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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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Memorial Day in the valley, Festival of Flowers in Portland, new BBQ in Newberg, and wildflowers everywhere!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/16/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Marvel at tall ships in Coos Bay, savor wine and pears in the Columbia River Gorge, and treat mom to some TLC.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/02/2014
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FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Laini Taylor, Justin Hocking, Brian Doyle, Rene Denfeld, Greg Young, Lexy Folkes, Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Carl Abbott, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/25/2014
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DEALS & HAPPENINGS

Tripster: Weekend Plans

Sip 60 Northwest ciders, catch stunning glimpses of wildflowers and puffins, and take your electric vehicle to wine country!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/21/2014
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NORTHWEST EVENTS

Puffins Arrive on Haystack Rock

This month, puffins from the open seas of the Pacific return to Cannon Beach's monolith to lay eggs and raise their chicks.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/11/2014
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WEEKEND AWAY

The New Golden Age of Los Angeles

Inside the creative reoccupation of Southern California's historic downtown, from a new Ace Hotel to new bars and boutiques.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/02/2014
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GIVEAWAY

Filmed by Bike Festival Giveaway

The bike-themed independent film fest will take over the Clinton Street Theater April 19–22. And we've got a pair of free passes!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/31/2014
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TRAVEL NEWS

7 Wonders of Oregon

Travel Oregon releases a pride-swelling video campaign surveying some of the more mind-blowing destinations in our state.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/07/2014
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BEST SANDWICHES 2014

25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

Why Portland stacks up as America's great new sandwich city

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/03/2014
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DAY TRIPPER

Bagby Hot Springs

It's always the right season for a pilgrimage to Oregon's rustic natural spa, tucked in the woods of the Cascade Range.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/26/2014
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BEST BARS 2014

Hey, Barkeep! 5 Local Bartenders to Watch

Savvy shakers share their signature drinks, cocktail philosophy, and where they sip on their nights off.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/03/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Journeys Into Night

Whether you’re seeking a suitable school, a backyard burial, or the perfect destination for your next night out, we’ve got you covered.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/03/2014
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HIT LIST

Portland’s Best Bars of the Moment

We sipped and rambled our way across the city in search of your favorite new bars—whether you’re in the mood for a fresh new spot or an old standby.

  • By Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 02/03/2014
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RED CARPET

The Best and Worst of The Golden Globes

Our annual, sharp-tongued commentary on the Golden Globes red-carpet fashion hits and misses.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 01/14/2014
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NEWS

"Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut!"

The story behind Oregon Wild's controversial billboard at the Portland Airport

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/10/2014
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EDITORS' NOTE

Welcome to the Redesign

A chronicle of the magazine's fresh look, a year in the making

  • By Kate Madden, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Michael Novak
  • Published 01/02/2014
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LONG STORY SHORT

Liv Warfield Returns to the Spotlight

After five years touring with Prince's New Power Generation, Portland's most soulful singer releases The Unexpected (with a little help from her friends).

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/02/2014
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BEYOND THE BRIDGES

Snow Days: 3 Oregonian Winter Weekends

Mount Hood, Hoodoo, and Mount Bachelor showcase the Northwest at its wintry best.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 01/02/2014
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SPORTS

Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

  • By Sol Neelman and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/02/2013
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EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/01/2013
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