With temperatures expected to hit 107 degrees this week, Multnomah County is opening three cooling centers to help senior citizens, people with disabilities and people with other health conditions stay safe.
Cooling centers open tomorrow, August 1 and will stay open until at least Monday, August 7 at these locations:
- Multnomah County Walnut Park Building, 5325 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland
- Multnomah County East Building, 600 N.E. 8th St., Gresham
- Hollywood Senior Center, 1820 N.E. 40th Ave., Portland
The centers will be open on weekdays from 5-8 pm and on weekends from 2-8 pm. If temperatures stay over 90 degrees, the centers will continue to stay open.
Pets and children are welcome at the centers, which will also provide water, snacks and entertainment. To arrange a free ride to a center, you can call Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.
Multnomah County officials suggest drinking plenty of water and non-alcoholic fluids this week, find the coolest places, like a movie theater or public library, stay out of the sun, take a cool bath and never wait in a parked vehicle or leave a child, pet or elderly people waiting in a parked car.