PHLUSH in the News

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

Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green — The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Safe, Accessible, Durable & Green — The Latest Trends in Restroom Structures” By Chris Gelbach.  Recreation Management. September, 2012.

Portland Loo, a public toilet that skips to the head of its class

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Portland Loo, a public toilet that skips to the head of its class“.  Los Angeles Times. August 29, 2012.  (Front page!)

When You Gotta Go. Portland Public Bathrooms: A Century of Holding It In

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“When You Gotta Go. Portland Public Bathrooms: A Century of Holding It In.”  By Alex Zielinski. Portland Mercury. July 12, 2012.

PHLUSH hosts World Toilet Organization Leader Jack Sim

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“PHLUSH hosts World Toilet Organization Leader Jack Sim.”  By Merlin Varaday.  Old Town Chinatown Crier.  Fall, 2012.

Portland Public Bathrooms: A Century of Holding It In

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Portland Public Bathrooms: A Century of Holding It In.”  By Alex Zielinski.  Portland Mercury. 12, 2012

Portland markets its solar-powered public toilet

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Portland markets its solar-powered public toilet.”  By Steven Dubois (Associated Press).  San Diego Times-Union.  April 14, 2012.

Northwest Portland students open fifth Portland Loo with songs about toilets

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“Northwest Portland students open fifth Portland Loo with songs about toilets.” By Molly Hottle.  The Oregonian.  January 31, 2012.

Portland Loo – 1st Flush – Portland Oregon

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

Portland Loo – 1st Flush – Portland Oregon. Video 12 min. By Guy Bodin. Feb 1, 2012

No relief?  Park bathrooms on the city’s chopping block

By Phlush | December 19, 2019

“No relief?  Park bathrooms on the city’s chopping block”  Street Roots. January 12, 2012.


Tips for Creating a Successful Family Emergency Plan

  The scariest thing about natural disasters is that they can happen out of nowhere so you need to be prepared. Does your family know what to do if a tornado, hurricane, or wildfire erupts around your home? In addition to creating an emergency response kit, an emergency plan is…

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Small Business Tips for Having a Public Restroom

  As a small business owner, you have a lot on your mind and your restroom isn’t high on that list of priorities. However, having a restroom could be an essential service your business provides to your clients and customers. Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans use a…

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Poos with Views: How to Use a Groover to Contain Human Waste

Genevieve Schutzius, with contributions by Janice Heil A poo with a view, one might say. I’ve been going #2 outside for a while now. Having gone camping a fair amount since I was a kid, then getting into backpacking as a young adult, I had mastered the art of pooping…

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