Portland February 09, 2017
The 9 Best Places To Hide In and Around Portland In The Event Of A Zombie Apocalypse
Well, hopefully it never comes to this, but if worse comes to worst and zombies attack Portland, these are your safest bets for surviving the zombie apocalypse. If you wish to resist, and not join in on the flesh-eating parade, keep these places in the back of your mind should a zombie outbreak occur.
1. Head Underground
The tunnels under Old Town, known as the Shanghai Tunnels, are the perfect place to take shelter and wait out the zombie threat, if you can get in.
2. Boat (Or Swim) To Ross Island
If you have a boat, Ross Island is a safe bet. Not accessible by bridge, this island just 1 mile south of downtown is a great waiting spot. If it is summer, perhaps you can swim if you are stranded without a boat.
3. Find A Treehouse
If you knew the attack was coming, you could book ahead on AirBnB. Otherwise, perhaps ask a neighbor can you join them in their treehouse to have a good view above the ground at any danger coming your way.
4. Kelly Butte Natural Area
You are going to need a few friends and possibly some heavy machinery to unearth this buried former military bunker. If you can get the job done, this will be one of your safest bets.
5. Ape Cave
If you are able, head to your car and take the trip up to
Mt. St. Helens Ape Cave.
This underground cavern is a perfect place to hide for several days, and can be reasonably secured considering it only has a couple points of entry.
6. Head to Mt Hood
It is thought that cold temperatures may slow down zombies, so Mt. Hood is a logical choice. Just be sure you are prepared for the elements. And there's a bonus here: while you wait for impending doom, you may be able to squeeze in a couple runs down the mountain, making the whole zombie apocalypse thing so much more bearable.
7. Sauvie Island
There's only one way on and one way off, making Sauvie Island a great place to hide out and be relatively safe. For the most seclusion, head to the Warrior Point lighthouse where you will have a great view of whatever is coming at you, and a bit of peace of mind.
8. Hitch A Ride On The Portland Spirit
This one is going to be a bit tricky because you are going to want to make sure other passengers are not infected, but once you are away from land, you are safe, as zombies are not known for their swimming prowess. With plenty of food and fuel, you should be able to swiftly get out of harm's way, and if you do get on the Spirit, you will enjoy some great dining along the journey as well.
9. Head To A Bridge
If it comes down to it, a bridge might be your best bet, especially if you can get a legion of friends to help secure it. If you are able to block both ends, you will have your own island in the water, but just be sure to bring some food, as your options will be rather limited at this point.
What is your plan? Where do you plan to go if zombies invade the city? Let us know in the comments below.