PHLUSH in the News

The media covers PHLUSH activities and regularly seeks
out members for comment.

Bloomberg falls short on Public Restrooms

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Bloomberg falls short on Public Restrooms.”  By Michael Gartland. New York Post. October 27, 2013.

Do You Know Where You’ll Go Poo After a Big Earthquake?

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Do You Know Where You’ll Go Poo After a Big Earthquake?” By Nathan Gilles. The Portland Mercury. October 16, 2013.

Searching for a proper public restroom

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Searching for a proper public restroom.”  By Zachariah Bryan. Ballard News-Tribune.  July 31, 2013.

A potty for all people

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“A potty for all people.”  By Aaron Burkhalter. Real Change News. June 26, 2013.

Students flush out ideas for more public restrooms

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Students flush out ideas for more public restrooms.” By Kari Nelson.  Portland State Vanguard.  April 24, 2013.

PSU students find lack of public restrooms in Portland for homeless population, city residents

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“PSU students find lack of public restrooms in Portland for homeless population, city residents.”  By Sara Hottman.  The Oregonian.  April 5, 2013.

Loos and trash bins lacking in parts of Portland, but downtown is flush

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Loos and trash bins lacking in parts of Portland, but downtown is flush.” By Sara Hottman. The Oregonian. January 17, 2013.

Potty Break: Chinatown tries to clean up its act with one new program, another in the works

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“Potty Break: Chinatown tries to clean up its act with one new program, another in the works”  By Arvin Temkar. Monterey Bay Weekly. January 10, 2013.

A day to break toilet taboos

By info@phlush.org | December 19, 2019

“A day to break toilet taboos.” By Sumedha Sood.  BBC Travelwise. November 16, 2012.


Is the Queen City ready to PHLUSH?

No matter one's position in life, the title of that old children's book applies: "Everyone Poops." From a manual laborer all the way to royalty, nature's call is one we all must answer - sometimes more urgently than others! That's why even The Queen City must admit that she's ready…

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PHLUSH is looking for volunteers!

Are you passionate about public sanitation, toilet access, and emergency preparedness? PHLUSH (Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human) is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us make the world a better place to poop and pee. The need for public restrooms has never been greater due to the pandemic, rising…

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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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