cooling centers

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.

How to avoid the deadly effects of blistering heat [Infographic]

By Matt Kinshella

The weather in the next few days looks hot and muggy. Make sure you and those you know stay safe by reading and sharing the infographic below. Dial 211 or text us Monday - Friday, 8am to 6pm for information about cool places to go. And stay tuned to this blog and our twitter feed for updates through the weekend. 

Places to stay cool in Salem


Cooling Centers Available in Salem

Salem, Ore. The City of Salem wants area residents to know of a couple of cooling centers available today.

Places to stay cool in Polk County


There are four places to stay cool in Polk County: 

* Werner University Center from noon to 8 p.m. both days, free parking available in Lot H

* Monmouth Public Library until 8 p.m. on Thursday and 6 p.m. on Friday

* Monmouth Senior Center until 3 p.m. both days

* Independence Library is extending their hours to 8 p.m. on both days

Stay cool in Clackamas County


Here are some places to stay cool in Clackamas: 

Stay cool in Washington County


Updated Aug. 16, 12:53 pm

Elsie Stuhr Center, 550 SW Hall Blvd, Beaverton 97005, for people 55+ - Hours are 7:30am-9pm

Cedar Hills Recreation Center, 11640 SW Park Way, Portland 97225, all ages – Normal hours 5:30am-10pm

The Athletic Center, 15707 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton 97006, all ages – Normal hours 6am-9pm

Garden Home Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Road, Portland 97223, all ages – Air conditioned rooms open Thursday-Friday 6pm-10pm


Staying cool in Clark County


Clark County Public Health and Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency have identified cooling stations in Clark County for the next couple of very warm days.

The following information is being shared on the .">Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency Blog. 

Hot Weather and Preparedness Tips for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities


Hot Weather Preparedness Tips

Seniors are more prone to heat-related health problems than younger people.
Nearly all of a senior’s internal organs function with less efficiency, especially those that help the body deal with heat. Also, most seniors are on combinations of medications that further slow the body’s ability to deal with heat.

Here are some general guidelines to provide basic information about maintaining well being when the weather is hot.

Every place in Multnomah County people can cool down for free


Earlier today we announced cooling center locations for seniors and people with disabilities.

Well now we have the mega list of cooling centers for everyone. We made it in to a PDF and you can download it here. 

Dial 211 if you have further questions. 

Places to cool down in Yamhill County


Newberg Library

Until 8:00 this evening (Thursday, Aug. 15). 
503 East Hancock Street
Newberg, OR 97132

Guardian Tax & Accounting

1124 N Springbrook (in the Safeway Plaza) Thursday and Friday nights from 5:00-8:00pm.