Everyone is bracing for the heat this week. We are currently under an excessive heat warning until at least Friday.
From Salem to Vancouver cooling centers are planning ahead and hoping to be better prepared to handle the heatwave than last summer.
2-1-1 is up and running with extra staff brought in specifically to answer calls and direct people to cooling centers and services including rides to a cooling center.
TriMet will not turn away anyone riding to a cool place who cannot afford to pay fare starting today through the duration of the heatwave. Head to trimet.org/alerts and plan early for the possibility of heat-related bus and MAX delays.
Multnomah County libraries are staying open later starting Tuesday but already many are open until 8pm including:
You can also dial 2-1-1 to find a cooling space or transportation to a cooling space.
In addition, officials said TriMet will not turn away anyone riding to a cool place who cannot afford to pay fare starting Monday. That policy will last for the duration of the heat wave. Riders are asked to let bus drivers know they are heading to a cooling space.
Cooling Centers can be found here.
Multnomah County libraries will have extended hours starting Tuesday. In the meantime, officials said several libraries are already open until 8 p.m.:
- Albina: 216 N.E. Knott St.
- Capitol Hill, 10723 S.W. Capitol Hwy.
- Fairview-Columbia: 1520 N.E. Village St.
- Gregory Heights: 7921 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
- Kenton: 8226 N. Denver Ave.
- North Portland: 512 N. Killingsworth St.
- Northwest: 2300 N.W. Thurman St.
- Rockwood: 17917 S.E. Stark St.
- Sellwood-Moreland: 7860 S.E. 13th Ave.
- St. Johns: 7510 N. Charleston Ave.
- Troutdale: 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Rd.
- Woodstock: 6008 S.E. 49th Ave.