It's one of the worst feelings in the world. You're out and about in public, and..." duty calls" Now you need to find a restroom, and FAST. It's sometimes even more urgent if you have little ones with you. With more people finally getting out and coming downtown to eat, drink, shop, and be merry in beautiful downtown Portland, we thought it might be helpful if you knew where to find the quickest restroom. Some of the city restrooms are currently closed because of COVID, but there are still plenty all around the peninsula.

Thanks to Portland Downtown for the info. It could save your life....or at least your next visit to Portland!

Where Are The Public Bathrooms/Restrooms in Downtown Portland?

  • Spring Street Parking Garage
    45 Spring Street (also has an entrance on Free Street)
    Open May through December 10am-7pm
  • Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal
    56 Commercial Street
    Open Monday-Saturday 5am-11:30pm; Sunday 6am-11:30pm
  • Cotton Street (Porta Potty)
    End of Cotton Street (near Spring St intersection)
    Open for the summer 2021 season

 

 

There are also a bunch of porta-potties around town too:
  • Spring Street Garage
  • East End Beach
  • Preble Street and Oxford Street
  • Deering Oaks "King Court"
  • Fitzpatrick Stadium
  • Dougherty Field
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Maine Girls Academy
  • Preble Street Parking
  • Payson Park Little League and Softball Fields
  • Kiley Field
  • Payson Playground at Baxter Blvd.
Here is the Google Map from Downtown Portland
Google Maps

Come on downtown! There is so much to see and do, and if you haven't been in the city for a few months you will be amazed at all the new condos and hotels that have gone up.

 

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