June 2010
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Need to get away for a day or a weekend? Kick off your shoes (then put them back on) and let Portland Monthly make the decision of what to do and where to go on your wilderness vay-cay. We've dug up 30 spectacular spots for your next trip to the outdoors.
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One teacher's odyssey: the math of transitioning from a man to a woman.
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Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.
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All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.
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Camp grounds worth reaching via automobile.
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Our best boroughs for back packing.
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Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.
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Christopher Van Tilburg, MD shares his insights on some common wilderness predicaments.
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Three harrowing tales of wilderness survival thanks to quick, calm thinking in moments of peril.
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Local and state politicians battle to find a solution for the Columbia River Crossing, a 22 lane super highway connecting Oregon and Washington.
Editor-in-Chief, Randy Gragg, spooks readers with the tale of his first Oregon camping adventure.
Spint's Alehouse adds more terrific Eurocentric fare to Portland's restaurant scene.
Oregon wineries band together to launch the Carbon Neutral Challenge in order to combat rising mercury levels.
A guide to deciphering the ever increasing thicket of organic wine labels.
Four fine dining recipes that you can whisk away with you into the wild.
Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.
Table tennis is poppin' in the Rose City.
Blitzen Trapper has grown up, leaving nearly perfect _Furr_ for a more consistent _Destroyer of the Void_.
Night and Day L: Isabel de Pedro ‘Clara’ dress with Dayna Pinkham’s 3-button cloche. R: Long water-resistant coat by Iconoclast Image: Dan Cronin, Dan Cronin PHYSICAL ELEMENT’S fall fashion preview— held April 22 in the...
Lake Oswego high school student, Tyler Jordan (T.J.) Pluhacek, designs iPad app at 16.
Show some skin this summer ... below the ankle.
All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.
Need to get away for a day or a weekend? Kick off your shoes (then put them back on) and let Portland Monthly make the decision of what to do and where to go on your wilderness vay-cay. We've dug up 30 spectacular spots for your next trip to the...
Camp grounds worth reaching via automobile.
Our best boroughs for back packing.
Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.
Christopher Van Tilburg, MD shares his insights on some common wilderness predicaments.
Three harrowing tales of wilderness survival thanks to quick, calm thinking in moments of peril.
Local and state politicians battle to find a solution for the Columbia River Crossing, a 22 lane super highway connecting Oregon and Washington.
One teacher's odyssey: the math of transitioning from a man to a woman.
Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.
Who's kicking around the cash in the race for Governor? Here are the lines on who's donating to candidates in both parties.
An easy to care for flowering vine, Clematis 'Rooguchi', will add vertical color to your garden.
Not the only one - Portland dreams of becoming one of the world's top cycling destinations.