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.

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Television

Can a Twin Peaks Revival Make the Northwest Mysterious Again?

David Lynch goes back into the night.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler

Getaways

10 Perfect Northwest Fall Day Trips

Apple picking to wine tasting to river rafting, here’s how to make hay while the sun still shines.

09/13/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, and Julie Whipple

Fall Day Trips: Straight Coastin'

Island Farms and Rickety Ferry Rides: Adventure on the Back Roads to Astoria

Swap traffic for tranquility, and tourist crowds for little-known towns.

09/13/2016 By Margaret Seiler

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).

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

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.

07/12/2016 Edited by Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Margaret Seiler, and Caleb Diehl

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.

06/16/2016 By Margaret Seiler

TV

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

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

04/25/2016 By Margaret Seiler

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.

04/05/2016 By Margaret Seiler

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.

02/24/2016 By Eden Dawn and Margaret Seiler

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….

02/24/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn

BODY TALK

Go Away, Sex Wipes

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

02/11/2016 By Margaret Seiler

DAY TRIPPER

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

Because who doesn’t like warm hugs?

01/28/2016 By Margaret Seiler

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?

10/21/2015 By Margaret Seiler

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Volunteer: Eleanore Rubinstein of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

10/20/2015 By Margaret Seiler

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.

10/19/2015 By Margaret Seiler

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."

07/28/2015 By Allison Jones With Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Brian Barker

HAPPY TRAILS

Hiking and Biking in the Portland Metro Area

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

07/20/2015 By Margaret Seiler and Ramona DeNies

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.

05/28/2015 By Margaret Seiler