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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Can a Twin Peaks Revival Make the Northwest Mysterious Again?

David Lynch goes back into the night.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 09/13/2016


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.

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

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.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 09/13/2016


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


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


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


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


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
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