A modern design originally focused on function and durability, The Portland Loo® is a sleek, freestanding, public restroom designed to deter criminal activity and meld into its surrounding environment. Wherever you go or whatever city you’re visiting, people love the look of The Portland Loo®.
With rounded steel doors and curved cap roof, the Portland Loo® is an ideal blend of aesthetic design and function.
When Portland City Commissioner Randy Leonard originated the idea for The Portland Loo®, the city was experiencing a rise in its homeless population. Without restroom facilities, the homeless were left to their own devices. The city realized public restrooms open 24-hours a day would alleviate disturbance to local businesses and help keep sanitation under control, prevent unsightly waste throughout public areas as well as hinder the spread of disease.
Madden Fabrication took wish lists from various Portland staffers and volunteers to create a public toilet that would prevent common problems - such as vandalism, illegal drug use or prostitution.
With its rounded anti-graffiti wall panels, open grating, easy-to-clean coating, and interchangeable building components, it’s the Swiss army knife of restrooms. Every feature and placement lend to the unique style of The Portland Loo®. From the cabinet with cleaning supplies to the motion sensors that let you know if someone is inside, the Portland Loo’s® functionality and aesthetic work together to fit into any city’s landscape.
Made with commonly used components, upgrading or replacing pieces of the Portland Loo® is easy. It’s a single stall makes the facility gender neutral, and can sustain about 300 flushes per day, which is comparable to airport restrooms.
No matter what your role in city planning might be, everyone prefers a lavatory that integrates into the surrounding environment while also discouraging crime and destruction. The City of Portland’s local officials were all too familiar with the historical issues occurring in other public restrooms open 24-hours a day. So, when designing The Portland Loo®, we took our time to get it right. We gathered input from local authorities to create a design with ingenuity.
There’s no other lavatory that is designed and built for the people that maintain it, which has proved to keep our city clean. The City of Portland installed the first Portland Loo® over 10 years ago, and it still looks brand new!
If you need a durable, inexpensive solution to reducing crime and waste in your parks, transit stations, or other populated areas, join the many cities who enjoy the look of The Portland Loo®.
The Portland Loo® design is a registered trademark of the City of Portland.