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PSU students find lack of public restrooms in Portland for homeless population, city residents


A group of Portland State University urban studies students is trying to revive conversation about the lack of public restrooms citywide, which disproportionately hurts homeless people.

Students spent last term researching the issue and working with Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human, the Old Town-based advocacy group known as PHLUSH. They found that while the homeless population most consistently feels the lack of public facilities, just about everyone -- bikers, joggers, tourists, park-goers, residents who visit other parts of the city, elderly and pregnant people -- suf...