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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COCKTAIL RECIPE

Teardrop's Cocktail Onions Will Transform Your Holiday Drinks

Peel back the layers of the Gibson cocktail with this DIY garnish.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/23/2015

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

3 Winter Destinations to Cure Your Cabin Fever

From storm-watching escapes to a trio of Oregon hot springs, we've got your answer to seasonal wanderlust.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/23/2015

TRAVEL NEWS

The Top 20 Hotels in the Pacific Northwest

Conde Nast Traveler has released its "Readers' Choice Awards 2015"—here's who made the Oregon list.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/10/2015

GIVEAWAY

Win a One-Night Stay at McMenamins' New Anderson School Hotel

Ready to check out the McMenamins' new five-acre compound in Bothell, Washington? Enter to win!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/30/2015

EDITORS' NOTE

Why a Rainy Fall Feels Extra Necessary in Portland This Year

Our executive editor meditates on the joys of autumnal hibernation after a summer for the record books.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/27/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Lifetime Achievement: Jean DeMaster of Human Solutions

Providing low-income housing, utility assistance, employment training, and eviction prevention for Portland families

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/20/2015

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Emerging Leader: Giovanni McKenzie of Queer Intersections Portland

Helping LGBT youth navigate the intersections of immigrant status, gender identity, and race.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/20/2015

HOTEL DESIGN

The Secrets of a New Portland Hotel's Room Design

The minds behind Hotel Eastlund reveal the art of creating memorable spaces.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Needs a Magazine Devoted to Design

Our executive editor meditates on the spaces and makers that deserve a fittingly stylish platform to show off their successes.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/05/2015

LOCAL DESIGN

Meet Portland's Hottest Makers of the Moment

From stylish modern macrame to museum-quality vintage poster restoration, Portland's creative class keeps getting cooler.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/05/2015

SO LONG, SUMMER

What Was Your Quintessential Oregon Summer Moment?

As fall officially kicks off, we look back at a season of beach trips, bike rides, and record heat waves. Add your memory to the mix!

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/23/2015

WEEKEND PLANS

Make the Most of the Final Weekend of Summer

Each week throughout the summer, we shared dozens of ways to make the most of your days off—now, get ready for one final hurrah.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/22/2015

DAY TRIP

A Few Fresh (and Bubbly) Reasons to Return to Wine Country

Argyle's dramatic new tasting house gives the Willamette Valley even more sparkle—plus where to eat, paddle, and shop in between tasting flights.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/21/2015

SHOP LOCAL

The 7 Best Shops to Find Stylish Goods for Your Home

From ultra-Northwest heritage to over-the-top European luxury, our best furniture stores hold the keys to a thoroughly stylish home life.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/21/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: September 18-20

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: Feast, Rose City Comic Con, and Hood River's Pear Celebration!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/14/2015

SUMMER GUIDE

This Weekend, Do Your Own Hood to Coast

If you didn’t snag your spot in the 197-mile relay spectacle that is Hood to Coast, worry not—we’ve got just the DIY journey for you.

  • By Fiona McCann and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/25/2015

SHOP GLOBAL

A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer

This summer, no weekend shall be left behind. We offer itineraries for every day off from now until the end of September.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/01/2015

HAPPY TRAILS

A Field Guide to the Best Hiking and Biking Trails in Oregon

34 amazing places to hike, bike, and explore from Hood to the coast—and beyond.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 07/21/2015
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