Copy Editor

As copy editor, Margaret Seiler makes sure the stories in Portland Monthly are clear, readable, and grammatically correct. When she’s not editing other people’s stories or working on SagaCity Media’s other publications, she occasionally writes about food and drink, raising kids in Portland, and her hobby of extreme transit. She’s also a weekly bar trivia host.

Always an indecisive student, Margaret has a degree in English and mathematics from Amherst College and a graduate certificate in geographic information systems from Portland State University. The native Kentuckian landed in Oregon after youth-hostelling her way around the continent (before cell phones!) and worked at Willamette Week and the Portland Tribune before joining Portland Monthly in 2010. She lives in North Portland’s Kenton neighborhood with her brewer husband and their two children.

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Tips for Hiking with Kids from Real Portland Parents

"Everything will be fine as long as you keep in mind that children have no forethought or self-preservation skills."

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, and Brian Barker
  • Published 07/28/2015
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Hiking and Biking in the Portland Metro Area

No time for a weekend away? Explore the adventures in your own backyard.

  • By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/20/2015
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Seven Golden Moments with Kids in the Hall

The Canadians are coming! We help you prep for Cabbage Head, Tammy, the Head Crusher, and more.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 05/28/2015
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Take a Twin Peaks Road Trip for the Show's 25th Anniversary

Venture to the land of Lynch along the Snoqualmie River, just east of Seattle.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 05/22/2015
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The Hotel from Twin Peaks Is Offering a Package for Superfans

Salish Lodge & Spa channels its television doppelgänger, the Great Northern Hotel, with overnight packages, maps of filming locations, and Twin Peaks souvenirs.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 04/15/2015
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Sustainable Sex? We Try Out Sustain Condoms' Eco Offerings

A new condom brand climaxes on corporate responsibility but is just a shrug in the sack.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 02/13/2015
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Rescheduled: Insider Secrets on The Princess Bride As Told to Us By Westley Himself

Iconic actor Cary Elwes tells us insider secrets about what it was like making one of the most beloved films of all time. Hear from Elwes yourself at his upcoming Dec. 17 reading from his new book, 'As You Wish'.

  • By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn
  • Published 12/02/2014
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This Winter, Become a Smarter, Craftier, Better Person

Put that winter weekend to good use with a class that will help you level up your life.

  • By Matty Newton, Marty Patail, and Margaret Seiler
  • Published 12/01/2014
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Jeff Bridges: The Dude vs. 'The Last Unicorn,' or Bowling for Unicorns

With both 'The Last Unicorn' and Jeff Bridges & the Abiders coming to town, we compare Bridges's defining roles: Prince Lir and the iconic character from 'The Big Lebowski.' Nov 1–2, Nov 23

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/28/2014
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Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/23/2014
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How to Take Public Transit to Timberline

A carless trip to Mount Hood is easier than you think. You don’t even have to hitchhike.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 09/29/2014
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8 Low-Key Oregon Adventures

The recipe for a great day will often involve a balanced blend of walking, pedaling, food, and beer.

  • By Maya Seaman, Michael Zusman, Margaret Seiler, Allison Jones, Eden Dawn, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Car-Free Summer Escapes

These transit-powered day trips are proof that you don’t need your own four wheels to have fun in the Northwest.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Car2Go, eh?

Five things to know if you’re using Car2Go in Canada

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 05/20/2014
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Pick the Right Portland Summer Camp for Your Brood

Portland’s plethora of day camps could give your kids the skills to do just about anything.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 03/03/2014
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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
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Is There Such a Thing as a Kid-Friendly Airport?

When it comes to traveling with tots, PDX ranks high. But the family-friendliness goes beyond the number of play areas.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 05/22/2013
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Health Watch: Reform School

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 09/06/2012
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