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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


A BEECN (short for Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. Click on the links below to learn more about BEECNs, find a site near you and get prepared for an earthquake.

BEECN Training: 

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 7-8:30 pm

  • Mirabella Apt. Building, Park View Room, 350 SW Bond St.., Portland 97239
  • More info and sign up info (paste this link into your browser):


If you have a group of six people or more please contact and arrangements can be made to provide a free, 90-minute BEECN training provided at a time and place convenient for you.