Managing Editor

Also the magazine's 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, she occasionally writes about food and drink, raising kids in Portland, and her hobby of extreme transit. She’s also a 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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WATER WORLD

Your Ultimate Guide to Northwest Swimming Holes

From hidden gems to trusty stalwarts, here’s where to cool down when the mercury soars. Plus: your essential river rat gear guide and some etiquette suggestions (if we may).

  • By Caleb Diehl, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/12/2016

TAKE THE PLUNGE

9 Incredible Northwest Swimming Holes

Breath-stealing waterfalls. Secluded lakes. Rollicking rivers. The Northwest’s greatest summer destinations hide off the beaten path—and within three hours of Portland.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/12/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

As the Portland Streetcar Turns 15, Here’s What You Need to Know about Our Little Trolley

Including whether you should wait or walk.

  • By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler
  • Published 07/12/2016

OM BASE

Teen Witch Rapper Has Amazing Second Career as a Celebrity Yoga Instructor. Top That!

Yogalosophy author Mandy Ingber, a familiar face from her child acting career, visits Yoga Pearl this month.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 06/16/2016

TV

The Twin Peaks Cast List Is Out and Eddie Vedder Is on It

This is, excuse me, a damn fine list of actors.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 04/25/2016

THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

TRAVEL DEALS

Amtrak Deals to Centralia and Beyond

With two-for-one train vouchers and other specials, McMenamins and Amtrak Cascades partner for "all aboard" in April.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 04/05/2016

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Eat, Drink, and Live Large at the Allison’s Cuvée Weekend

Food and wine event gives Portlanders an affordable way to check out the Newberg luxury hotel and spa without shelling out for a room. But believe us, you’ll want to go back and stay a night.

  • By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/24/2016

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Newberg’s Semisecret Luxury Destination

We were invited to the Allison Inn & Spa, and now we really, really want to go back. So about that raise….

  • By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/24/2016

BODY TALK

Go Away, Sex Wipes

Another completely unnecessary product pressures us to be clean down there—immediately after getting down and dirty.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 02/11/2016

DAY TRIPPER

Winter Is the Best Time to Get a Wrap at a Classic Northwest Spa

Because who doesn’t like warm hugs?

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 01/28/2016

FILM

Hey, McFly—the Future is Now!

One Portlander is traveling (two hours) into the future as part of her Back to the Future Day observance. What have you got planned?

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/21/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Volunteer: Eleanore Rubinstein of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/20/2015

LONG LIVE THE KING

Why King Burrito Is Still North Portland’s Greatest Burrito Joint (After 20 Years)

The NoPo taco standby enters its third decade with a winning strategy for success: keep doing things the way they've always been done.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/19/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

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

HAPPY TRAILS

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

COMEDY

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

JUST BECAUSE

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

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

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

PRODUCT REVIEW

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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