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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Evacuation Plan

Evacuation PlanWhen would a large-scale evacuation occur? Fortunately not very often. Portland does not face the types of hazards, such as hurricanes or tsunamis, that typically trigger evacuations. Our most dangerous threats would happen without warning.

Some neighborhoods face unique challenges. PBEM has identified five areas within the city that may face unique challenges to successfully evacuate, such as topography, lack of transportation options, population density and building types:


Portland Citywide Evacuation Plan (draft)

Current draft of the City of Portland's Evacuation Plan.

Attachment 1 - Transportation Technical Memorandum

Memorandum with the transportation analysis results of an orderly evacuation scenario in the Portland metro area.

Attachment 2 - Downtown Central Business District evacuation plan (draft)

Draft evacuation plan specific to the Downtown Central Business District.

Attachment 3 - Forest Park evacuation plan (draft)

Draft evacuation plan specific to Forest Park.

Attachment 4 - Hayden Island evacuation plan (draft)

Draft evacuation plan specific to Hayden Island.

Attachment 5 - Linnton evacuation plan (draft)

Draft evacuation plan specific to the Linnton Neighborhood.

Attachment 6 - MCDD evacuation plan (draft)

Draft evacuation plan specific to the Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD).

Attachment 7 - BEECN map

Map showing the locations of Portland's Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECNs).

Attachment 8 - Oregon Emergency Management Evacuation Levels

Explains State of Oregon's interpretation of levels of evacaution.