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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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