Executive Editor

Rachel Ritchie oversees Portland Monthly’s travel and outdoors coverage, Style, Habitat, and Long Story Short departments, and writes and edits service features and narrative stories. She also co-edits the travel and outdoors blog, Tripster. She also attempts to enforce deadlines and keep the budget balanced—much to her coworkers’ amusement.

Since coming aboard in 2009, Rachel has helped Portland Monthly 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 culinary road trips in the Northwest 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 after two years at SagaCity’s now-folded, much-beloved Portland Spaces magazine.

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Cover Story

Fall Getaways: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Fall was made for long weekends. As the sun settles lower and lower in our sky and thanksgiving comes into view on the horizon, there’s no better time to escape the city and savor the few quiet, crisp weekends of autumn.

  • By Eleanor R. Brown, Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 09/19/2011

COVER STORY

Go By: Automobile

Road trips with drives as dazzling as the destinations

  • By Kelly Clarke and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/19/2011

COVER STORY

Go By: Plane

Direct-from-PDX destinations worth your frequent-flier miles.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 09/19/2011

Review

Abby's Open Table

Abby’s Table serves up a healthy and welcoming feast in Southeast Portland.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/16/2011

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Sunny Side Up

Start the day with a little fresh air to go with your eggs and bacon.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/22/2011

Article

Forest Park Guide: Wildlife Crossing

Exploring Forest Park’s animal magnetism.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/29/2011

Review

Sunshine Tavern

Sunshine Tavern's bill of fare embellishes and upgrades some familiar Portland dishes.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/29/2011

Long story [short]

The Champion

Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/29/2011

Beyond the Bridges

Wild Wheels

Nature lovers and daredevils alike are finding Oakridge an attractive spot for cycling adventure.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/29/2011

Article

Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for Foodies

A stopover in Manzanita promises a cornucopia of culinary delights.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/26/2011

VIDEO: IN THE KITCHEN

Making Madeleines

Watch St. Jack pastry chef Alissa Rozos teach us how to make her scrumptious madeleines.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/28/2011

Openings

Williams-Sonoma Reopens in NW

Head on down to Williams-Sonoma’s grand opening this weekend for tastings, demos, how-tos, and more.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/26/2011

Article

Hillsdale Farmers Market

The Hillsdale Farmers Market has a dedicated tote-carrying clientele. This truly neighborhood market station is open all year round. Add old Irish salmon to your shopping list if this is your destination.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/22/2011

Food Philanthropy

Bake Sale for Japan

Mark your calendars: Portland’s best bakers unite this Saturday for a monumental bake sale to benefit relief operations in Japan.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/30/2011

Mudroom

High App-titude

As if there weren't enough apps already, here come some more! Portland's Night & Day Studio are cranking out more games for kids.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/09/2011

Savor

A Portland Entrée

Chef Thomas Boyce serves up a simple seafood pasta dish to add to your recipe repertoire.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/14/2011

Wine News

Crazy for 08s

Everybody loves the 2008 vintage of Oregon pinot noir…and now the New York Times does too.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/19/2011

Article

Eat This Now

Frank's Noodle House in NE Portland, serves up "the best handmade noodles in town."

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/14/2011

Article

Introducing: ROOST

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/23/2010

Mudroom

Relay to Reel

_Hood to Coast_ follows four teams through the insane antics, crazy logistics and sheer endurance of the annual Timberline-to-Seaside relay race.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/22/2010
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