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Mayor Taylor Bachrach Published in CBC British Columbia
12 March 2019

“It seems to have got a lot of the design aspects of a great public washroom right,” said Mayor Taylor Bachrach, in explaining the decision...

“It seems to have got a lot of the design aspects of a great public washroom right,” said Mayor Taylor Bachrach, in explaining the decision from the community’s finance committee. It’s been called the perfect public toilet and the best toilet in Canada and now Smithers, B.C., is getting its very own Portland Loo.

The Almanac Published in The Almanac
30 January 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...

“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 time a little bit of surveillance from the outside.”

Author “No Place to Go”

Mt. Lebanon library program to feature author of book about bathrooms / Published in The Almanac

Denise Jillian ED Harvard Square Business Association
6 August 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...

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.

Citylab Published in Citylab
11 June 2018

"The Portland Loo, a unique, patented outdoor bathroom that inspires such worship in its fanbase you’d think that Steve Jobs himself had designed it. This...

“The Portland Loo, a unique, patented outdoor bathroom that inspires such worship in its fanbase you’d think that Steve Jobs himself had designed it. This adoration comes despite the fact that the 24-hour loo was built to be as inhospitable as possible. This toilet does not want to be loved, but in Portland, it is No. 1 (and, presumably, sometimes No. 2 as well).”

Why Portland’s Public Toilets Succeeded Where others Failed / Published in Citylab