30 Great Campgrounds

30 Great Campgrounds <p>It&rsquo;s camping season and we&rsquo;ve got your <span class="caps">GPS</span> programmed to find the 30 Best Places to pitch your tent. Plus, writer Stacy Wilson recounts the trials and triumphs of West Linn High School instructor Nick Kintz, as the popular math teacher begins a new life&mdash;as Nicole.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Now Hear This

Music Review: Destroyer of the Void by Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper has grown up, leaving nearly perfect _Furr_ for a more consistent _Destroyer of the Void_.

05/20/2010 By Randy Gragg


Checked Out

Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.

05/17/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

Eat & Drink


Pinot Green

Oregon wineries band together to launch the Carbon Neutral Challenge in order to combat rising mercury levels.

05/21/2010 By Chris Bailey

Portland Plated

Beyond S’mores

Four fine dining recipes that you can whisk away with you into the wild.

05/17/2010 By Mike Thelin


Vine Decision

A guide to deciphering the ever increasing thicket of organic wine labels.

05/17/2010 By Condé Cox

High Spirits

Spint’s Alehouse

Spint's Alehouse adds more terrific Eurocentric fare to Portland's restaurant scene.

05/14/2010 By John Chandler

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Campfire Tale

Editor-in-Chief, Randy Gragg, spooks readers with the tale of his first Oregon camping adventure.

05/21/2010 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness


Breaking Away

Not the only one - Portland dreams of becoming one of the world's top cycling destinations.

05/21/2010 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate


Clematis ‘Rooguchi’

An easy to care for flowering vine, Clematis 'Rooguchi', will add vertical color to your garden.

05/17/2010 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

Long Story [Short]

The Officer

Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.

05/21/2010 By Rachel Ritchie


Becoming Nicole

One teacher's odyssey: the math of transitioning from a man to a woman.

05/21/2010 By Stacey Wilson


A Good Paddlin’

Table tennis is poppin' in the Rose City.

05/17/2010 By Phil Busse


Guv Watch

Who's kicking around the cash in the race for Governor? Here are the lines on who's donating to candidates in both parties.

05/17/2010 By Bart Blasengame

Style & Shopping


In the Flesh

Show some skin this summer ... below the ankle.

05/17/2010 By Martha Calhoon


Newly Noted

Lake Oswego high school student, Tyler Jordan (T.J.) Pluhacek, designs iPad app at 16.

05/17/2010 By Gavin Nachbar

Travel & Outdoors


Crossing Guard

Local and state politicians battle to find a solution for the Columbia River Crossing, a 22 lane super highway connecting Oregon and Washington.

05/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

Get Out!

What It Takes…

Three harrowing tales of wilderness survival thanks to quick, calm thinking in moments of peril.

05/17/2010 By Christian DeBenedetti and Kasey Cordell

Get Out!

Fear Factor

Christopher Van Tilburg, MD shares his insights on some common wilderness predicaments.

05/17/2010 By Christopher Van Tilburg

Get Out!

Long Haul

Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.

05/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Get Out!

Back Packing

Our best boroughs for back packing.

05/17/2010 With Brian Barker

Get Out!

Car Camping

Camp grounds worth reaching via automobile.

05/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell


Get Out!

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.

05/17/2010 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Get Out!

Gear Guide

All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.

05/17/2010 With Brian Barker