Updated Thursday, July 28
Overnight cooling shelters and a daytime cooling center are open. Check this page frequently for any updates on locations and hours.
If someone needs a free ride to somewhere cool, Call 2-1-1(link is external). TriMet is also offering free rides to cool spaces for anyone who cannot afford to pay fare.
For those seeking a cooling unit: Multnomah County is currently prioritizing high-risk Aging, Disability and Veterans Services and Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities clients. Learn more(link is external) about options for requesting a cooling unit through other community resources. Most cooling units are available based on need and eligibility and are not offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Cooling shelters, center
Cooling shelters and cooling centers provide food and water, and safe, air-conditioned places to rest or sleep. No one will be turned away. Pets are welcome.
To limit the spread of COVID-19, staff and guests will be required to wear masks. Staff will work to accommodate guests who might need assistance with wearing a mask. KN95 masks will be available onsite.
Overnight cooling shelters are open at the following locations:
- Charles Jordan Community Center: 9009 N. Foss Ave., Portland(link is external)
- East Portland Community Center: 740 S.E. 106th Ave., Portland(link is external)
- Portland Building: 1120 S.W. 5th Ave., Portland(link is external)
- Sunrise Center: 18901 E. Burnside, Portland(link is external)
A daytime cooling center is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the following location:
Other cool locations
Two libraries are extending their open hours until 9 p.m. through Saturday:
- Gresham: 385 N.W. Miller Ave., Gresham(link is external)
- Holgate: 7905 S.E. Holgate Blvd., Portland(link is external)
Find all locations and hours on the Multnomah County Library website(link is external).
The City of Portland is hosting misting stations from noon to 8 p.m. at six parks.
- East Portland Community Center: 740 S.E. 106th Ave(link is external).
- Glenhaven Park, near skate park: 7900 N.E. Siskiyou St(link is external).
- Harney Park, near restroom: S,E, 67th Avenue and S,E, Harney St(link is external).
- Dawson Park: 1 N. Stanton St.(link is external)
- Lents Park, at Walker Stadium: 4808 S.E. 92nd Ave(link is external).
- Mt. Scott Community Center, near playgrounds: 5530 S.E. 72nd Ave(link is external).
Those interested in volunteering at a misting station can sign up here(link is external).
Drinking water filling stations
- Lents Park: 4808 S.E. 92nd Ave., Portland(link is external)
- McKenna Park: N. Princeton St. and N. Wall Ave., Portland(link is external)
- Big Four Corners Natural Area: 17820 NE Airport Way, Portland(link is external)
- Lynchwood Park: S.E. 174th. Ave. and S.E. Haig Dr., Portland(link is external)
TriMet will not turn away anyone riding to a cool place who cannot afford to pay fare. TriMet asks riders to let their driver know they are headed to a cool place.
When riding transit during extreme heat, riders will want to plan extra time and check trimet.org/alerts(link is external) before traveling, as there may be heat-related delays to service.
Anyone who needs transportation support to a cool space can also dial 2-1-1(link is external).
Bookmark these links
211info(link is external): Dial 2-1-1 to find cool spaces near you and for transportation support.
National Weather Service(link is external): Check the forecast and plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of day.
Cool places in Multnomah County(link is external): Find a library, community center, pool or splash pad near you.