No severe weather shelters are open at this time. Anyone seeking other shelter options or social and health services should dial 2-1-1.

For updates and future severe weather shelter sites, please check back at multco.us/cold.

Supporting people living outside

If you see someone about whom you are concerned during cold weather, such as not being dressed for the weather conditions, call the non-emergency response line at 503-823-3333 and request a welfare check.

If someone outside is unsheltered and whose life appears to be in danger, call 9-1-1. 

The Joint Office of Homeless Services, together with Multnomah County and the City of Portland, will continue to monitor conditions and open severe weather shelters when certain thresholds are met.

In addition to the severe-weather beds that open only when certain weather thresholds are met, the Joint Office of Homeless Services also funds more than 1,300 year-round and winter shelter beds open every night during the cold season. These beds are open day after day, no matter the forecast. Other community partners also add winter shelter capacity.

Outreach teams — including those from Transition Projects, JOIN, Janus Youth, Cascadia Behavioral Health and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office HOPE team — are also in the community, making contact with vulnerable populations, providing resources and sharing information about severe weather and year-round shelters.