Multnomah County will open a cooling center again today, July 30, at the East County building, located at 600 NE 8th St. in Gresham from 5 to 9 p.m.
Wildfires across the state may cause smoky conditions this week that can pose a health risk to people with chronic lung or heart conditions, older people, and children.
Day centers serving neighbors experiencing homelessness will be open as they are most days of the year. The hottest hours of the day in the Portland metro region are between 2 and 8 p.m., so movie theaters and malls may see more visitors as people put off returning after work to homes without air conditioning.
For information about the cooling center, contact 2-1-1 info. Transportation assistance is available to those in need. For information about other cool locations, visit Help For When It's Hot.