complaints over the years and issues with keeping our restroom facilities clean and safe. The Portland Loo technology will help improve the experience for everybody,” said Monterey-Salinas Transit CEO, Carl Sedoryk. Renovations begin at Downtown Salinas Transit Center / Published in Koin 5/46 The post KION 5/46 – In-The-News Review […]
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  • The Almanac – In-The-News Review March 11, 2019
    “They don’t have attendants, but they’re very, very challenging to abuse, so to speak,” Lowe said. “The hand-washing station is on the outside. It has a louvered bottom, so you can see if someone is in distress or if there’s more than one person inside. It allows privacy for the user, but at the same […]
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  • Sandra Campos – Google Review 5 Stars February 6, 2019
    “Really enjoyed it. Well keeped clean and enjoyed the view as soon as I was done with business.” The post Sandra Campos – Google Review 5 Stars appeared first on TheLoo.
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  • Ben Jacklet – Google Review 5 Stars November 13, 2018
    “A clean public toilet!” The post Ben Jacklet – Google Review 5 Stars appeared first on TheLoo.
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City Buys “Anti-Crime Toilets” For Park

Published in ClearLink Plagued by continued vandalism, crime and drug use at one of its parks, the city of Shoreline, Washington purchased $115,000 worth of single occupancy restrooms built to

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Public Toilets Are a Necessity For The Housed And Unhoused

Published in Real Charge Director's Corner | Timothy Harris, founding director While Seattle’s City Council elections are deeply polarized around how the city should approach the crisis of unsheltered homelessness,

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How To Find A Public Restroom In Portland (and Elsewhere!)

Whether you’re a runner, tourist, or just out and about seeing the sites in Portland, you may be wondering where the public restrooms are. One of your obvious options is

City Opens Bidding on $500,000 Public restroom Project for Downtown Davis

Published in Fox40 DAVIS -- Davis city leaders say they found the answer to cleaner, more accessible public restrooms. The city of Davis wants to take a concept that garnered

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Construction Starts for Portland Loo at Ballard Commons

Published in My Ballard The long-awaited, $550,000 toilet is finally being installed in Ballard Commons Park. Seattle Parks is installing the permanent toilet, called the Portland Loo, because a public

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Downtown Business Oppose Plans to Put Public Toilet On or Near OLD Courthouse Square

Published in The Press Democrat The absence of a public restroom on Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square can pose a dilemma for parents with young kids struggling to hold it,

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Portland Loos Around The World

Most Portlanders are familiar with The Portland Loo, and have seen the silver rounded public restroom on several spots around town. The Loo has a unique look and a small

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Public Restrooms Delayed

Published in Castanet Vernon Coun. Brian Quiring doesn't want the public to go through the summer months without proper restroom facilities downtown. "What's the status on the installation of the Portland

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New Green Innovations In Toilets

When The Portland Loo was designed with the primary goal of having a lasting solution that would keep the city clean and discourage crime, one of the many solutions for

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Who Most Benefits From Public City Toilets Like The Loo

The city of Portland is ahead of the curve in many ways, one of which is to come up with a solution for public bathrooms that serves many different community

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Bathrooms Around The World Where You Don’t Wanna “Go”

The Portland Loo was designed more for the city and less for the user, with the primary goals of keeping the city clean and discouraging crime. For example, the open

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Why Charleston’s $125,000 Crime-Fighting Toilet Could Set a New Standard

Published in The Post and Courier The new restroom at James Island’s Ferguson Village Park was installed two weeks ago. It cost $125,000 and had been a request of the

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Portland Loo – Smithers, CA, Interview with Mayor Taylor Bachrach

You may know that The Portland Loo isn’t just in Portland; there are several cities around the globe that host the unique standalone public restroom. In fact, the Portland Loo

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Sound Transit is taking over the downtown transit tunnel. What are its plans for the vacant Westlake Station kiosk?

Published in The Seattle Times When King County Metro removed its buses from Seattle’s downtown transit tunnel last month, Metro also abandoned its part-time customer-service kiosk inside Westlake Station. The

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The Portland Loo’s 5 Favorite Potty Training Songs

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Renovations Begin at Downtown Salinas Transit Center

Published in KION5/46 Construction has officially begun at the Monterey-Salinas Transit's Salinas Center. The project is the first major remodel since its opening 30 years ago. "I think it's a great idea.

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The Portland Loo Versus Other City Toilets

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Where the Plazas Are in the City of Monterey–and How to Preserve Their Charm

Published in Marilynch.com Visitors sometimes think that Cannery Row is downtown Monterey, but that’s not so. Below you’ll learn about plazas in each of these distinctive areas of the City

How Portland is Adjusting to the Growing Population

According to estimates from the Population Research Center at Portland State University, Oregon added 54,200 new residents during the year that ended July 1, 2018. And even though that’s down

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Mt. Lebanon Library Program to Feature Author of Book About Bathroom

Published in The Almanac Authors often come up with topics that tend to take people by surprise. “When you say you’re writing a book about public bathroom access,” Canadian writer

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The Clever Reason Portland’s Public Toilets Offer Little Privacy

Published in MF What would it take to design a public toilet that doesn't devolve into a den of drugs, graffiti, and a parade of people who relieve themselves on

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Seattle Auditor: Not enough public restrooms in Seattle for homeless

Published in KomoNews SEATTLE — More public restrooms are needed to handle the unsheltered homeless population in Seattle. That’s according to the Seattle City Auditor, who presented the quarterly report

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‘Waterloo’: Downtown public restrooms scheduled to come online in November

