Updated: 8:20 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2024

Cooling centers are not open at this time. Check here for the latest updates on cooling centers and other resources to stay safe on hot days. 

Multnomah County is currently preparing for our region’s first hot weather of the season, with forecasts showing temperatures that could reach up to 90 degrees on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11.

Our bodies take time to adjust to hotter weather, so early-season heat can put us at higher risk of heat illness. That’s why the County is advising people to take care when working or playing outside in the midday heat. Remember to drink more water and take cooling breaks. Even a few minutes of cooling can help prevent heat illness.

If you need a place to cool off, check our interactive map of library branches, community centers and interactive fountains, and make a plan to get cool during hot afternoons. Always confirm hours and locations of libraries before you go. Remember that several libraries are closed for construction.

Learn about the symptoms of heat illness and how to take care of yourself and others during hot weather.

Get ready for summer weather

Now’s a good time to prepare yourself and your home for summer. Stock up on fans/air conditioners and sun-blocking curtains, sunscreen and other summer essentials. Now is also a time to make a plan for pets, older adults, kids and those with medical conditions, all of whom are more vulnerable to heat illness.

Watch: How to prepare for the heat before temperatures soar and Cómo preparase para el calor

If you need financial assistance to obtain an air conditioning unit or to pay an electric bill, call 211 or visit this webpage

Stay safe while swimming

Hot temperatures combined with cold, early-season snowmelt will be dangerous for those seeking relief in lakes, rivers and creeks. Be aware of swift currents, cool water temperatures, hidden hazards and uneven bottom surfaces. Watch kids in the water to make sure they aren’t feeling adverse effects. Learn more about staying safe while swimming here.

Bookmark these links

  • National Weather Service: Check the forecast and plan outdoor activities for the coolest times of day.
  • 211info: Dial 2-1-1 to find a cool space nearest you and to learn about transportation options.
  • Public Alerts: Sign up to receive health and safety alerts in your area.
  • Heat Risk Map: The National Weather Service forecasts heat risk for vulnerable populations.
  • Clackamas County: Find cool spaces in Clackamas County.
  • Washington County: Find cool spaces in Washington County.