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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COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Where to Eat This Week

From char-spotted pepperoni pies at Pizza Jerk to grand whole Peking duck at Departure, these are the things you must devour this week.

  • By Eat Beat Team
  • Published 12/23/2015

PDX, WORLD

Explore the World with Portland’s Direct International Flights

Going global from the Rose City has never been easier. Start with these five amazing direct-flight destinations.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Frankfurt

Germany’s big-business city can also be big fun.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Puerto Vallarta

An accidental Mexican resort town revels in global charm.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

EDITORS’ NOTE

Discovering Portland

Remembering the early days of arriving in the Rose City

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/20/2015

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

Are You a Real Portlander?

Have you sprinted up Tabor? Gone commando at the World Naked Bike Ride? Consumed *all* the beer? Take our quiz to find out if you’re (nearly) native—or just got off the bus.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/11/2015

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
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