As a public restroom advocacy group founded in Portland, Oregon in 2006, we have achieved our original goal of increasing toilet availability in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. In our small downtown area there are now five locations, three 24/7, serving 2000 users a day.
Our new focus is ecosan research and development appropriate for a city renowned for its urban planning and commitment to sustainability. Specifically, we are working with partners to find alternatives to the environmentally dangerous chemical porta potties used at arts and sporting events. We support partners prototyping portable waterless urinals and composting toilets with research, information,marketing, advocacy, and support for regulatory and code change.