VP, Digital Content

From her perch in Portland, Rachel Ritchie oversees digital content strategy and new product development for all of SagaCity's magazines. That means she toils in a world of apps, wireframes, blogs, and tweets—but her heart will always be with the content. Formerly a Co-Editor in Chief at Portland Monthly, Rachel helped the magazine earn numerous City and Regional Magazine and Society of Professional Journalists award nominations, including General Excellence awards in 2011 and 2013, and two SPJ awards for Leisure and Lifestyle Reporting (“Best Restaurants,” “The 10 of 2013”). She has also written and edited pieces on everything from Oregon's most inspiring women to exploring the history and landscape of Mount St. Helens.

The Boston native arrived in Oregon armed with a liberal arts degree in English literature from Colby College in 2005, and joined the Portland Monthly staff in 2009, after two years at SagaCity’s now-folded, much-beloved Portland Spaces magazine.

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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

HAPPY TRAILS

10 Northwest Hiking and Biking Trails to Help You Seize the Summer

From bike rides along abandoned rail lines to awe-inspiring waterfall treks, here’s how to experience the Northwest at its most majestic.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/24/2016

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: 11 Portland Eats, Spots, and Sips We Can’t Resist Right Now

Iced matcha-chai lattes to killer pastrami sandwiches, here are some of our city’s most delicious things.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/13/2016

OUTDOORS GUIDE 2016

Oregon's Ultimate Summer Backpacking Treks and River Trips

Quintessential Northwest trails. Epic whitewater voyages. Luxuriously lazy floats. Here’s how to make the most of the season.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Adam Sawyer, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

GEAR UP

Your Essential Outdoors Gear Guide

Alpine packs to camp shoes, backpacking stoves to featherweight tents, here’s some of the best gear around, nearly all of it locally made.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

CAMPING GUIDE

How to Camp Like a True Oregonian

We tapped a slew of Oregon experts for hard-earned tips and tricks for every kind of camping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

BACKPACKING

Eight Classic Northwest Backpacking Trips

High-desert mesas, gushing waterfalls, and breathtaking wildflower displays: whatever your style, there’s a trail for you.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016

HABITAT

How A Striking Tasting Room Takes House Spirits to New Heights

The Pacific Northwest’s largest distillery has a massive new home in the Central Eastside.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/01/2016

EDITORS’ NOTE

Why Travel Writing Is the Worst Awesome Job Ever

And should be nothing to complain about—but sometimes we do anyway.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/01/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

  • By Christopher Van Tilberg, Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Explore Ice Caves in Whistler

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Explore Ice Caves in Whistler

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Lodge-Hop the Olympic Peninsula

Explore a rare, lichen-cloaked landscape—and some seriously old-school lodging.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Golf Bandon Dunes

Tackle the Northwest’s most challenging, maddening, and gorgeous golf course.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Slide Show: Surf 'n' Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Surf ’n’ Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Cruise the Alaskan Panhandle

Charter a yacht to navigate some of the world’s most bewitching waters.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016
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