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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DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

This winter, head for the North Coast and revel in buckets of Oregon rain.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/02/2015
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

The Oregon Truffle Festival, the Eagle Cap Extreme, and the Winter Folk Festival...it's shaping up to be quite the month!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/13/2015
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EDITORS' NOTE

Making a Magazine Is A Little Like Time Travel

While you're celebrating the new year, we're thinking about summer—and beyond.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/05/2015
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THE MONEY ISSUE

5 Apps to Transform Your Monetary Life

Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/05/2015
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HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

  • By Marty Patail, Allison Jones, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/31/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Celebrate the new year, prepare for the Truffle Festival, head for the Chinese Garden, and get Wild!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/23/2014
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HIT LIST

10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Foodies

The perfect gift for every kind of foodie,(almost) all for under $50

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/17/2014
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BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Restaurants Dinner Series

Portland Monthly hands out awards to three top restaurants in a year of great eating. Behind the scenes at a trio of rollicking ceremonial dinners at Langbaan, Ataula, and Nodoguro.

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/10/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Celebrate the holidays on the coast, take advantage of serious Cyber Monday travel deals, and prep for the Oregon Truffle Festival.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/02/2014
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FEATURE

Portland Alt-Fitness Guide

Find your sanctuary of sweat in Portland's exploding universe of diverse exercise options.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/01/2014
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BEER BULLETIN

Fill Up Your Growler with One of These 6 Wintry Brews

Celebrate the season with a half-dozen seasonal ales...and one very merry mini keg.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/01/2014
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HABITAT

How Urban Timberworks Turns Fallen Trees into Legacy Furniture

Homeowners with damaged or diseased trees can call the experts to let their beloved limbs live a second life.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/01/2014
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WINTER BUCKET LIST

A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

Plan a perfect day on Mount Hood, layer up for winter biking, or get outta town for a warm-weather escape!

  • By Caleb Diehl, Michael Zusman, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 12/01/2014
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GET OUT

Cozy Up With a Book...Or an Ocean-Front Fireplace

In our December issue, we share the 50 things every Portlander must do when winter arrives. Here are a few bonus ideas for cold-weather inspiration.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/17/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Stormy weather arts in Cannon Beach, international film in Eugene, and plenty of wine in Walla Walla. It's a good time to explore the Northwest!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/04/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Giving Thanks for a Year of Great Eating (and More) in Portland

Finding inspiration in the year's best restaurants and incredible nonprofits in the month of gratitude.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 11/03/2014
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LIGHT A FIRE

Lifetime Achievement: Kathy Oliver of Outside In

Helping homeless and low-income communities lead healthy, productive lives

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/23/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Portland's best and spookiest celebrations of Halloween, Canopy by Hilton and Arc'teryx come to town, and fall hotel deals.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/21/2014
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HANDBOOK

A Designer's Guide to Staging (and Selling) Your Home

Staging a home for sale requires a bit of psychology—and a touch of gold.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/10/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Cider. Fall foliage. Pumpkins, mushrooms, apples, pears, and cranberries. Get out and enjoy harvest season!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/06/2014
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