Every once in a while, it occurs to me that I live about a mile south of a volcano. Or, as a neighbor says, at least half-a-million-dollars south of the volcano. Housing prices up there can get crazy because Mt. Tabor is a rather nice park. Fortunately for housing prices and my own personal safety, it is an extinct volcano. My life won’t turn into a crappy disaster movie any time soon. Or if it does, it will be because of an earthquake or zombie uprising or something — not a volcano disaster.
I guess Portland is one of the few US cities (“one of two major cities” according to Wikipedia) to have an extinct volcano within city limits. The other city is Bend, also in Oregon.
I might just fix my bicycle and head up to the volcano today.