PHLUSH is a group of public restroom researchers and advocates within the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association. The group considers toilet use a human right and works with communities and local officials to identify options for safe, well-designed, cost-effective public toilets. Within the past year, PHLUSH has issued Public Restroom Design Principles, supported the launch of The Portland Loo and served on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Ankeny Plaza public restroom complex.
The PHLUSH Awards Celebration coincides with the launch of www.phlush.org, a website for those who plan, manage and advocate for public restrooms. The Alliance of Portland Neighborhood Business Associations provided a small grant for the development if the PHLUSH website."