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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Beat the heat!

August 13, 2010

Portlanders can find relief from the 90+ degree temperatures forecast through Monday by taking refuge in the city's parks and pools. From a shady walk in Forest Park to a picnic under the trees in your neighborhood park, from a dip in a community pool to a splash in a spray fountain, there are many free or inexpensive opportunities to escape from the heat.

The Summer Free for All is still going strong, with movies and concerts this weekend. The Washington Park Summer Festival wraps up Saturday night with Felicidades, and if you're more interested in a movie "The Music Man" is showing at Laurelhurst Park.

For cooler air, the Southwest Community Center, East Portland Community Center, and Multnomah Arts Center all offer air-conditioned lobbies that are open to the public. In addition, most swimming pools are open until at least 9:00 on weeknights.

Visit for a complete listing of free activities or click here for a list of pools and spray features around Portland.

Stay cool!