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PHLUSH Awards Celebration on March 24th!

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) will announce the PHLUSH Public Restroom Awards at a celebration on March 24.   The awards honor those whose efforts have increased public restroom availability in Portland.  
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Orchid Salon,  203 NW Second Ave.  Everyone is invited but please RSVP to Lan Nguyen at 503.226.9500 or nworchidsalon@yahoo.com
The PHLUSH Awards Celebration coincides with the launch of phlush.org, a website for those who plan, manage and advocate for public restrooms.   The Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations provided a small grant for the development if the PHLUSH website.


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