Staying Cool in the Heat Wave

Community Resources and Information Share

Sabin CDC Update:

All our residents were texted with information on 211 and cooling centers before it got hot.
Our staff are checking on residents with concerns and residents our team has concerns for.
Please check out and share community resources.  Note the DISCLAIMER at bottom of this web page.
Note: Sabin CDC affordable housing is permanent housing, not supported housing.
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Click the link above to learn more about Multnomah County resources, courtesy of Multnomah County:

  • Cooling Shelters
  • Misting Stations
  • Transportation
  • News Announcements


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.

Cooling shelters 

Overnight cooling shelters are open at the following locations:

Cooling center

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:

Find all locations and hours on the Multnomah County Library website(link is external).

Misting stations

The City of Portland is hosting misting stations from noon to 8 p.m. at six parks. 

Those interested in volunteering at a misting station can sign up here(link is external).

Drinking water filling stations


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 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. 


Nothing on this web page, nor any content linking to or from this web page, shall substitute for medical advice from qualified professionals.  You are hereby notified and advised to seek counsel from qualified professionals at your own risk and expense.

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