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2006

PHLUSH presented Public Restrooms for Old Town Chinatown: A Report to the Communityfor adoption by the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association and other local groups. We later advised Relief Works, a graduate team at Portland State University School of Urban Studies, on the publication of Going Public: Strategies for Meeting Public Restroom Need in Portland’s Central City. We also collaborated with City Repair to participate in Village Building Convergence 6.

In late 2006, City Council allocated funds to increase public restroom availability in Portland’s downtown core and Mayor Tom Potter appointed three PHLUSH co-founders to the Restroom Implementation Team. Working alongside specialists from Portland Parks and Recreation, Portland Office of Transportation, Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Business Alliance and others, we had the opportunity to follow through on several key recommendations.


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

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