Cooling centers open across the region in response to heat

By Matt Kinshella

Extreme heat and humidity are predicted for the next several days.

We will be posting locations and hours of operation of known cooling centers in the area on the map below. If you know of a cooling center that is not list, please email us.

This listing will change frequently. 


Monday - Friday, 8am to 6pm you can dial 211, toll-free, or text your zip code to 898211 with questions.

More information

Cooling Center Locations

Clackamas County
Clark County

Columbia County
Multnomah County
Polk County
Umatilla County


Clackamas County

Sandy Senior Center
38348 Pioneer Blvd, Sandy 97055
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wilsonville Community Center Daytime Cooling Center
7965 Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wilsonville Public Library Cooling Center
8200 SW Wilsonville Road, Wilsonville 97070

Library will be closed on July 4th. Regular Hours are Monday to Thursday 10am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 6pm

Clackamas Service Center
8800 SE 80th Ave, Portland 97206
Not technically a cooling center, but the center is open until 6:30 p.m. and people are welcome to drop in.

There are hot lunches provided Monday to Thursday from 10am to 12pm and dinner is provided Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 6pm, Friday from 6pm to 7pm and Saturday from 7pm to 10pm

Turn left at the corner of 82nd and Cornwell and go to the end of the lane. It is located just north of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyers on 82nd Avenue.

Damascus Community Church
14251 SE Rust Way, Damascus 97089
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Clark County

Here's a great link for "Keeping cool in the 'Couv" 

Places to cool down:

Firstenburg Community Center
700 N.E. 136th Ave., Vancouver, Washington

(360) 487-7001

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 am - 9 pm
Friday: 5:30 am - 8 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 7 pm
Sunday: Noon - 6 pm

Marshall Community Center and Luepke Senior Center
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, Washington

(360) 487-7100

Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Water Resources Education Center
4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington

(360) 487-7111
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Columbia County

Both centers said they will be open from 10am until 3pm M to F. If it is hot and there are people wanting to stay later, they will remain open.

Scappoose Senior Center
33342 SW Meadow Drive
Scappoose, OR 97056


St. Helens Senior Center
375 S. 15th
St. Helens, OR 97051


Multnomah County

Click here for a list of Multnomah County cooling centers. See the image below as well. And you can read the entire press release here

Also, here is a list of Multnomah County Library locations:

Polk County

This from Polk County Public Health Dallas, Oregon:

Dallas area residents: Dallas Fire Department will have their training room available as a cooling station from 11am-6pm on 7/2 and on 7/3 from 11a-5p.

Valley is under a Heat Advisory. Polk County Fire District #1 will have their training room available as a cooling station from 11am to 8pm 7/2 and 7/3.

Umatilla County

Open June 29-30

Sun Terrace Cooling Station
1550 NW 11th St, Hermiston
· (541) 564-2595

Water and a cool place to rest will be available 9AM-5PM this weekend.
Additional summer times/dates TBD.