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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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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

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The POOP Project is coming to Portland 2/22/2020!

Straight from New York City, The POOP Project is coming to Portland! How do you break the potty taboo and catalyze creative conversation about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet and world community?  The People’s Own Organic Power (POOP) Project​ has been showing us how, using a brilliant combination of theater,…

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