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.

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Thunder eggs, theater, and a chocolate waterfall

Fun For Ages 4-11

Elementary antics for your blossoming kiddies.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/21/2010

Bluegrass, books, and building monster forts

Fun For Ages 0-3

The activity plan for the toddler tykes is made up of a nature hike, a restaurant with a grandmother's feel, a playhouse for the wee ones, and storytime to enhance literary skills, among other enterprises.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/19/2010

Fun 101

Your Family’s Ultimate Guide to Summer

Ready for a summer with the kids? The trick is to find activities that don't include vegging out in front of the TV or sleeping till noon. To keep their minds engaged and their muscles developing we've got 46 solutions to the doldrums, from bird watching

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/19/2010

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Walking to the Future

Portland is anticipating hefty changes over three decades, according to the city's new 30-year urban blueprint.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/16/2010

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Up-and-Comers

The neighborhoods of Kenton, Foster-Powell, and Boise are looking forward to an increase in value.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, Randy Gragg, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 03/16/2010

Great Neighborhoods: Taking the Long View

Holding Steady

Take a tour of crash-beating neighborhoods—the Northwest District, Cathedral Park, and Sabin.

  • By Rachel Ritchie, Brian Barker, Randy Gragg, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 03/16/2010

Two-Minute Critic

A Brine Time

Savor the seasoning at the Salt Grotto in the Pearl.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/16/2010

The Mudroom

Perfect Pairings

Enjoy a cold one while you wait for a restaurant as we examine four ambiguously adept combos of eat and drink.

  • By Avz, Amber Villa-Zang, Rachel Ritchie, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 03/15/2010

High Spirits

Prost

Drink some bier and eat your wurst at this German beer hall, located on N Mississippi Avenue.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/17/2010

Long Story Short

The Rugger

Meet San Juanita Moreno, 26-year-old from Eastern Oregon, who has found her place in Rugby amongst Portland's premier women's team and the Olympic US national team.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/15/2010

INTRODUCING

Fats

The newest member of Micah Camden's culinary empire, Fats, gives Portland the taste of a British gastropub. And poutine.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/19/2010

Mudroom

Chasing the Wind

Renewable Energy Composite Solutions and Oregon Wind battle in a war for wind.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/19/2010

Mudroom

Upward Bound

It's been 20 years since Barbara Roberts became Oregon's first female governor, and five years since Vera Katz was mayor, and since then, no woman has even been a major candidate for their offices. Emerge America, a Democratic women's boot camp, aims to

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/19/2010

Christianity in Portland

Jesus' Favorite City

Despite a reputation as one of the "least-churched" regions in the country, Portland is a breeding ground for liberal Christianity. We sat down with a few of Portland's liberal church avant-garde and had a conversation about the value of religion.

  • By Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 12/11/2009

POUR

Mr. Tea

After a short retirement, Steve Smith, the founder of Tazo, is back with a new assortment of teas that bring tastes from around the world to Portland.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/11/2009

Feature

Mt. Hood

As the temperatures dip towards freezing, that big A-shaped peak to the east, Mt. Hood, calls to Portlanders. We've put together a guide that highlights 23 of the mountain's most essential experiences.

  • By Kelly O'Connor, Rachel Ritchie, Christopher Van Tilburg, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 11/09/2009

Mudroom

Unspoken Word

On the heels of Megan McMorris' _P.S. What I Didn't Say_, a Portland native scours schools, churches, and prisons for letters indicating what someone would have said.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/09/2009

EAT THIS NOW

Pepsi Chicken

Veteran restauranteur Jay Irvin marinades his chicken in Pepsi, making for a meat that's sweet, savory, and tender—think teriyaki chicken with a sorghum tinge.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/09/2009

POUR

Autumn on the Rocks

Take a little inspiration from the Czech Republic to find the right drink to bridge the seasons in the city.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/09/2009

Web Exclusive

Set Out for the South

Portland Monthly editor Rachel Ritchie shares pictures from her getaway adventure into Southeast Oregon.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/11/2009
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