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Cooling Centers in the Portland Metro Area


Looking for a place to keep cool in the Portland metro area? KATU Channel 2 has posted the below list of cooling stations in Multnomah, Clark, and Clackamas Counties directly on their website. Click here for updates of cooling stations!

Multnomah County:

  • Portland Rescue Mission has its Burnside Shelter, at 111 W. Burnside St., open throughout the week as an air-conditioned cooling center.
  • Loaves and Fishes has air-conditioned spaces throughout Multnomah County, and beyond. Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. If the weather reaches 100 degrees, the center will be open until 8 p.m., and will add weekend hours. (Check the center's website for expanded hours.) Free transportation through Ride Connection. Call (503) 288-8303 or (503) 988-3646 to schedule a ride.
  • The Salvation Army Rose Center for Seniors is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 211 N.E. 18th Ave. near downtown Portland. It's offering "fun activities, light snacks and lots of water" and can be reached at (503) 239-1221.
  • The Oregon Humane Society will be operating as a cooling center through the end of the week for people and their pets. For details.

Clark County:

  • Clark County Fire District 6 will open its Felida Fire Station as a cooling center from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday. (Details.) The station is at 11600 N.W. Lakeshore Ave. in Vancouver. The station will reopen at noon on both July 8 and July 9. C-TRAN will transport people there; riders need to board Route 9/Felida and ask the driver to drop them at the fire station on Lakeshore Avenue - as it is not a regular stop on the route. 
  • The Human Services Council of Southwest Washington will provide door-to-door service to the Clark County Fire District 6 Cooling Center. The home pickup service is for low-income people and those with disabilities who need assistance in finding transportation. Rides are limited, so if you know you’ll need one you should call as soon as possible. Ride reservation lines are (360) 258-2103 or (360) 735-5746.   
  • Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St. in Fairgrounds Park, will be open Wednesday through Friday this week with books, magazines, board games and children's activities from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Battle Ground Parks & Recreation Department at (360) 342-5380 for more information on this center.
  • The Camas Public Library at 625 N.E. 4th Ave. is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (360) 834-4692 for special events.
  • The Washougal Fire Department will be setting up "water fun for kids" at Washougal's Hamllik Park from 1 to 4 p.m. July 8. Hamllik Park is at 4285 Addy St. in Washougal. (Details.)     

Clackamas County:

Portable, electric fans may be available for loan to families through the Wilsonville Community Center. The Clackamas County Energy Assistance Program also has fans available for low-income households free of charge.  People in need of a fan can call its energy assistance line at (503) 650-5640; Spanish speakers can call (503) 650-5766. Additionally,

  • Wilsonville Public Library at 8200 S.W. Wilsonville Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Water is available, no pets allowed, handicapped accessible.
  • The Wilsonville Community Center at 7965 S.W. Wilsonville Road is "remaining cool and always a place for folks to spend the day," reports Dan Knoll, spokesman for the City of Wilsonville. Coffee, tea and water are "always available," he said. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Eagle Creek Fire Station at 32200 S.E. Judd Road in Eagle Creek will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Sandy City Hall at 39250 Pioneer Blvd. in Sandy is open as a cooling center – with beverages – from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (503) 668-5533 for details.
  • Oswego Place Assisted Living, 17450 Pilkington Road, Lake Oswego; open everyday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as cooling center. 
  • Royalton Place at 5555 S.E. King Road in Milwaukie is a designated cooling station from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This spot includes snacks, water, television and activity rooms, and "comfy places to relax," said Royalton Place Marketing Director Kristen Smith. For more information contact Royalton Place at (503) 653-1854. 


  Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  July 8, 2010


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