Portland reached a record 107 degrees Fahrenheit at 5pm on July 30, 1965 (The Oregonian, 31-July-1965).
Friday’s gasping 107-degree heat broke the 25-year record at Portland International Airport and equaled the 107-degrees recorded at the U.S. Customs House in downtown Portland on July 2, 1942.
The airport record prior to the Friday frying was 105 degrees, recorded July 1, 1942.
The record temperature has since been matched twice, on August 8 and 10, 1981, but not exceeded . . . yet.