Updated: 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023
Severe weather shelters are open. Starting at 8 p.m. today, Multnomah County, the City of Portland and their service providers will open five severe weather shelters:
- Arbor Lodge, 7440 N. Denver Ave. (corner of N Lombard and N Denver.)
- Charles Jordan Community Center, 9009 N. Foss Ave.
- Salvation Army Moore Street Gymnasium, 5325 N. Williams Ave.
- The Portland Building, 1120 S.W. 5th Ave.
- East Portland Community Center, 740 S.E. 106th Ave.
Shelters will be open 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. All sites will welcome pets and be accessible to people with disabilities.
Free transportation to warming shelters will be available by calling 2-1-1. People in need can also ride TriMet to the shelters or to any warm space. TriMet will not turn away anyone traveling to or from a warm place who cannot afford to pay fare during the state of emergency.
Click here for an interactive map of locations to stay warm during the day, and to find the shelters tonight.
Download maps of shelter sites in English and Spanish:
Anyone seeking shelter should contact 211info by dialing 2-1-1 or 1-866-698-6155. 211info staff are available to identify shelters, warming centers and review transportation options 24/7 for Multnomah County.
Multnomah County declared a state of emergency 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023, in preparation for potentially life-threatening cold weather forecast to arrive in Multnomah County that night. The County, the City of Portland and their service provider partners will expand yesterday’s activation and open a combined total of more than 400 emergency shelter beds from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., and will be open for as long as conditions require.
The National Weather Service is predicting Sunday’s overnight temperatures will drop to the mid to low 20s, with wind chill temperatures in the teens. Experts expect the weather conditions will continue to be dangerous for people living unsheltered.
If you see someone about whom you are concerned during colder conditions, such as an individual who is not dressed for the weather conditions, call the non-emergency response line at 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check.
If someone is unsheltered and their life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1 for medical attention.