List: Heat-related delays and changes
Temperatures in the Portland metro — and most of Oregon — will reach life-threatening record high levels for the next few days.
Below is a list of cancellations, adjusted operating hours and other ways businesses and organizations are preparing for the expected heatwave hitting the area this weekend:
OHA suspends capacity limits
Capacity limits at swimming pools, movie theaters and shopping malls in Oregon have been suspended. The Oregon Health Authority said it made the decision "in response to forecasts of dangerous historic temperatures … to help Oregonians stay cool this weekend."
The change is effective immediately and follows the suspension of capacity limits at cooling centers and on public transit.
TriMet warns of delays
Beginning Saturday, June 26, thru Monday, June 28, all MAX Lines/WES Commuter Rail may be delayed when temperatures are over 90. For temperatures over 105, WES Commuter Rail will be served by shuttle buses. Please plan ahead if traveling during this heatwave.
Several outdoor farmers markets in the Portland-area are canceling and adjusting hours because of the heat. You can check your market status here..
The final two performances of Robert Xavier Rodríguez's "Frida" on Saturday and Sunday have been canceled. Customers with tickets have the option of attending an added performance on Friday evening. Ticket holders will be contacted with details and instructions.
Virginia Garcia Vaccination site
The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center has canceled COVID-19 vaccinations for Saturday and Sunday at the Tektronix building in Beaverton.
Oregon State Parks offers safety reminders
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is reminding everyone to be safe, be prepared, stay hydrated and follow campfire restrictions as temperatures hit record-highs.
"Plan to arrive early, and pass by if the parking lot is full," said OPRD spokesperson Chris Havel. "Have a plan B in case the destination you chose is at capacity."
Oregon Zoo keeping animals cool
An Oregon Zoo spokesperson tells KOIN 6 News that officials are monitoring and may close early at some point during the extreme heat this weekend. However, that has yet to be determined, and zoo officials will alert ticket holders in advance.
Timbers game pushed back
Due to the excessive heat forecast for the Portland area, the Timbers game against Minnesota United FC has been pushed to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26.
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