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 wireframes, apps, themes, blogs, and tweets—but her heart will forever live 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.

Review

Abby's Open Table

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

09/16/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Sunny Side Up

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

07/22/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

FOREST PARK

Forest Park Guide: Wildlife Crossing

Exploring Forest Park’s animal magnetism.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Review

Sunshine Tavern

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

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Long story [short]

The Champion

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

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Beyond the Bridges

Wild Wheels

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

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Article

Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for Foodies

A stopover in Manzanita promises a cornucopia of culinary delights.

05/26/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

VIDEO: IN THE KITCHEN

Making Madeleines

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

04/28/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Openings

Williams-Sonoma Reopens in NW

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

04/26/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

04/22/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

03/30/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

03/09/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Savor

A Portland Entrée

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

02/14/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

Wine News

Crazy for 08s

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

01/19/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

SLURP

Eat This Now

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

01/14/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

EAT HERE NOW

Introducing: ROOST

After working at high-end East Coast restaurants and jet-setting as a personal chef to celebrity clients, Roost's Megan Henzel was primed for a return to minimalism.

12/23/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

12/22/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Pour

Pop Culture

Are homemade sodas the next artisan drinking frontier?

12/22/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

These spots serve up dishes to perfectly compliment a fine whiskey, wine or beer.

11/17/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Hide Out

Whether off the beaten path, underground or out-of-state, these regional haunts are great for ladies' nights, discreet encounters or silently lurking in the shadows.

11/17/2010 By Kasey Cordell and Rachel Ritchie With Brian Barker