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Portland, Oregon + Green Living = Amusement

May 1st, 2009

One of Mr. Zombie’s weekly trips to the doctor’s is in OHSU’s South Waterfront building. A beautiful building not just in aesthetics… but because it’s very green (like much of Portland). At first glance it looks like a boutique hotel. Lunchers are spotted below from the Physical Therapy mezzanine - I’m sure dining on the daily special of pear, brie and caramelized onion on grilled rustic bread sammy from the lobby’s Daily Cafe.
OHSU South Waterfront
Even the parking garage is green. Handy dandy little pull-notes so you know what floor you’ve parked on at the sexy-voiced elevators. Solar panels outside the windows do double duty as awnings.  Recycling cans as common as rubbish cans. Even a nifty bike garage complete with faux tree (so the bikes think they’re frolicking outside?).

But best of all… a good use for reclaimed water.
And my amusement.
OHSU South Waterfront
I’m guessing the sign was from the same people who warned us to take off our clothes before ironing them.

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23 Responses

  1. The fabulous bake and sew allegedly said:

    Mmmm toilet water! Who thinks up these signs?

  2. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Whew, it’s good that they warn you like that! :) hee hee

  3. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    There are no words.

  4. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    You really have to wonder who they are writing these signs for.

  5. The fabulous amy (sew~amy) allegedly said:

    LOL, love it.

  6. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    That’s hilarious. I would roll my eyes too but you know someone, somewhere must’ve taken a swig in order for them to even put up a sign.

    Those pictures are so very Portland!

  7. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    Hmmmm…Does that mean that someone actually did that to warrant that sign? WOW!

  8. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    Thanks for the laugh… Only in Oregon, huh? Did you see where I was taken to lunch for my b’day?

  9. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    Hmmm…maybe that was meant for the 4-legged toilet water drinkers - LOl!! Thanks for a good laugh, Monica! This definitely goes under the header “what were they thinking?”

  10. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Kills me.
    Thanks for the warning.

  11. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    I will tell my cat not to drink toilet water! lol!
    I LOVE your GREEN Oregon!

  12. The fabulous Doe allegedly said:

    Me thinks you are the official Oregon state tour guide and possibly wrote the state’s brochure. You’re making me want to move to Oregon. :)

  13. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    I’m moving to Oregon. My bike is so deprived here. Now we know why you’re so funny — you’re surrounded by it. I do think it’s very interesting that your readers have readily accepted the unisex bathrooms!

  14. The fabulous Jana allegedly said:

    Why oh why would you even think to drink it? I am grossed out beyond belief here.

  15. The fabulous Go Green allegedly said:

    Promote Green living. Put CF green living badge.

  16. The fabulous Linda B allegedly said:

    There seem to be warnings everywhere now. Like we can’t think for ourselves. But, I do think it’s great that Oregon uses reclaimed water for so many purposes. I know they irrigate with it in central Oregon.
    I’m enjoying your blog.

  17. The fabulous Mary Anne Drury allegedly said:

    Well I’m so glad they cleared up the confusion on whether or not to drink from the toilet and urinal …. because I was feeling confusion on whether to wear a dress or pants to go in there in the first place! PHEW !!! LIFE can be SO confusing at times !!!!

    ….and a physical therapy MEZZANINE?!?!?? WOW !! in my job search for the past 3 months I did not come across ANYTHING with a MEZZANINE attached to the words “physical therapy” !!! sounds like a really neato place !! (and are those people you were looking down on in that picture? How high up is that mezzanine?)

  18. The fabulous michelle C. allegedly said:

    Your’e a hoot!

  19. The fabulous Angelina allegedly said:

    Oh that last sign is my very favorite! But it fails to give credit to the intelligence of the Portland city-dwellers. But wait- maybe it’s just for bumpkins like me?

  20. The fabulous Mare allegedly said:

    and from the Ginsu people who warn us not to use their knives on small children?

  21. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    That sign is for seeing eye dogs. Hello!

  22. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    You can’t make up stuff like that!

  23. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    Interesting sign…..when I use a restroom, I never think about taking a drink from the toilet! I’ll put that on my list of “good to know”.

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