The PFFC Downtown DC Public Restroom Initiative has identified three options for having clean, safe, available public restrooms in needed areas of downtown DC. One is the Portland Loo, manufactured in Portland, Oregon. The city of Portland installed 7 Portland Loos between 2004 and 2008 in its downtown areas.  Since then 12 other cities in the US and Canada — including Seattle WA, San Diego CA, Cincinnati OH, Cambridge MA, Nanaimo AL, Ontario BC, Park City U — have successfully installed and maintained Portland Loos. In 2012 the Portland Loo received Canada’s Best Restroom Award from CINTAS.

On Monday, March 20, 2017  Greg Madden, whose company manufactures the Portland Loo, will share with us: how the Portland Loo originated, its design features, the important role of building community support/buy in before installing the Portland Loo, important factors to take into consideration in siting the Portland Loo.  He will also share with us specific experiences of cities that have installed and are maintaining the Portland Loo.

The event will take place at the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania NW, Washington DC between 10 am and 12 noon in Room 120. A light lunch will be available following the presentation.