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‘Portland Loo’ now open at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza

A new type of public restroom is now open at Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza. It’s called a “Portland Loo” because it was originally created in Portland, Oregon. City leaders say it’s meant to take the pressure off nearby businesses to offer up their restrooms for people experiencing homelessness. The restrooms are designed specifically to prevent some of the problems experienced with other public bathrooms. They’re nearly impossible to vandalize because they have stainless steel walls and the hand washing station is minted on the outside. The restroom is also protected by an anti-graffiti “clear coat.”