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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Pour

Pop Culture

Are homemade sodas the next artisan drinking frontier?

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/22/2010

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Eat Well

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

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/17/2010

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.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/17/2010

Food News

New Chef at Saucebox!

Portland newcomer Jason Neroni takes the reins at Bruce Carey’s downtown mainstay.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/29/2010

Eat This Now

Eat: An Oyster Bar

Rachel Ritchie gives us a taste of N Williams Avenue's Cajun and Creole dishes from the New Orleans-styled, Eat.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/18/2010

Eat This Now

French Onion ‘Zizou’ Burger at Dick’s Kitchen

The menu at new Portland eatery Dick's Kitchen focuses on classic diner fare like burgers, sausages, and sandwiches, but with a twist: beef is local and grass-fed; buns, ketchup, mustard, and special sauces are made in-house; fries are not deep-fried but

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/13/2010

Food Cart City

The Icono-Carts

Six stand-alone carts that prove diamonds in the rough.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, and Martha Calhoon
  • Published 08/17/2010

Food Cart City

The Pioneer

North Station: N Greeley Ave & Killingsworth St

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/17/2010

Food Cart City

Cartopia

SE Hawthorne Blvd & 12th Ave

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/17/2010

Article

Food Cart City

Portland's ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare. From "the primo pods":/eat-and-drink/articles/carts-mississippi-0910/ to "roving taco trucks":/eat-and-drink/articles/carts-mobil

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 08/17/2010

Introducing

Tasty n Sons

Tapas-inspired brunch joint opens on N Williams thanks to Toro Bravo owner and chef, John Gorham.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/14/2010

Pour

Forgotten Fruits

Hard Cider finally to the fore, after waiting in the wings behind main stage stars Beer and Wine.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/14/2010

Pour

Bloody Perfect

Serratto bartender Kurt Fritzler demonstrates that proportion is what's truly key in making a good Bloody Mary. His expert guidance (provided here) plus your unrelenting practice should turn you into a Bloody Mary master in no time.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/11/2010

Mudroom

Absolute Alfresco

Casa Naranja in North Portland sports a casual, bungalow-esque outdoor space with all the trappings of patio perfection. Ambient lighting, a wide variety of seating, and classic landscaping make this spot Portland Monthly's Quintessential Patio.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/10/2010

phile under: music festival

Sasquatch!

We have finally recovered from the three day music fest. Can we please go back for more?

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/04/2010

Portland Spaces: Handbook

For the Birds

Urbanization and the creation of homes has also meant the destruction of potential homes for many of Portland's native bird species. The Western Bluebird has been completely forced out of the Willamette Valley, but thanks to local advocates, they re start

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/27/2010

Portland Spaces: Handbook

A Moveable Feast

The key to backyard dining is the picnic table, and a good one could cost you a small fortune. Avoid the steep costs and learn how to build your own with this detailed guide.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/27/2010

Long Story [Short]

The Officer

Portland police officer, Gregory Mack, shares his stories of patrolling the city on horseback.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/21/2010

Get Out!

Long Haul

Really get some distance from the city by immersing yourself in one or a few of these far off paradises.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/17/2010

Pour

Cello Shots

An in-depth discourse on what happens when the appletini goes out of style.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/23/2010
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