July 25, 2022
Multnomah County and the City of Portland, along with community partners Do Good Multnomah and Cultivate Initiatives, will open four overnight cooling shelters and one day cooling center beginning Tuesday, July 26, as forecasts show that temperatures could reach triple digits during the day on Tuesday. with little relief at night.
The city and county continue to monitor weather forecasts and prepare to add additional chill sites as needed to ensure no one is turned away.
Night cooling shelters will open Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the following locations:
Daytime cooling center will be open on Tuesday, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., at the following location:
Effective immediately, and for the extent of the emergency declaration, TriMet will not deny anyone travel to a cool location who cannot afford the fare. TriMet asks riders to let their driver know they are heading to a cool location.
When riding public transport in extreme heat, passengers will want to allow extra time and check trimet.org/alerts before travelling, as there may be heat-related service delays.
Anyone who needs help getting to a cool space can also dial 2-1-1.
Other cool spaces
Many libraries are open until 8 p.m. on Monday, and three locations will offer extended hours, until 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday:
Find these places and all the schedules on the Multnomah County Library website
The City of Portland will host misting stations from noon to 8 p.m. starting Tuesday, July 26 at six parks:
Community spaces including Lloyd Center
Find pools, community centers and other cool community spaces on the Interactive map of the department.
Among those places offering people a place to beat the heat are private businesses, including the Lloyd Center.
The mall is extended from Tuesday at least to Thursday, open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“I am grateful to the people at Lloyd Center for offering their iconic building as a cooling center. They are showing a real commitment to the community by welcoming everyone and extending their hours during this heat,” said Jonna Papaefthimiou, manager from the resilience of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management “And really, what could be better than eating a pretzel, sipping an Orange Julius and watching the ice skaters on a hot day?”
The Joint Office of Homeless Services supply center in downtown Portland continues to distribute water and other cooling supplies through community partners, including self-help groups and health teams. awareness under contract. This work began last week, July 19, and will continue throughout the heat event. So far, thousands of water bottles and hundreds of cooling kits and water canisters have been distributed.
As temperatures rise, rivers and lakes can offer relief from the heat.
For those playing in or around water, please wear a life jacket. Life jackets can be borrowed for free at many destinations and boat launches in Multnomah County, including the Mr. James Gleason Memorial Boat Launch near Broughton Beach, Dabney State Park , Blue Lake Park, Oxbow Park and Glenn Otto Park.
Lifeguards are present at Glenn Otto Park. Not only can lifeguards show you the safest place to swim, they can also help visitors choose the best life jacket for them.
Bookmark these links
Info 2-1-1: Call to find cool spaces near you, open cooling centers and for transportation assistance.
National Weather Service: Check the forecast and plan outdoor activities for the cooler times of the day.
Cool places in Multnomah County: Find a library, community center, swimming pool or wading pool near you.
Cool Places in Clackamas County: Find cool spaces in Clackamas County.
Cool Places in Washington County: Find cool spaces in Washington County.