Executive Editor

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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ON THE WATER

Lake Escapes

We explore the best landlocked waters of the Northwest, from secluded beaches to wild waves fit for a weekend of watersports.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/01/2013

LONG STORY SHORT

Adulting Tips from Kelly Williams Brown

The Oregonian author dishes on her beginner’s guide to adulthood, Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/01/2013

ON THE WATER

Best Waterfront Daytrips

  • By Martin Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/29/2013

CONCERTS

Review: Blind Pilot with the Oregon Symphony

The much loved local indie-folk act charms a packed house with a vibrant symphonic collaboration at the Schnitz.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 04/29/2013

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

  • By Rachel Rasmussen, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/12/2013

POUR

Consider the Daiquiri

Rum enthusiast Michael Shea revives a very misunderstood classic cocktail.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/21/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Chef’s Choice

Portland chefs weigh in on their favorite cheap eats.

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Eat Portland Weird

It's time to embrace offal, grasshoppers, and pork skin!

  • By Allison Jones, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Bargains in the Burbs

Delicious discoveries beyond the city limits

  • By Allison Jones, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Taco Tours

Portland's newest generation of Mexican flavors

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Kids' Menus

Your child is a passport to small-plate bargains.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Hot Diggity Dogs!

Beauty on a bun for under $10

  • By Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Old World Eats

A hearty trek through Portland's Central European feasts

  • By Marty Patail, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Best of the Bowls

Fathomless pho, Korean hot pots, and goat curry

  • By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Happy Hour Havens

Great deals and steals, early and late

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Stuffed to the Gills

Delicious things—inside of other things

  • By Karen Brooks, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/22/2013

CHEAP EATS 2013

Date Nights

Affordable trysts on the town

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

FEATURE

Cheap Eats 2013

We combed old standbys, secret food spots, and happy hour havens to sniff out the great deals. Behold: 60 meals under $20, from multicourse feasts to herbaceous bowls of pho.

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/22/2013

WALLET GUIDE

Cozy Winter Cocktails

This month's sipping list

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/11/2012

Best Restaurants 2012

Meat-Free Zones

Relax, vegetarians! It's not all about prime cuts in this town.

  • By Allison Jones, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/19/2012
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