Creative Director, Custom Publishing

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.

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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.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 11/04/2014


#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.

  • By Catalina Gaitán
  • Published 09/26/2014


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.

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


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


A Brief History of the PDX Airport Carpet

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

  • By Cari Johnson
  • Published 12/20/2013


25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World

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

  • By Tamara Feingold, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Laura Lundberg, Robert Ham, Ramona DeNies, Georgia Perry, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2013


Just Opened: Ava Gene's

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

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/23/2013


Introducing Tannery Bar

Skin & Bones is reborn as a cozy cocktail joint.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/23/2013


Aria Gin

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

  • By Kenneth Friedenreich
  • Published 01/23/2013


Sauce Lesson

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/18/2013


Portland Alternative Medicine Guide

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

  • By Hannah Wallace
  • Published 12/20/2012


Fressen Artisan Bakery

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

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 12/20/2012


Sam Adams Exit Interview

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

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/20/2012


Introducing Trigger

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/19/2012


Unearthing the Truffle

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

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 12/14/2012


December Plantwise: To-Do This Month

Leaves to rake and books to read for December gardening

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 11/21/2012


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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/16/2012

Cellar Notes

Washington's Best Wines

Seattle Met writer selects five wondrous wines from up North.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 10/16/2012


Spirit Watch: Imbue

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

  • Published 09/20/2012


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!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/15/2012
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