PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — With sub-freezing temperatures forecasted into the weekend, many warming shelters are remaining open Friday night.
In a release Friday, Multnomah County said five severe weather shelters will be open until Saturday, Dec. 24.
Officials said no one will be turned away, even pets. The shelters will also reportedly be accessible to those with disabilities.
- Reynolds High School: 1698 SW Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale, OR 97060
- Portsmouth Union: 4775 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97203,
- Arbor Lodge: 1952 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR 97217
- Sunrise Center: 18901 E. Burnside St., Portland, OR 97233
- Oregon Convention Center: 960 NE 1st, Portland, OR 97232
Anyone needing a ride to a warming shelter is urged to call 211 or grab a ride with TriMet. TriMet asks riders to let their driver know they’re heading to a shelter.
Those wanting to take TriMet should plan ahead as all MAX light rails have been temporarily suspended and some bus services have been cut back. Riders can check TriMet’s website for the latest details on their route.
Libraries across Multnomah County, which often welcome individuals seeking a warm place during the day, will be closed Friday.
Multnomah County is also looking for volunteers to help at all of these shelters, visit this sign-up page to get involved.
Washington County plans to keep warming centers open for anyone who needs a place to stay until at least noon on Saturday, Dec. 24. The two shelters will also be providing hot meals.
- The Salvation Army Building: 1440 SE 21st Ave, Hillsboro
- Beaverton Community Center: 12350 SW 5th St
Those needing a ride to either shelter location should call 503-846-4722.
County officials said pet owners should check with shelter staff but pets are okay.
Residents in Clackamas County will also be able to stay warm Friday night. The following shelters will be open.
- Father’s Heart Street Ministry: 603 12th St., Oregon City
Hours: Open from 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24
The shelter welcomes service pets that are either leashed or crated.
- Molalla Hope Center: 209 Kennel Avenue, Molalla
Hours: Currently open until 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24
Dogs and other small animals are allowed if they’re in a carrier.
In addition to hot drinks, the shelter will serve dinner around 7 p.m.
- Zoar Lutheran Church: 190 SW Third Ave., Canby
Hours: Currently open until 7 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.
The shelter will allow leashed dogs and other small animals in carriers.
Dinner will be served between 5 to 6 p.m.