PORTLAND, Ore. — Cooling centers are opening as another heat wave in the Pacific Northwest arrives on Wednesday. An excessive heat warning begins Wednesday afternoon through Saturday night with temperatures up to 105 degrees expected. Governor Kate Brown has declared a state of emergency to ensure additional resources are available.
After more than 100 people died in an unseasonably record heat wave in late June, cooling centers can save the lives of those without a fan or air conditioning.
The city of Beaverton is opening a cooling center at Beaverton City Library in the Cathy Stanton Room at 12375 SW 5th Street. It will be open on:
Wednesday, August 11, 7-9 PM
Thursday, August 12, 6-10 PM
Friday, August 13, 6-10 PM
Saturday, August 14, 6-8 PM
Additional information from the city including hot weather tips is available here.
There are other options in Washington County including Hillsboro Civic Center and the Virginia Garcia Cornelius Wellness Center in Cornelius.
In Clackamas County, there are several options including many library branches.