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1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204
Person wiping sweat from their brow.
With temperatures expected to climb into triple digits this week and remain high for several days, Multnomah County will open three cooling centers to help seniors and people with disabilities and other health conditions stay safe.
Cooling centers will open Tuesday, August 1, and remain open through at least Monday, August 7, at the locations listed below. Centers may remain open beyond this date temperatures remain above 90 degrees. All cooling centers will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Transportation to cooling centers can be arranged by calling Ride Connection at 503-226-0700. Advance reservations are encouraged. All rides are free of charge.
Pets and children are welcome at all three cooling center locations. Each location also will have activities including board games and movies. Snacks and water also are available.
Community members are encouraged to check on elderly or vulnerable friends and relatives and also to sign up to receive email alerts about future cooling center openings.
High temperatures can place a dangerous strain on older adults and those with heart and other health issues. According to the National Weather Service, the prolonged record-high temperatures will create a situation in which heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, are likely.
Here are a few tips for staying cool: