Mayor Wheeler declares State of Emergency due to cold weather

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The City of Portland, Multnomah County, the Joint Office of Homeless Services and their service provider partners will open severe weather shelters from 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2022, to 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 13. 

All sites are accessible to people with disabilities. Pets are allowed at all locations, and no one will be turned away.

Anyone seeking shelter can dial 2-1-1 for information on shelters and to request transportation to a shelter.

Go to to find lists of providers and their needs for winter gear – hats, coats, gloves, sleeping bags and socks, etc. Many providers include online shopping links along with their lists, making donating more convenient than ever. You can donate right from your phone or computer in just a few minutes.

You can also go to and sign up with Transition Projects to train as a warming shelter volunteer. Transition Projects is one of the community partners paid through the Joint Office of Homeless Services to staff severe weather shelters on the coldest or snowiest nights of the year.