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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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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The Portland Loo Is Ready “To Go”

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

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Do You Know Your World Toilet Culture?

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Portland Loo addresses many social issues for DC.

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Astoria looking at The Portland Loo.

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Berkeley discussing The Portland Loo.

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City Parks Alliance issues report including public restroom needs.

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Portland Loo offers an efficient, dependable solution.

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

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Shoreline Washington looks to The Portland Loo as crime-fighting toilets.

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