List: Cooling centers in Portland metro

List: Cooling centers in Portland metro

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Cooling centers are opening around the Portland metro area as high temperatures once again return to the region.

Below is a list of the cooling center locations and hours:

Multnomah County

According to Multnomah County’s website, five cooling centers will open from noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday:

  • Multnomah County East Building – 600 NE 8th St., Gresham
  • Sunrise Center – 18901 E Burnside St., Portland
  • Portland Building – 1120 SW 5th St., Portland
  • Matt Dishman Community Center – 77 NE Knott St., Portland
  • Charles Jordan Community Center – 9009 North Foss Ave., Portland

People who need a ride to a cooling center can call 211.

The City of Portland is also opening outdoor misting centers from noon to 9 p.m., Thursday and Friday, at the following parks:

  • Glenhaven Park
  • Mt Scott Park
  • Knott Park

Due to the forecasted heat, currently open libraries except Kenton will extend hours of operation until 8 p.m. Thursday. Free water will be available at all libraries throughout the county. Masks are required at all locations. The following Multnomah County libraries will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday:

  • Capitol Hill – 10723 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland
  • Fairview-Columbia – 1520 NE Village St. Fairview
  • Hillsdale, 1525 SW Sunset Blvd., Portland
  • Kenton, 226 N Denver Ave., Portland
  • Northwest, 2300 NW Thurman St., Portland

The following Multnomah County library branches are open until 8 p.m. both Thursday and Friday:

  • Gregory Heights, 7921 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
  • Gresham, 385 NW Miller Ave., Gresham
  • Holgate, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland
  • Hollywood, 4040 NE Tillamook St., Portland
  • Midland, 805 SE 122nd Ave, Portland
  • North Portland, 512 N Killingsworth St, Portland
  • Rockwood, 17917 SE Stark St., Portland
  • St. Johns, 7510 N Charleston Ave., Portland
  • Troutdale, 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale
  • Woodstock, 6008 SE 49th Ave., Portland

Washington County

Multiple cooling centers, splash pads and hydration stations throughout Washington County will be available to the public and can be found in a color-coded, interactive map here.

“We’re really working to get the message out,” said Washington County Emergency Management Manager John Wheeler. “Heat injury is a preventative thing. What we learned from the June heatwave is that there are resources — ways for people to get into AC, a safe environment — we just need to make sure people know what those resources are, what the transportation resources are so they can protect themselves.”

Wheeler said the key is to make a plan of action and not just hope for the best as the heat settles in.

The county’s cooling centers are:

  • Beaverton City Library – 12375 SW 5th St., Beaverton
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
  • Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls – 11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl, Beaverton
    • Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
  • Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center – 9985 SW 125th Ave., Beaverton
    • Open until 7 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
    • Cornelius Public Library – 1370 N Adair St., Cornelius
    • Open until 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.
    • Masks are optional.
  • Forest Grove City Library – 2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove
    • Open until 5 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
  • Forest Grove Senior and Community Center – 2037 Douglas St., Forest Grove
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
  • Hillsboro Brookwood Library – 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday
    • Face coverings and physical distancing are strongly recommended.
  • Hillsboro Civic Center – 150 E Main St., Hillsboro
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
    • This is a pet-friendly location, but they must be crated at all times.
  • Hillsboro Shute Park Library – 775 SE 10th Ave, Hillsboro
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.
  • North Plains Library – 31334 NW Commercial St., North Plains
    • Open until 7 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday
  • St. Anthony’s Catholic Church – 3700 SE 79th Ave., Portland
    • Open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday
    • Pet friendly.
  • Tigard Public Library – 13500 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard
    • Open until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
    • Masks are optional.
  • Tigard Senior Center – 8815 SW Omara St., Portland
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday
  • THPRD Athletic Center – 15707 Walker Rd., Beaverton
    • Open until 7 p.m. Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.
  • Tualatin Public Library – 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin
    • Open until 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

County and state officials are encouraging the public to keep an eye out for one another in their communities. If a person looks disoriented or confused, they might be suffering from the effects of heat -help them move to a cooler place, and consider dialing 911.

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