09-22-2021  4:42 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 30 July 2021

The Mayor has signed an emergency declaration due to extreme heat, with temperatures expected to rise to 100 degrees today. The declaration takes effect Friday, July 30 and will be in effect until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31.

In addition to those opened by Multnomah County, the City of Portland has opened three of its own cooling centers, at Charles Jordan Community Center, Matt Dishman Community Center, and The Portland Building. The City also opened three outdoor misting centers in Glenhaven Park, Knott Park, and Mt Scott Park. 

Interim Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Director Jonna Papaefthimiou said the City is increasing its ability to assist in severe heat. “Climate change is here.  This was an opportunity to strengthen muscles we will need to use more in the future. These experiences will also help us respond to future smoke events,” Papaefthimiou added.

Cooling Centers

Open noon to 9 p.m. July 29-30. Pets welcome  

Portland Community Centers and Misting Centers

Open noon to 9 p.m. July 29-30. Pets welcome, except Dishman                

The City of Portland is also opening outdoor misting centers:                      


Extended hours at some locations.                          

For additional City resources, including locations of splash pads and interactive fountains visit the City’s summer heat wave resource page.

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