Nearly 850 people sought shelter across seven shelter sites at some point on Friday, Feb. 24, as the region pushed through four nights of inclement weather that began Wednesday.
Care for When It's Cold News
Warming shelters will open tonight as cold temperatures are expected to continue
Seventh overnight severe weather added for the night of Feb. 24, 2023.
City, County staff and providers respond to unprecedented snow event with expanded warming shelter capacity on Thursday
Warming shelters will be open overnight Feb. 22, 2023, with navigation and transportation offered to warm daytime locations Feb. 23.
Potential snow accumulation overnight could be dangerous for people living outside.
National Weather Service forecast for Jan. 30 does not meet City of Portland/Multnomah County thresholds for opening shelters
Additional site, plus a switch to a larger site in east County, help increase capacity to about 400 beds on Sunday, Jan. 29
Dangerously cold weather expected in Multnomah County starting Jan. 28, 2023
Volunteers joined Multnomah County and city of Portland, Do Good Multnomah & Cultivate Initiatives staff in operations
Community volunteers are sought to help staff warming shelters as difficult road conditions and illness increase staff callouts
Five shelters will remain open as long as frigid temperatures persist