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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Our Mission Statement Learn more about PBEM »

Promote readiness, coordinate response, and build resilience for Portland. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) develops and implements strategic planning, programs, and policies to continually advance the city's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities.

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  1. Dec 11

    Oregonian: Freezing forecast prompts Multnomah County to open shelter

    News story posted to December 10, 2017.

  2. Dec 6

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  4. Dec 5

    Oregonian: Windy near the Gorge; stagnation advisory for south of Portland

    News story posted to December 5, 2017.

  5. Nov 30

    Oregonian: Columbia Gorge fire officially contained; hot spots still possible

    News story posted to November 30, 2017.

Event Calendar View all »


  • RT @multco: Wednesday, Dec. 13 (TONIGHT): Severe weather shelters open for the fourth consecutive night 3 hours ago
  • RT @NWSPortland: Skies across NW OR/SW WA should be at least partially clear tonight for viewing, unless you have fog or low stratus (most… 7 hours ago
  • RT @MultCoEM: Multnomah County Emergency Management is building a cadre of diverse trainers in order to assure that our message of prepared… 9 hours ago

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