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Fashion Buddha showers creativity on PHLUSH

What a surprise !   Talk about great neighbors! Fashion Buddha has just sent this fabulous new stop motion PHLUSH PSA !!!!    It was received by PHLUSH Co-Founder Lan Nguyen on the day of a special PHLUSH event. Screen shot 2010-04-27 at 1.20.47 PMOrchid Salon, across the street from the generous band of creatives in the historic Merchant Hotel, is the site of the April 27 gathering to thank PHLUSH supporters and to introduce Recode Oregon, Cloacina.org,  NW Edgewater and Milepost 5 artist in residence Jay Critchley. The event, which features an exhibit of waterless urinals, is at 5 pm at 203 NW 2nd, one block from the Old Town Chinatown MAX.


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Public Restrooms and COVID-19: Guidelines for Reopening

June 29, 2020 The re-opening of the economy during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic depends on the successful re-opening of toilet facilities. Retail businesses, manufacturing firms, trade workshops, food-processing units, schools and universities, and government institutions must protect people from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. And they are in a position to support…

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There’s plenty of toilet paper in the US – so why are people hoarding it?

Almost 150 U.S. companies make toilet paper. Studio Dagdagaz/Shutterstock.com Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University The other day I went into Costco to buy some toilet paper. It came as a small shock when I couldn’t find a single roll. The new coronavirus is inspiring panic buying of a variety of household products such as…

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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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