VP, Creative

Kate steers the design ship SagaCity's Custom Publishing division, which includes clients like Travel Portland, Visit Seattle, and Visit Santa Monica, among many, many others. Previously, Kate was the Art Director of other SagaCity titles, including Portland Monthly and Aspen Sojourner. She’s designed national, regional, and local publications for over a decade.

Kate moved to Portland from Green Bay, WI before it was cool to move to Portland, so she’s almost a native. She has most of an International Affairs degree from Lewis & Clark College, which she abandoned to go to art school (much to her parents’ chagrin). When she’s not designing magazines, Kate enjoys working on her house, taking Instagram photos of her teenage son sleeping in the car to embarrass him, mixing up craft cocktails, and throwing things for Monkey Shorty the Wonderdog, who sometimes even manages to bring them back.


Eat Beat Weekly Planner

Star-studded dinners at Jacobsen Salt, Francophile suppers at Elder Hall, Bengali cuisine at Thali, and more upcoming food and drink events.

11/04/2014 By Eat Beat Team


#DWPDX: Sam Adams and Adam Arnold Walk Into a Bar...

A few of the city's leading thinkers dive into the forces shaping Portland's future. With cocktails.

09/26/2014 By Catalina Gaitán


The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards


Welcome to the Redesign

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

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


A Brief History of the PDX Airport Carpet

What's the story behind Portland's most beloved rug?

12/20/2013 By Cari Johnson


25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World

Meet the idealists, entrepreneurs, organizers, thinkers, and doers who make Portland a capital city of global action.

01/25/2013 Edited by Zach Dundas With Georgia Perry, Ramona DeNies, Robert Ham, Laura Lundberg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Tamara Feingold


Just Opened: Ava Gene's

What you need to know about Duane Sorenson's new Italian restaurant

01/23/2013 By Karen Brooks


Introducing Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones is reborn as a cozy cocktail joint.

01/23/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Aria Gin

Martin Ryan Distilling captures Oregon’s essence in a dry gin.

01/23/2013 By Kenneth Friedenreich


Sauce Lesson

In her new book, longtime Portland food writer Martha Holmberg simplifies the art of the saucier.

01/18/2013 By Benjamin Tepler


Portland Alternative Medicine Guide

As the nation's hotbed for education in natural medicine, Portland is a great place to get treated.

12/20/2012 By Hannah Wallace


Fressen Artisan Bakery

Meet a pig-in-the-blanket with artisan street cred.

12/20/2012 By Karen Brooks


Sam Adams Exit Interview

Portland's departing mayor hastily answers some of our questions.

12/20/2012 By Randy Gragg


Introducing Trigger

The braintrust from Bunk Sandwiches takes a Tex-Mex detour.

12/19/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Unearthing the Truffle

Irving Street Kitchen chef Sarah Schafer shares simple recipes for Oregon’s iconic truffle.

12/14/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


December Plantwise: To-Do This Month

Leaves to rake and books to read for December gardening

11/21/2012 By Kate Bryant


The Timbers Owner's Hilarious Twitter Feud—and More!

Micro-stories about soccer, Edgar Allan Poe, and Portland restaurants invading Oklahoma

10/16/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Cellar Notes

Washington's Best Wines

Seattle Met writer selects five wondrous wines from up North.

10/16/2012 By Allison Jones


Spirit Watch: Imbue

This bittersweet fortified wine from Oregon might just improve your opinion of vermouth.



Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2012

After blind-tasting more than 500 bottles over two weeks, our panel of local wine connoisseurs landed on a delicious (and surprising) selection of 50 wines. Drink up!

09/15/2012 By Allison Jones