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Stay Cool Portland!

By Lindsay Wochnick

Benson BubblerLocal forecasters are predicting record-breaking heat this week. Are you and your family prepared for this spring heat wave?

The Portland Water Bureau encourages the public to beat the heat by drinking enough water, protecting their skin and visiting Portland’s interactive fountains.

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, dab on sunscreen and lip balm to protect yourself from harmful sun rays. Wearing a large brim hat and lightweight clothing also helps as does seeking shade under a tree in one of Portland’s many great parks.

Cool Down in Portland’s Interactive Fountains
According to Portland Parks & Recreation, popular interactive fountains including the Salmon Street Springs, Jamison Square Fountain, Teachers Fountain and Holladay Park Fountain are on for relief from the heat!

The fountains are maintained and operated by Portland Parks & Recreation. When enjoying the fountains, users are reminded to look but don't drink, be safe and pay careful attention to the fountain’s slippery surfaces, rapidly moving water and pools of water. Not all of Portland’s decorative fountains are for wading. 

The city's splash pads will become operational beginning Memorial Day and outdoor pools are scheduled to re-open in June.

Keep cool and remember to drink lots of water!

Lindsay Wochnick
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