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 has been so popular in Canada, it was voted Best Bathroom in Canada several years ago! The win of the restroom that is sometimes referred to as “Langley Street Loo” in Victoria BC, was a victory over other celebrated washrooms all over the country.
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 there isn’t access to bathrooms, then people will be forced to find other places to go. Whether that’s the Starbucks on the corner, or literally on the street corner. Here are just more reasons why restrooms that are available 24-hours a day, like The Portland Loo, are so important to a city’s health:
You may have heard about Portland’s famous stand-alone bathroom, The Portland Loo, which was designed in cooperation with city staff and volunteers. No other city’s bathroom is as celebrated as The Portland Loo, for it’s sleek modern look and unique blend of function and security. And one of the most famous celebrations was almost exactly seven years ago in 2012, in collaboration with Emerson School for the city’s fifth Loo installation at Northwest 8th & Couch Street in the Pearl District.