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

Published in The Seattle Times

In these coarse times, it costs money to keep the appearance of a civilized society.

At the Ballard Commons, in the heart of Seattle’s historic Scandinavian neighborhood, that cost is $550,000 for one outdoor public restroom and its installation.

But the “Portland Loo” is advertised as the best way to deal with drug use, prostitution and vandalism. Seattle already has two, at the Rainier Beach Playfield. Although there are no plans for additional loos in Seattle, according to a parks spokeswoman, more are coming to the region.

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