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Portland, Oregon, more commonly known as simply Portland after its partial reclamation, is a survivor community with around 87,000 survivors total in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. The city was also mentioned in Fear the Walking Dead: Radio Waves. The city is a part of the Alliance of the Three, along with the Civic Republic and (formerly) Omaha and the Campus Colony, as well as the three having "joint protection" agreements.

Pre-Apocalypse

Portland was the largest and most populous city in the state of Oregon, with a population of over 585,000 at the time of the outbreak in 2010.

Post-Apocalypse

As the outbreak began affecting major cities in the United States (like Los Angeles), it can be assumed that the military initially attempted to restore order within Portland, but the city was eventually napalmed by the military, along with various other major cities on the west coast. However, Portland either was able to survive both the napalm bombings and from being overrun, or the city was able to be reclaimed at an early point in the outbreak. The survivors managed to erect a massive wall surrounding much of the city. Eventually, the city made contact with the Civic Republic, and the city was inducted as part of the Alliance of the Three, along with Omaha. Dr. Samuel Abbott, a scientist living in Portland, travelled to the Civic Republic to assist in their research, but was killed for threatening to expose the clandestine project to the Civic Republic's civilian government, which is not informed of the CRM's general operations outside of the walls of the CR. Abbott was allowed to reanimate, so that the Civic Republic could study him along with other reanimated test subjects. As part of the Science Exchange between the three cities, numerous students from Portland were transported to the Civic Republic Research Facility, in order to take classes concerning genetic research. However, these students were not allowed communication with their home city. Portland also sent numerous delegates to the Campus Colony to celebrate Monument Day, and these delegates were eventually killed by the chlorine gas deployed on the university by the CRM. It is later discovered by the Endlings that the CRM intends to destroy Portland by using the chlorine gas and disguising it as an attack by a massive herd, the same as Omaha and the Campus Colony. This plan is thwarted by Jennifer Mallick and the Endlings who destroy the research facility and the remaining vials of chlorine gas, sparing Portland the same fate as Omaha and the Campus Colony.

Inhabitants

Formerly

Deaths

  • Numerous counts of unnamed people

Appearances

World Beyond

Season 2

Trivia

  • Portland is the third largest community in the whole TV Universe, with a population of about 87,000 people, followed by Omaha being the second largest with approximately 97,407 people and the Civic Republic being the largest with more than 200,000 people.
  • It is possible that Portland was not completely napalmed by the military, as is shown in "The Last Light", much of the buildings within downtown Portland have remained intact.
  • With the Endlings' arrival to Portland in "The Last Light", Portland's leadership will likely have been informed of the CRM's genocidal intentions, which would likely bring the Alliance of the Three to an end, and could possibly lead to military conflict between the two cities.
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