10-16-2021  10:31 am   •   PDX and SEA Weather
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 12 August 2021

The Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) has reviewed the most recent National Weather Service Forecast, and due to high temperatures, the following cooling centers and cooling spaces will be open Thursday, Aug. 12 through 9am Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021.

COVID-19 precautions will be in place to the extent possible, while prioritizing the immediate risk of life-threatening heat. Staff and volunteers at cooling centers will be masked. Guests will be asked to put on a mask when they are cool enough to do so. Individuals who require power for medical devices should consider one of the cooling centers, as libraries will not have electrical hookups.

No one will be turned away.

Anyone seeking cooling resources should contact 211info. 211info staff are available 24/7 to identify cooling resources and review transportation options for Multnomah County.

To donate supplies during a hot weather event, click here

Community members are asked to be vigilant watching out for their neighbors in need. Anyone who has concerns about someone who appears to be unprepared for the hot weather and does not seem to be capable of caring for themselves should call Police Non-Emergency (503-823-3333) and request a “welfare check.” If it appears that the person’s situation is mental health-related, the Mental Health Crisis Line can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 503-988-4888. If the situation appears to present an imminent risk to the person’s health or safety, dial 911.

COOLING SITES

TriMet encourages anyone who needs relief from the heat to take public transit to and from a cooling site, even if they can't pay fare. No one will be denied a ride. Anyone who needs transportation support to a cooling center can also dial 2-1-1. View this interactive map of cooling centers, cool spaces and splash pads for the location nearest you.

24-HOUR OVERNIGHT COOLING CENTERS

Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Open 24/7 starting at noon on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 until 9am on Sunday, August 15, 2021 Serves: Unrestricted. Pets welcome.

Sunrise Center
18901 E Burnside Street, Portland
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Open 24/7 starting at noon on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 until 9am on Sunday, August 15, 2021
Serves: Unrestricted. Pets welcome.

Arbor Lodge
7440 N Denver Avenue, Portland Intake: Walk in
Hours: Open 24/7 starting at noon on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 until 9am on Sunday, August 15, 2021 Serves: Unrestricted. Pets welcome.

Kellogg Middle School
3330 SE 69th Avenue, Portland
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Open 24/7 starting at 6pm Thursday, August 12, 2021 until 9am Sunday, August 15, 2021 Serves: Unrestricted. Pets welcome

DAYTIME COOLING CENTERS

Charles Jordan Community Center
9009 N Foss Avenue, Portland
Intake: Walk in
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, August 11-14, 2021 from noon-9pm
Serves: Unrestricted. Pets welcome  

LIBRARIES

All libraries will have water bottles to distribute and will offer an indoor cooling space during regular business hours. Libraries don't allow pets, except for service animals. The following locations will stay open for extended hours Wednesday-Saturday, August 11-14, 2021 until 8pm. (View hours for all library locations)

MISTING STATIONS

Open noon to 8pm through Saturday, August 14th

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