Ever wonder what Portland might look like during a zombie apocalypse? A recent snowstorm provided the perfect setting for this when a drone captured the city at a virtual standstill. A few daring drivers attempted to navigate the freeways, and for that they were rewarded with snow packed roadways all to themselves.
The footage got us pondering just how little it can take to shut down an entire city.
A few inches of snow was enough to send everything to a screeching halt. To be fair, this type of weather doesn’t happen often in Portland, but when it does, well, you have be ready for it. And what’s the best way to prepare? With plenty of firewood, candles, some comfort food, and an assortment of fine Oregon wines.
Snow days really aren’t so bad, are they? In fact, we would argue that they’re kind of perfect. They’re like a pause button, and since you don’t have control over it, you have to simply stop and wait it out. These moments are a good time to reflect, to take a mental vacation, and to spend quality time with family or friends.
If you’re going to be stuck at home for a couple of days on account of bad weather, you might as well make the most of it. And really, being “stuck” at home can be just the cure for stress, weariness, and fatigue. So the next time the forecast calls for a snowstorm, make sure you’ve got all the essentials on your list: easy-to-prepare foods (read: chocolate), maybe a few board games or DVDs, and some Rainstorm pinot gris or other delectable Oregon wines.
And count your lucky stars that it’s just snow that’s making you homebound, and not brain-eating zombies!