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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Cooling centers open in Multnomah County, free swimming at selected Portland Pools

With temperatures expected to reach 100 degrees this week, four cooling centers will open in Multnomah County to help seniors and people with disabilities and health challenges stay safe. There are four centers opening Wednesday through Friday, August 15-17: 

  • Loaves & Fishes Centers, Elm Court, 1032 S.W. Main, Portland. (503-953-8204)
  • Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland (503-288-8303)
  • Friendly House, 1737 N.W. 26th Ave., Portland, (503-224-2640)
  • YWCA Senior Services, Multnomah County East Building, 600 N.E. 8th St., Gresham, (503-988-3840).

For the list of cooling center hours, see the complete schedule. [more information]

Also, Portland Parks & Recreation is offering free open play swims at selected pools during selected hours.