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Places to escape the heat this weekend

The Portland metro area could see a historic heat wave this weekend with temperatures likely to hit the triple-digits on Saturday and Sunday.

KGW Staff

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Agencies around Oregon and Washington will open cooling centers to help people escape an unprecedented heat wave this weekend. 

Cooling centers are housed in buildings with air conditioning and they are open to anyone in need of a place to stay cool. Many cooling centers offer water and food. People are encouraged to bring books, board games and other activities. Some cooling centers also welcome pets and ask owners to bring their own pet food and water.

Anyone in need of help traveling to a cooling center can call 2-1-1 or 1-866-698-6155 to speak with a community information specialist.