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.

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.

09/22/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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!

09/14/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

08/25/2015 By Fiona McCann and Rachel Ritchie

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.

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

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.

08/01/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

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.

07/21/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland Monthly Staffers Drove Over 3000 Miles this Month

...all in the pursuit of the ultimate Northwest trails.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

HAPPY TRAILS

An Oregonian's Guide to Hiking and Biking in Washington

Don't let a state border keep you from tackling some of the best trails around.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

GOOD EATS

Mastering the Art of Home-Brewed Kombucha

Salt, Fire & Time's Tressa Yellig shares her secrets to the best 'booch around.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

GOOD EATS

Portland's 10 Hottest Healthy Dishes of 2015

Welcome to flavor country, where locals are taking guilt-free nosh to a whole new level.

07/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie and Molly Woodstock

GET OUT

Seize the Summer with 9 Ways to Explore the Northwest on Bike, Boat, and ... Skis?

From the Hood River Fruit Loop and waterfall trails to challenging coastal hikes and bucolic cycling paths, we help you experience the marvels of our state.

07/13/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

PHOTO ESSAY

The Crush

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day's captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

07/01/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Boulder Lake Makes an Ideal Summer Day Hike

With picture-perfect picnic tables, pine-dotted cliffs, and wildflowers, this 11-acre lake is calling.

06/22/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 19-21

Each week throughout the summer, we'll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: Celebrate the solstice with What the Festival, kayak tours, and ping pong in Forest Park.

06/16/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

JUST BECAUSE

A Portland Photographer's Amazing Shots from Argentina

Andy Batt traveled to the volcanic deserts of northwestern Argentina—and came back with stunning photographs.

06/12/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE

Your Guide to the Perfect Portland Weekend: June 11-14

Each week throughout the summer, we'll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off!

06/12/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

NONPROFIT AWARDS

Light a Fire Awards 2015 Nomination Deadline Extended!

Nominations for Portland Monthly's annual awards honoring the nonprofit community are open until June 5. Help us celebrate the best in our community by nominating a deserving individual or organization now!

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Kick Off Summer with a June Full of Pride, Beer, and Naked Bike Rides

Follow our guide to enjoying every single moment of Portland's most glorious season, and leave no weekend behind!

05/26/2015 Photography by Rachel Ritchie