GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
August has been the hottest of the last twelve months with an average daily high temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The forecast predicts the weather for the next two weeks will hover in the low to mid-80’s.
The Portland Water Bureau and Portland Parks & Recreation encourage the public to beat the heat by drinking cold, clean water, protecting their skin, and visiting Portland’s pools, interactive fountains, springs and splash pads.
Drink Water and Keep Hydrated
Water helps to regulate the body’s temperature. If you’re on the move, take a water bottle with you, or sip from the Benson Bubblers located around downtown Portland. If you are working, exercising, or playing in heat make sure to increase your water intake.
Protect Your Skin
When you go outside, make sure to dab on sunscreen and lip balm to protect yourself from harmful sun rays. Wearing a large brim hat and lightweight clothing also help as does seeking shade under a tree in one of Portland’s many great parks.
Cool Down in Portland’s Pools, Interactive Fountains, and Splash Pads
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