Executive Editor

Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

How Ziba Reinvented the Low-Budget Speaker

When an international brand wanted a new look (and higher quality) for its entry-level audio gear, Portland's signature industrial design firm stepped in.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/03/2014

HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 02/03/2014

REPORT

The Scoop on Powell's Books' Downtown Remodel

Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/21/2014

INTERVIEW

The Future of Portland Shopping

Tom Cody, developer of Union Way and South Waterfront’s Emery apartments, expounds on place, profit, and how for-profit development can build community.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/02/2014

VENTURES

How Chirpify is Cashing in on Twitter

Mobilizing hashtags as instant digital payments, one local company is mashing up social media and marketing.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/02/2014

EDITORS' NOTE

Welcome to the Redesign

A chronicle of the magazine's fresh look, a year in the making

  • By Kate Madden, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Michael Novak
  • Published 01/02/2014

TOP DOCTORS & NURSES 2013

Trauma Night

Jennifer Parker steers the sick and wounded through medicine’s darkest hours. We tracked her for one shift: a rare look at the complicated work of saving lives.

  • By Zach Dundas and Leah Nash
  • Published 01/02/2014

HOME & GARDEN

Fieldwork's Luminous Winter Flowers

An ambitious local-first florist rolls out deep greens and brilliant whites for the season.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/16/2013

LIGHTING

Birth of a Brand: Cedar & Moss

A Schoolhouse Electric veteran launches a refined, Euro-accented lighting line of her own.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/10/2013

HOME & GARDEN

Backyard Agriculture Meets Legos? Yes!

Portland start-up Together Farm turns recycled plastic into snap-together raised garden beds.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/03/2013

COVER STORY

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

  • By Doug Kenck-Crispin, Alexandria Bordas, Cari Johnson, Caitlin Feldman, Marco España, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/02/2013

THEATER

Taking On Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off'

Mapping 20 seconds of craziness from a famous farce

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

DESIGN

Green House

PSU architechs turn a Haitian orphanage into an eco-design case study.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

A Fork in History

How feasts, Beats, and barbecues shaped Portland's history

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/02/2013

DESIRABLES

Cloth & Goods' Hyper-Curated Global Style

Three finds from a sharp-eyed Portland stockist.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/11/2013

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013

WORKSHOP

A Classic Oregon Ranch Outfits US Olympians

The historic Imperial Stock Ranch hooks up with Ralph Lauren to supply Winter Games looks.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/29/2013

STYLE

The Neo Boys & the Roots of Portland Vintage Style

The pioneering all-female '70s punk band looks back on retro shopping's dirt-cheap glory days.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/28/2013

DESIGN WEEK: EVENTS

Bright Lights: A DWP Double Dose

Portland Monthly's discussion series goes deep on the economics of creativity with NEA Design Director Jason Schupbach

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/08/2013
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