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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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

BOOKS & TALKS

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

WINTER BUCKET LIST

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

FILM

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

LIGHT A FIRE

Exceptional Community Contribution: Operation Pitch Invasion

Unleashing the power of organized fandom on soccer’s grassroots

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/23/2014

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

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

SEIZE THE SUMMER

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

SEIZE THE SUMMER

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

PRO TIPS

Car2Go, eh?

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

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 05/20/2014

HELLO, MUDDAH!

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

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
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