Hot Weather Information

Hot Weather Tips

  • Never leave pets or children alone in a vehicles—temperatures inside can reach dangerous levels in just a few minutes. If you see a child or pet in a hot car that appears lethargic, unable to move or sick, it could be a medical emergency. Call 911 right away.
  • Keep your blinds or curtains closed can reduce the amount of heat passing through your home by as much as 45 percent.
  • Keep all windows and doors shut until the temperature outside begins to cool.
  • Ventilate at night, by pointing the fan blades outside to suck warm air out of your home.
  • Makeshift Air Conditioner, visit this link to learn how to make an at-home air conditioner unit for $8
  • Make a cold compress using a cotton sock filled with rice, tied with twine and frozen for two hours before bedtime. Place between your sheets to keep your bed cool.
  • Wear loose, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
  • Keep an eye out for heat illness. There are three types of heat illness:
    • Heat cramps: painful spasms usually in muscles of legs and abdomen. Heavy sweating. First Aid: Firm pressure on cramping muscles, or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use.
    • Heat Exhaustion:Heavy sweating, weakness, skin cold, pale and clammy. Pulse thready. Normal temperature possible. Fainting and vomiting. First Aid: Get victim out of sun. Lay down and loosen clothing. Apply cool, wet cloths. Fan or move victim to air conditioned room. Give sips of water or a sports drink. If nausea occurs, discontinue use. If vomiting continues, seek immediate medical attention.
    • Heat Stroke (or sunstroke): High body temperature (106° F. or higher). Hot, dry skin. Rapid and strong pulse. Possible unconsciousness. First Aid: HEAT STROKE IS A SEVERE MEDICAL EMERGENCY. SUMMON EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE OR GET THE VICTIM TO A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. DELAY CAN BE FATAL.

Cooling Centers

Cooling centers are available free of charge.

A great place to beat the heat is at the Beaverton City Library.

The City of Beaverton will be offering a cooling center in the Cathy Stanton Room of the Beaverton City Main Library, located at Hall Blvd and 5th Street.

The cooling center will operate during the following days/times:

  • Wednesday August 11, 7 - 9 PM
  • Thursday August 12, 6 - 10 PM
  • Friday August 13, 6 - 10 PM
  • Saturday August 14, 6 - 8 PM

*** Please note that hours are extended on Thursday and Friday due to those being days of highest temperatures, including in the evening.

Community members are invited to come and cool off, charge devices, use the WiFi and get a drink of water. Restrooms will also be available.

Please note that we are requiring face coverings while inside City of Beaverton buildings, including the Cooling Center.

Beaverton City Library is located at 12375 SW 5th Street. TriMet route numbers 52, 76, and 78.
Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls is located at 11200 SW Murray Scholls Place, Suite 102. TriMet route numbers 62 and 92.

Overnight Cooling Shelter

The City of Beaverton is working with Washington County and Just Compassion to provide overnight shelter during the current heat wave.

The Lifeworks side of the Beaverton Community Center (12350 SW 5th St., Beaverton, OR 97005) will be available for overnight, air conditioned stays during the next few days. The space will be pet friendly. 

The shelter will operate the following days and times:

  • Wednesday August 11, 9 PM to 10 AM August 12
  • Thursday August 12, 9 PM to 10 AM August 13
  • Friday August 13, 9 PM to 10 AM August 14
  • Saturday August 14, 9 PM to 10 AM August 15

Community members needing overnight relief from the hot temperatures are invited to make use of this overnight cooling shelter to rest, charge devices, use restrooms and enjoy water and light snacks.

Library Hours

Monday 10 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 - 6 PM

Library Hours at Murray Scholls

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 7 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday 1 PM - 6 PM

To find a list of other Washington County area locations of cooling centers, visit: