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.
SO LONG, SUMMER
What Was Your Quintessential Oregon Summer Moment?
Make the Most of the Final Weekend of Summer
A Few Fresh (and Bubbly) Reasons to Return to Wine Country
The 7 Best Shops to Find Stylish Goods for Your Home
Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: September 18-20
This Weekend, Do Your Own Hood to Coast
A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets
SUMMER GUIDE 2015
The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Portland Summer
A Field Guide to the Best Hiking and Biking Trails in Oregon
Why Portland Monthly Staffers Drove Over 3000 Miles this Month
An Oregonian's Guide to Hiking and Biking in Washington
Mastering the Art of Home-Brewed Kombucha
Portland's 10 Hottest Healthy Dishes of 2015
Seize the Summer with 9 Ways to Explore the Northwest on Bike, Boat, and ... Skis?
TRAIL OF THE MONTH
Boulder Lake Makes an Ideal Summer Day Hike
Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 19-21
A Portland Photographer's Amazing Shots from Argentina
Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 11-14