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.

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off, the Jupiter Hotel launches a boozy package, and Travel Oregon offers a free "wintercation."

02/24/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

JUST BECAUSE

An Epic Oregon Coast Video

Crashing waves, towering monoliths, otherworldly sunsets—this video reminds us why we love the Oregon coast.

02/09/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

02/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

The Startling Truth About Pay Inequality in Oregon

Did you know that women in Oregon earn 79¢ for every dollar a man earns? We offer an annotated guide to the shocking numbers behind our state's wage gap.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

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

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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!

01/13/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

THE MONEY ISSUE

5 Apps to Transform Your Monetary Life

Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

12/31/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

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

12/23/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HIT LIST

10 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Foodies

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

12/17/2014 With Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

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.

12/10/2014 Photography by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks By Benjamin Tepler

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.

12/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

Portland Alt-Fitness Guide

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

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

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!

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

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.

11/17/2014 By Randy Gragg and Rachel Ritchie

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!

11/04/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

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.

11/03/2014 By Rachel Ritchie