Red Cross closes Oregon Convention Center shelter for evacuees, moves to motel

September 16, 2020

The Red Cross shelter at the Oregon Convention Center for people evacuated from Clackamas County and other wildfire areas will close all operations at 8 p.m. Sept. 16. 

The Red Cross notified Multnomah County Wednesday it has moved the people staying at the evacuation shelter to a nearby Portland motel.

Anyone needing access to the Red Cross shelter should contact the Red Cross at 877-272-7337 or visit the Red Cross Disaster Shelters locator. The Red Cross stands ready to support anyone who has questions or needs assistance virtually 24 hours a day.

The Joint Office of Homeless Services will continue to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness, both at the Oregon Convention Center and the Charles Jordan Community Center. Please call 211 to see where space is available and to arrange transportation. Learn more about the Joint Office’s shelter and outreach work during this wildfire event here.