Heatwave resources

Oregon is experiencing higher temperatures than normal, and we know that may be a concern. Read below for immediate options, as well as resources for the future. See below for information about:

  • Cooling centers and transportation.
  • Tips for staying cool.
  • Information about other help like air conditioners, etc.

Cooling shelters

Here are some cooling shelters in the area. Click a county to see where they are located:

Clackamas County

  • Canby: Denny’s Restaurant, 1369 SE 1st Avenue, open 24/7. Available to people who need to cool off for an hour, with no obligation to buy.
  • Canby: Zoar Lutheran Church, 190 SW 3rd Avenue, open noon to 11 p.m. when temperatures are over 90 degrees.
  • Canby: Canby Adult Center, 1250 S. Ivy Street, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Canby: Canby Public Library, 220 NE 2nd Avenue, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Estacada: Estacada Community Watch, 200 SW Clubhouse Drive, open at least eight hours when temps reach above 98 degrees. Located under the carport of the Community Center.
  • Estacada: Estacada Public Library, 825 NW Wade Street, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Gladstone: Gladstone Library, 135 E Dartmouth Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Happy Valley: Happy Valley Library, 13793 SE Sieben Park Way, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Lake Oswego: Lake Oswego Library, 706 4th Street, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
  • Milwaukie: Oak Lodge Library, 16201 SE McLoughlin Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m to 8 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
  • Milwaukie: Ledding Library, 10660 SE 21st Ave Street, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Oregon City: The Father’s Heart Street Ministry, 603 12th Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30.
  • Oregon City: Reformation Covenant Church, 1201 JQ Adams Street, open when the temperature is over 90 degrees, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Sandy: Sandy Public Library, 38980 Proctor Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  • Welches: Hoodland Public Library, 24525 E Welches Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • West Linn: West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns Street, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Multnomah County

  • Gresham: Multnomah County East Building, 600 NE 8th Street, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, 2021, pets welcome.
  • Portland (East Portland): Sunrise Center, 18901 E Burnside Street, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, 2021, pets welcome.
  • Portland (North Portland): Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N Foss Avenue, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, 2021, pets welcome.
  • Portland (Northeast Portland): Matt Dishman Community Center, 77 NE Knott Street, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, 2021.
  • Portland (Southwest Portland): The Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Avenue, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 29 and 30, 2021, pets welcome.
  • Also: Multnomah County Libraries are open. Most are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Thursday, the Gresham, Hillsdale, Hollywood, and Midland branches are open noon to 8 p.m.

Washington County

  • Beaverton: Beaverton City Main Library, 12375 SW 5th Street, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. After-hours cooling center in the Cathy Stanton Meeting Room 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. No pets allowed.
  • Beaverton: Beaverton Murray-Scholls Library, 11200 SW Murray-Scholls Place, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday.
  • Beaverton: Conestoga Recreation & Aquatic Center, 9985 SW 125th Avenue, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Cornelius: Cornelius Public Library, 1370 N Adair Street, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
  • Cornelius: Virginia Garcia Cornelius Wellness Center, 1151 N Adair Street, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Forest Grove: Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Hillsboro: Brookwood Library, 2850 NE Brookwood Parkway, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Hillsboro: Shute Park Library, 775 SE 10th Avenue, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Hillsboro: Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Pet friendly.
  • North Plains: North Plains Public Library, 31334 NW Commercial Street, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
  • Sherwood: Sherwood Public Library, 22560 SW Pine Street, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
  • Sherwood: Sherwood Center for the Arts, 22689 SW Pine Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
  • Tigard: Tigard Senior Center Bottom Floor, 8815 SW Omara, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Tigard: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 12520 SW Grant Street, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Pet friendly.
  • Tigard: Tigard Public Library, 13500 SW Hall Boulevard, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Tualatin: Tualatin Public Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
  • Tualatin: Juanita Pohl Center, 8513 SW Tualatin Road, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
  • Wilsonville: Wilsonville Public Library, 8200 SW Wilsonville Road, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Transportation options

If you don’t have access to transportation, our transportation partner may be able to help you get to a cooling shelter. Please call them directly:

  • Ride to Care: 855-321-4899

Also, if the temperature reaches more than 100 degrees, TriMet will offer free rides to cooling centers.

Tips for staying cool

Here are some tips for staying cool during the heatwave:

  • Close all of your blinds.
  • Put damp, cool cloths on your face, under your arms and on the back of your neck.
  • Take cool baths. If it gets too hot, consider going to a cooling center.

Other assistance

*In a heat wave event, supplies such as fans and air conditioners are limited. If you need immediate relief from the heat, the best option is to get to a cooling shelter.

We may be able to help you with future needs like air conditioners, fans or help paying your electric bill. Our Rapid Response Team will be glad to talk with you about options for future needs like these. You can reach them at 503-488-2818.