Portlanders try to beat the heat as area temps reach 90s


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Temperatures in the Portland metro area peaked in the 90s Sunday. 

Some people spent the day outside enjoying the weather, while others took cover in the shade or found a place with air conditioning. 

Temperatures this hot can become dangerous in certain conditions. 

Clackamas Fire tweeted some safety tips to beat the heat including staying hydrated, wearing light-colored or lightweight clothing, avoiding midday sun, and exercising early or late in the day. 

KOIN 6 News spoke to some people beating the heat on the Willamette River.

Lana and Irina were paddle boarding to stay cool. It was Lana’s first time on the Willamette.

“She’s addicted and she’s trying to get me addicted to a new passion. So, I’m so excited to try. This is my second time paddling,” Lana said.

Brandon Johnson was outside enjoying the weather in his neighborhood.

“It’s beautiful outside. I can’t complain at all,” said Johnson. “I walk outside and it’s just beautiful.”  

The Salmon Springs Fountain provided a fun spot for kids to cool off and one of the kids playing there, Josiah, also told KOIN he likes going to Sauvie Island to pick berries and go to the beach.

Clackamas Fire also reminds people to check on their elderly friends and neighbors and provide shade and water for pets. Also, they said never leave kids or pets in a parked car because the temperatures can rise very rapidly and become dangerous very quickly. 

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