Published in Community Impact Newspaper Dubbed the “Waterloo,” a pair of new, stainless steel, solar-paneled public restrooms could be ready for use by Nov. 8, according to the city’s public

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Seattle fails to provide enough bathrooms for people experiencing homelessness

Published in Real Charge The prosaically named “Review of Navigation Team 2018 Quarter 2 Report” was released by the City Auditor this month, but don’t let the uninspired title keep

A Public Toilet Made For Maintenance

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‘Civic responsibility’ or crime magnet? Historic Sacramento park likely to get public bathroom

Published in The Sacramento Bee The Sacramento City Council is poised to grant an amenity homeless activists have requested for years — a restroom in downtown’s Cesar Chavez Plaza. But

Why 24-Hr Bathrooms Help Keep the City Healthy

Access to safe public restrooms are vital to a city’s cleanliness and health. The bottom line is that any city is full of people, and people need bathrooms! And if

D.C.’s Downtown Was a Public Bathroom Desert. That Could Soon Change

Published in Citylab Homeless activists pushed Washington D.C. to pass expansive public restroom legislation. Now the city is moving to increase toilet access for the public. Over three months in

Ballard Commons to receive ‘Portland Loo’ before next summer

Published in My Ballard The Ballard Commons Park will soon have a permanent public restroom — the Portland Loo will be installed at the park by summer 2019. The plan for the

Monterey-Salinas Transit to offer more public restroom options in downtown Salinas

Published in KION 5/46 SALINAS, Calif. - The restrooms at Salinas Transit Center see a lot of action throughout the day, as one of the only public restrooms in downtown Salinas. "It is very

Arvada Opens Public Restroom in Olde Town

Published in Arvada Press The first public restroom in Olde Town Arvada, located at the Olde Town Transit Station Plaza, officially opened for use Oct. 16. “This is a pretty

Guest Blog: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go…But Where?

Published in DC Fiscal Policy Institute By John McDermott, George Olivar, Janet Sharp, and Marcia Bernbaum, People for Fairness Coalition (PFFC) Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative Regardless of who we are,

When Nature Calls…

Published in HudsonReporter.com There’s a lot to do, but no place to go—this may be the worst-kept secret of the urban experience. You’re planning a day in the Mile Square.

App helps 100k people locate nearest public toilet

Published in Global Times A China cloud platform has helped 100,000 people find the nearest public bathrooms when they were in need, but citizens called for an improvement in the

Are Smart-bathroom Upgrades a Smart Investment Move?

Published in Think Realty The Internet of Things and the advent of smart little helpers like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Home have brought the concept of smart design

We need more public toilets. Too many people are squatting between parked cars

Published in The Guardian Public bathrooms are an invitation to participate in urban life — a signal of welcome even more important than parks and benches and trash cans. Those

Victoria public loo voted best bathroom in Canada

Published in CTV News Vancouver VICTORIA -- It's basically a spruced up downtown outhouse, but Victoria's so-called Langley Street Loo is now known as Canada's best restroom. A nationwide contest

“Canada’s best toilet” being installed in Smithers, BC

Published in CBC British Columbia It's been called the perfect public toilet and the best toilet in Canada and now Smithers, B.C., is getting its very own own Portland Loo. "It seems

Relief comes to Kamloops in the form of free-standing restrooms

Published in CBC British Columbia Kamloops, B.C., is getting two shiny, free-standing public washrooms that are made of steel and powered by solar energy. One Portland Loo, as they're called,

Portland Loos making a splash beyond city

Published in PortlandTribune The TV show "Portlandia" may be ending this season, but another iconic symbol of the city's weirdness continues to spread around the world — the Portland Loo,

Portland, Oregon, spent $250,000 to reinvent the public toilet – and it worked

Published in Business Insider If you've ever used a public toilet, you probably wish you held the urge until you got home. They're unclean, smelly, and often serve as de

Why Portland’s Public Toilets Succeeded Where others Failed

Published in CitylabFor the residents of Portland, Ore., taking a whiz in a public toilet is not just a matter of necessity. It’s an act of civic pride.That’s because the

After embarrassment, Seattle finds public toilet that’s just right

Published in The Seattle Times Seattle is trying yet again to relieve itself of its Pioneer Square public-toilet problem. The city’s current budget includes $230,000 for the purchase, transportation and

Things You Might See on the Sidewalks of Portland

We’re proud that we were able to work with Portland City staff and officials to develop The Portland Loo, which is the name of the freestanding restrooms you can see

5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Portland Loo

Portland’s famous stand-alone bathroom, The Portland Loo, was designed to keep the city clean and discourage illicit activity. Here’s a few things you may not know about this sleek little

In Defense of San Antonio’s $100,000 Toilet

Published in San Antonio Current It's been nearly a year since a shiny, single-stall bathroom appeared on a busy intersection in downtown San Antonio — and the public promptly lost

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Flushed With Excitement

Published in WinnipegFreePress It’s a few hours until game time — the Winnipeg Jets about to host the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their NHL playoff series — and

Cities Look to Public Restroom to Clean up Downtowns, Attract Tourists

Published in PEW A man enters a mobile restroom in downtown Denver. City officials hope the bathrooms will make the urban core cleaner and more inviting. DENVER — Here on

Solar-Powered Toilets of the World: A Comprehensive Guide

Published in Motherboard For the first time in perhaps ever, solar-powered toilets are a prominent news item. I guess we can thank the world's wealthiest philanthropist: Bill Gates just gave

Seattle’s $5 million automated public toilets sold for $12,000

Published in The Seattle Times Seattle has officially washed its hands of the five self-cleaning toilets. The toilets cost the city $5 million. They sold on eBay Thursday evening for

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